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Expedition 1 Enters Their New Home in Space.
November 2, 2000
Immunity in Space - Getting Close to Your Neighbours
Expedition 1 Enters Their New Home in Space
When Galaxies Collide
IMMUNITY IN SPACE - GETTING CLOSE TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS
One of the research programs led by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute is examining the effect on the immune system of long-duration space flight and weightlessness. This research will have important implications for the feasibility of manned missions to Mars and beyond, as well as benefiting human healthcare here on Earth. Jennifer Laing looks at this research program and its use of Australian Antarctic researchers as a parallel to those living and working in space.
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EXPEDITION 1 ENTERS THEIR NEW HOME IN SPACE
The first permanent inhabitants of the International Space Station entered their new home today when their Soyuz spacecraft linked up at 11:00am GMT. William Shepherd, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko entered the station, turned on the lights and life support systems, and proceeded to set up a live television link with the Russian mission control to confirm that the move-in was going well. They'll remain on the station for the next four months, when they're replaced by the next crew.
WHEN Galaxies COLLIDE
New photographs taken with the Hubble Space Telescope show a sideswipe collision between a large spiral Galaxy and a smaller irregular galaxy. Located 206 million light years away in the direction of the constellation Lyra, the collision is actually pretty safe for all the individual stars involved - because of the vast distances between the stars, their chance of colliding is very small.
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