Shuttle's Work Nearly Complete
Atlas 3 Debut is a Success
scientists Hoping to Stop Compton's Destruction
SHUTTLE'S WORK NEARLY COMPLETE
The crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis have completed most of the repairs to the International Space Station. If the mission wraps up as smoothly as it has gone so far, the crew will undock Atlantis from the station on Friday. There is one small problem with one of the newly installed batteries, however, which could cause the crew to stick around until Monday to make sure it's repaired.
ATLAS 3 DEBUT IS A SUCCESS
After a series of delays over the past month, the brand new Atlas 3A US/Russian rocket roared into space on its inaugural flight. The rocket cleared the launch tower Wednesday at 7:10 EDT, and the upper stage positioned the Eutelsat W4 satellite in a preliminary parking orbit.
SCIENTISTS HOPING TO STOP COMPTON'S DESTRUCTION
The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory has been working hard for science since it was launched in 1991. But since one of its three gyroscopes failed, NASA has decided to de-orbit the observatory rather than allow another gyroscope to fail - if one does, NASA won't be able to control where the telescope crashes. scientists who rely on the observatory are trying to get NASA to take the risk anyway.
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
Illinois State Academy of Science - http://www.il-st-acad-sci.org/
Includes hundreds of pages with information and links.
ykChia's AstroWeb - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Cockpit/9033/
Astrovideography (cooled and uncooled camera), satellites Watching, sky diary and upcoming space related projects.
Noella D'Cruz's Home Page - http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~noella
research work which is related to globular clusters, Cepheids and clusters of Galaxies is also linked.
Astronomy 4 Dummies - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5570/
A site for those with a general interest in astronomy.
Observatorio ARVAL - http://www.arval.org.ve
Astronomical Information. Bilingual (English - Spanish). The wonder and beauty of astronomy.
Amazing Space Place - http://spaceplace.hypermart.net
Telescopes, eyepieces and accessories. astronomy books, videos and more.
Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers - http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~trekka
A Pacific Northwest Club focused on keeping astronomy fun!
Amateur Astronomer's Notebook - http://www.sover.net/~pchapin
dedicated to amateur sky observing.
NUSAS cyberSPACE - http://scicblc.nus.edu.sg/~nusas
The official website for the NUS Astronomical Society.
Griffith Observatory - http://www.griffithobs.org
Astronomical League - http://www.astroleague.org
an association of amateur Astronomers promoting observing, education, and fraternity.
Tony's Homepage of astronomy - http://tonysastronomy.freeservers.com
This site is focused on observations, and imaging of the Sun in H Alpha.
Univelt Publishers - http://univelt.staigerland.com
books of the AAS, Mars society, and more space travel
San Francisco Amateur Astronomers - http://www.zennla.com/sfaa
Sharing the wonders of the universe.
Academic Info: astronomy - http://www.academicinfo.net/astro.html
An annotated directory of Internet resources tailored to an advanced high school or college audience.
Spectrashift.com - http://www.Spectrashift.com
dedicated to Amateur Radial Velocity Studies
Dorval astronomy Club - http://www.multimania.com/cdadfs
A fun astronomy club in the city of Dorval(near Montreal, QC, Canada). Founded in 1971
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