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Astronauts Arrive in the Cape for Shuttle Mission.
STS-99 Space Shuttle Reference Guide
To help you keep track of the upcoming Space Shuttle launch, I've
put together a special reference guide with information and links
to all the important aspects of the mission, including photos, NASA
information, and links to other articles and stories about the mission.
I've also got a couple of references to sites hosting NASA TV, so
you can watch the launch live through the Internet. As with the
lunar eclipse, I'll try to find as many different locations as I
can, so if one is slow, you can link to another.
Potential Engine Problem Could Delay Endeavour
Astronauts Arrive in the Cape for Shuttle Mission
China Hopes to Prevent a Space Arms Race
Next Mir Mission Scheduled
POTENTIAL ENGINE PROBLEM COULD DELAY ENDEAVOUR
A post-flight investigation of the Space Shuttle Discovery after
the Hubble servicing mission turned up a potentially deadly flaw
in one of the engines. Had it been more severe, the shuttle could
have been destroyed during launch. NASA is trying to understand
the severity of this problem, and its possible effect on
Endeavour - they may decide to push the launch back to February 9th.
ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE IN THE CAPE FOR SHUTTLE MISSION
The Space Shuttle Endeavour astronauts arrived in Cape Canaveral
yesterday in preparation for Monday's launch. The 11-day radar
topology mapping mission will provide highly detailed 3-D maps
for 80% of the world's surface - the most detailed maps ever made.
CHINA HOPES TO PREVENT A SPACE ARMS RACE
The Chinese government has stepped up efforts to prevent the
development of a U.S. anti-missile system, saying that its top
priority is to prevent an arms race in outer space. A Chinese
ambassador called for the UN to launch negotiations aimed at
banning the testing, deployment, and use of weapons in outer space.
NEXT MIR MISSION SCHEDULED
The Russian Space Agency has confirmed a launch schedule for the
next few months, which includes return flights to Mir. A Soyuz
booster rocket will launch on Feb. 1st with cargo in preparation
for a manned flight to the space station on March 30th. The total
cost of these missions will be $18 million.
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