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"Tuesday on MISSION CONTROL, OVER, live at 11:00AM PT: Did you know
that a 1cm paint chip travelling at 15km per second in orbit can
seriously damage a spacecraft or Astronaut on an EVA? Nick Johnson
does! He's NASA's Manager of Orbital Debris and his work keeps
everything out of harms way.
With the world's largest parachute for the ISS' X-38 Crew Return Vehicle
being tested in Arizona, we thought this would be a good time to check back
with project manager Brian Anderson on the entire X-38 reentry process.
Radio Telescopes Fail to Detect Polar Lander
Moon Base, California
Astro-E Launch Delayed a Day
Another Potential Killer asteroid Found
RADIO Telescopes FAIL TO DETECT POLAR LANDER
Even with the assistance of radio Telescopes around the world,
NASA hasn't heard a peep from the Mars Polar Lander, which went
missing shortly after entering the Red Planet's atmosphere back
in December. The team will make another attempt to make contact
later this week. Radio Telescopes from Italy, England, the US and
the Netherlands have all joined in the search.
MOON BASE, CALIFORNIA
The residents of Hesperia, California have decided to move the Moon
a little closer to home. They've been using a building technique,
known as "superadobe", developed by local architect Nader
Khalili - a process that uses burners to make clay impervious to
rain, snow, and more resistant to earthquakes. They're now planning
to build a prototype Moon base near town to test the concept as a
possible solution for a lunar base.
ASTRO-E LAUNCH DELAYED A DAY
The launch of the Astro-E X-ray spacecraft has been delayed until
tomorrow because of high winds at the launch site. Liftoff will be
on February 9th at 5:30pm PST (0130 UST). The Japanese/US-built
Astro-E will launch on an M-5 rocket from the Kagoshima Space Center.
ANOTHER POTENTIAL KILLER asteroid FOUND
For the fifth time in two years, Astronomers have announced the
discovery of an asteroid that could collide with the Earth in the
future - the odds are 1 in 1 million that it will strike in 2022.
The object is 2000 BF19, and at 800 meters across, it can't cause
planetwide destruction, just catastrophic damage to the strike
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