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Atlantis Reaches Space Station
Atlas Launch Pushed Back to Tuesday
Mir Will Be Empty by June
ATLANTIS REACHES SPACE STATION
Astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis had a busy weekend.
After catching up with the International Space Station early Saturday
morning, Astronauts James Voss and Jeffrey Williams spent most of Sunday
spacewalking. They installed a new Russian crane, a new antenna, and
several handrails. Over the course of the mission, they will transfer a
total of 450 kg to the station.
ATLAS LAUNCH PUSHED BACK TO TUESDAY
Technicians aborted Saturday's launch attempt of the new Atlas III
US/Russian rocket when the launch window was used up clearing 70
boats from the danger area. The technicians also discovered a faulty
valve gasket on the pad, and aborted the launch. The next window opens
up Tuesday morning at 5:38 EDT (2138 GMT).
MIR WILL BE EMPTY BY JUNE
Russian space officials announced their plans to evacuate Mir in June
due to lack of funding; although, it will keep will keep the station in
orbit in case there is money for future missions. The officials announced
they might have to make the station re-enter orbit if no money can
be found by August.
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
Countdown Creations - http://www.countdown-creations.com
Apparel for the Space Pioneer: The internet's leader in space
T-shirts and mission apparel.
Cotswolds Astronomical Society - http://members.xoom.com/CotswoldAS
They're interested in all aspects of astronomy.
SpaceWatch - http://www.spacewatch.com
Robert Gibala - http://home.sol.no/~gibala
CCD image with PixCel 237 (ST 237) and Celestron Compustar 8
Amateur CCD astronomy - http://stargazer111.home.mindspring.com
A web page devoted to show what can be done with an 8"SCT telescope
and a homebuilt ccd astro imaging camera.
American Science & Surplus - http://www.sciplus.com
Surplus Electronics, Optics, Mechanical stuff for builders.
Las Vegas Astronomical Society - http://www.ccsn.nevada.edu/other/LVAS/LVASMain.html
The SETI League, Inc. - http://www.setileague.org
The premier international grassroots organization Searching for
Alienlogo.com - http://www.alienlogo.com
Home of the Alien Logo 'Fish'
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society - http://www.eatel.net/~fred/bras/bras.html
Louisiana astronomy club web site.
Software Bisque - http://www.bisque.com
Publishers of TheSky astronomy Software and other astronomy-related products.
Vagrin - http://home.gci.net/~ursusarctus
StarLore - http://www.starlore.net
An amateur site for the amateur Astronomer
Brian's Space Hotlist - http://www.ssl.umd.edu/space
A collection of hundreds of links to quality space information.
The site is intelligently organized into a number of topics, and
annotations make it clear what each site listed is about.
Gordon Garradd's astronomy Page - http://www.ozemail.com.au/~loomberah
This page shows some of my recent images, especially of comets and asteroids.
AstronomyOne - http://www.astronomyone.com
a web store with a wide variety of products for the astronomy enthusiast
Night Sky Over the Palm Beaches at the South Florida - http://www.sfsm.org/nspb.htm
a daily live tour of south Florida skies.
Moore Observatory - http://www.astro.louisville.edu
Located on a wildlife refuge and specializing in wide-field spectroscopy.
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