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AN ALL-NEW "MISSION CONTROL, OVER"

SpaceWatch interviews Bill Muehlberger

Since it was proven once and for all that the Moon is not made of

cheese but of rock, it goes without saying that the skills of a

geologist were needed by NASA. Enter University of Texas professor

Bill Muehlberger! He began with Apollo 15 and his career continued

with Apollo 16, Apollo 17, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, and every single

Space Shuttle mission to date. In fact, Bill trains all NASA

astronauts in geology - frequently having to start from square one!

Watch it at http://www.spacewatch.com

Endeavour Launch Could Be Delayed

NEAR Catches its First Photo of asteroid Eros

Robot Ready to Look for Meteorites

Missile Defense System Fails Test

ENDEAVOUR LAUNCH COULD BE DELAYED

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is due to launch on January 31st for

a radar mapping mission, but concerns about the shuttle's thermal

protection tiles could keep it grounded. When Discovery landed on

its most recent mission, it was missing a tile, and it turns out

it was improperly attached in the first place. NASA is concerned

this could also be the case with Endeavour.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/0001/19sts99frr/index.html

http://cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/01/19/shuttle.tiles.ap/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/science/011900/space_shuttle.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/357299.asp

NEAR CATCHES ITS FIRST PHOTO OF asteroid EROS

Although it expects to rendezvous with asteroid Eros on February

14th, the Near Earth asteroid Rendezvous satellite (NEAR) has

already begun taking pictures of its target. This first picture

was taken while the spacecraft was over 45,000 kms away from the

asteroid. Once it arrives, it will fire its thrusters and begin

orbiting the rock.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/0001/19nearseeseros/index.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/204520.asp

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/near-00c.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/2000/01/18a.html

ROBOT READY TO LOOK FOR METEORITES

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute

have deployed a four-wheeled robot designed to search for

meteorites in Antarctica. Similar to a lawn mower, the robot will

travel back and forth across the white terrain searching for the

fallen rocks. If it thinks it's found a potential specimen, it

will radio the location back to base so the project team can

collect it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_609000/609905.stm

MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM FAILS TEST

An anti-missile launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific

Ocean failed to destroy an ICBM launched from Vandenberg Air

Force Base in California. This was the second test of the new

National Missile Defense system which the government hopes to

have operational by 2005. The Air Force isn't sure why they

failed to hit the target.

http://cnn.com/2000/US/01/19/missile.defense.01/index.html

http://www.msnbc.com/news/358973.asp

http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/2000a/011900k.htm

Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today

NEAR Snaps Eros

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/near-00b.html

Pacific Plays Host To SpaceWar

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/bmdo-00b.html

Stars Add That Certain Element To Life

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/life-00c.html

The Terra Of Sol Alone

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/life-00b.html




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