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November 3, 2000

NASA Tests X-38 Escape Vehicle

Space Station Might Get a New Name

NASA TESTS X-38 ESCAPE VEHICLE

NASA performed its latest test of the X-38 prototype escape vehicle by dropping it from the bottom of a B-52 aircraft over a dry lake bed in California. The X-38 will allow astronauts to evacuate from the International Space Station in case of an emergency, such as decompression of the station. A space test flight of the vehicle is planned for 2002, when it will be released in orbit by the Space Shuttle to fly back to Earth.

Original Source:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/x38/index.html

Internet Coverage:

http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/11/02/space.escape.02/index.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/11/02b.html

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SPACE STATION MIGHT GET A NEW NAME

Once they moved in to the International Space Station yesterday, commander William Shepherd proposed to change its name to Alpha - the codename used during the station's early planning stages. The name isn't permanent, though; it has its critics. The Russians believe that Mir should be considered Alpha, and ISS should be Beta, or even Mir 2. A permanent name will have to wait until a later date.

Internet Coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1005000/1005471.stm

http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/11/02/space.docking.03/index.html

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