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Canadian meteorite Reveals Clues About the Solar System.
September 6, 2000
Meet the 'Class of the New Millennium'
Canadian meteorite Reveals Clues About the Solar System
Crew Prepares for Life in Space
Kistler Gets Closer to Rocket Launch
MEET THE 'CLASS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM'
Jennifer Laing meets the 17 new Astronaut candidates for 2000, selected by NASA from over 2,500 applicants to become the future of Space exploration in the 21st century. See the selection criteria to learn if you have the "right stuff". A universe Today exclusive story.
CANADIAN meteorite REVEALS CLUES ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM
A rare meteorite discovered in the Canadian Yukon was recently analyzed by experts at Purdue University. Their analysis of 45 chemical elements suggests that the space rock contains material that is unchanged since the birth of the solar system. The meteorite lit up the night sky early this year as a giant fireball - fortunately it crashed into a frozen late and was quickly discovered, extremely well preserved.
CREW PREPARES FOR LIFE IN SPACE
The first crew of the International Space Station is fully expecting the deal with malfunctions when they arrive on board their new home later this year - but any new house has its problems. Led by commander Bill Shepherd, the crew has been ready to go for a long time due to delays in construction of the station, but their mission actually begins with a Soyuz launch on October 3rd. The crew will remain on board the station for four months.
KISTLER GETS CLOSER TO ROCKET LAUNCH
A reusable rocket built in the United States, but launched from Australia is getting closer to reality. The Kistler Aerospace announced that it has received commitments for $1 billion in satellite contracts, which is enough money to launch their reusable rocket, the K-1, three times from a launch pad in Woomera, Australia. At full capacity, the K-1 is expected to be able to launch and return once every two weeks. The first launch is anticipated for 2002.
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