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August 1, 2000

Arctic Mars Simulation Begins

Iridium's Last Chance

Zvezda in Control of the Space Station

ARCTIC MARS SIMULATION BEGINS

With the simulated Mars habitat complete, members of the Mars society are now learning what it's like to "live on Mars" - in a crater in Canada's arctic. Over the coming weeks, members of the team will explore the surrounding crater, study the local geology, and search for microscopic life. The team will also simulate time-delayed communications with Mission Control, which would be the case if they were actually on Mars.

Original Source:

http://www.marssociety.org/

Internet Coverage:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/431335.asp

http://www.spaceref.com/focuson/marsonearth/webcam.html

IRIDIUM'S LAST CHANCE

A New York City bankruptcy court has given troubled Iridium 10 days to find a buyer for its 66 satellites or else they will be deorbited. The decision came after a potential acquisition for $50 million by merchant bank Castle Harlan fell through. If Iridium fails to negotiate a deal by August 9th, Motorola will write the software required to crash the satellites over the next two years.

Original Source:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000728/ny_castle_.html

Internet Coverage:

http://www.floridatoday.com/space/explore/stories/2000b/080100a.htm

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/07/31a.html

ZVEZDA IN CONTROL OF THE SPACE STATION

The newly-docked Zvezda Service Module has now assumed computer control of the International Space Station, a task previously handled by the Zarya module. Now that Zvezda is in place, 15 missions are planned over the next year to continue to construction of the 55-tonne complex. The first long-term inhabitants are expected to arrive at the station later this year.

Original Source:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2000/iss00-35.html

Internet Coverage:

http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/08/01/iss.update/index.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/08/01a.html

A few more astronomy clubs, web pages and space societies.

Leicester University astronomy Society - http://www.star.le.ac.uk/astrosoc

We are an university astronomy society, aimed at introducing students to astronomy, although members of the public are also welcome. The Internet pages act as an introduction to all aspects of observing the night sky.

The Sky Guide - http://www.theskyguide.com/

A guide to astronomy and stargazing, covering observing, choosing and using equipment, telescope making, astrophotography (film, ccd, and video). Highlights include a collection of hundreds of product reviews organized by

product-type and manufacturer.

Visual Deep Sky astronomy Site - http://www.cobweb.nl/bertyvon/index.html

My deep-sky observing site is a valuable recource for amateurs who want to observe the deep-sky with modest instruments. It is divided in separate deep-sky sections. In each section you find observing-results and drawings of the objects I observed.

Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers - http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~trekka/

A community based society dedicated to preserving the arts and skills of amateur astronomy.



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