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More Evidence of Past water on Mars.
November 20, 2000
TransHab - Over-Inflated Idea or Home Sweet Home?
More Evidence of Past water on Mars
Progress Docks with International Space Station
TRANSHAB - OVER-INFLATED IDEA OR HOME SWEET HOME?
The concept of an inflatable home in space might sound like something out of The Jetsons but it's on the drawing board right now. Jennifer Laing reports on how the International Space Station may one day have its own inflatable module known as 'TransHab' - a home away from home such as you've never seen before.
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MORE EVIDENCE OF PAST water ON MARS
New images of taken by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft show even more evidence that liquid water once flowed on the surface of Mars - specifically, there are channels carved into the peaks of sand dunes inside one of the planet's southern craters. Strangely, the evidence is found in the areas of the planet which are colder: nearer to the poles and on areas generally obscured in shadow. The southern hemisphere's winter begins in mid-December, so scientists will use the Global Surveyor to try and catch the activity as it happens.
PROGRESS DOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
A Russian Progress supply vessel docked with the International Space Station on Friday to bring the astronauts more food, water, fuel, clothing and equipment. Things didn't go as planned, however, as the automated guidance system malfunctioned as the Progress approached the station. The astronauts were forced to switch to a manual docking system, but they were able to bring the ship in perfectly.
LAUNCH OF NASA'S Earth OBSERVATION satellite DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY
NASA announced that is delaying the launch of its new Earth Observing 1 satellite until tomorrow. The satellite was originally scheduled to launch today on board a Boeing Delta II rocket; however, NASA needed more time to file additional documentation. The Earth Observing 1 satellite is part of NASA's new Millennium Program, and contains a suite of land-imaging tools. The launch is has been rescheduled for 3:24am GMT on Wednesday.
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