December 6, 2000
Putting the Pressure On
Spacewalkers Connect Solar Panels to Alpha
Atlas Launches Spy Satellite
PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON
Jennifer Laing reports on a young Australian involved in new spacesuit design. James Waldie, a Research Scholar at UCSD, is looking at new spacesuit models for both intra-vehicular (IVA) and extra-vehicular (EVA) use, to help counteract the debilitating effects of weightlessness on astronauts, and perhaps assist expeditions to the Moon and Mars.
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SPACEWALKERS CONNECT SOLAR PANELS TO ALPHA
On their second spacewalk of this mission, astronauts Joe Tanner and Carlos Noriega connected the power and data cables to space station Alpha's new solar wings. During the 6 hour, 37 minute spacewalk the two men also installed a large dish antenna and prepared the exterior of the station for the addition of the Destiny laboratory module, due to be attached in January. Endeavor is due to return to Earth on December 11th.
ATLAS LAUNCHES SPY SATELLITE
An Lockheed Martin Atlas 2A rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida last night at 2:47am GMT, carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The launch was delayed several times because of boats in the launch hazard area, and a collection of technical problems.
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MSAS, an educational nonprofit organization, providing facilities (MSAS astronomy Village), instruction and resources in Astronomy, grades K-12 and general public.
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An amateur astronomy web directory, forums, classifeds and free email.
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Space engineering firm specializes in spacecraft and launch vehicle development
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high vacuum coating for amateur telescope makers.
Aeronautics Learning Laboratory (ALLSTAR) - http://www.allstar.fiu.edu
History, Science, Careers and Research in Aeronautics/Aviation. Features teachers' guide, video and photo galleries.
Wollongong Amateur astronomy Club - http://www.users.bigpond.com/paul.b/index.htm
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