|| Home. | Universe Galaxies And Stars Archives. | |
|| Universe | Big Bang | Galaxies | Stars | Solar System | Planets | Hubble Telescope | NASA | Search Engine ||
Shuttle Mission Planned to Repair Space Station.
Destination Mars - what's next? Will humans ever get there?
Recent events have made it clear that sending robots to Mars is not
child's play, and you may wonder if we'll ever be able to safely send
humans up there for exploration. What does it take to get to Mars,
and then back? What's involved, from flight mechanics, to safety, to
space flight dynamics?
Well, if you really wonder, or if you simply have an interest in the
history and future of space exploration, there's just one single
resource you need to check - the publisher for the American
Astronautical Society, and that's Univelt Inc. They have all
publications you'll ever want to read on this topic - check it out
at http://univelt.staigerland.com?ut - they also carry proceedings
from recent Mars Society meetings.
Did the Polar Lander Fall into a Canyon?
Galileo Mission to Be Extended
Shuttle Mission Planned to Repair Space Station
Endeavour Mission Planned for January 31st
DID THE POLAR LANDER FALL INTO A CANYON?
A recent story in the Denver Post speculates that the Mars Polar
Lander could have fallen into a canyon over a mile deep, which
was in the landing zone. Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
acknowledged that they knew the canyon was in the area, but they
have no way of knowing if it hit the slopes and fell in.
GALILEO MISSION TO BE EXTENDED
Although it was originally planned to end January 31st, NASA has
agreed in principle to extend the Galileo mission to explore the
Jovian system. The Galileo engineers say that the spacecraft has
lived well past its warranty, surviving twice the radiation exposure
it was designed to withstand. The spacecraft arrived in the Jovian
system in July 1995.
SHUTTLE MISSION PLANNED TO REPAIR SPACE STATION
NASA officials are close to approving a Space Shuttle mission in
March to service the International Space Station. The mission will
repair the Zarya's failing batteries, stock critical supplies and
stabilize the station's declining orbit. They're hoping to fly the
mission after the Russian Zvezda module has been attached.
ENDEAVOUR MISSION PLANNED FOR JANUARY 31ST
NASA has set the next launch date for the Space Shuttle Endeavour
to be January 31st, 2000. The 11-day mission will perform a
high-resolution digital map of the Earth with a system of radars
mounted in the shuttle's cargo bay. The mission was originally
planned for mid-September, but it fell victim to the wiring
problems that delayed all the other shuttle missions.
Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today
A Rising Moon
Galileo Skirts Europa To Extended Mission
Triquarter Moves A Step Closer To Reality
Cluster Of Phoenix's Set To Rise
Selling Earth By The Square Meter
Space Commands Enters 2000 Smoothly
Universe - Galaxies and Stars: Links and Contacts
|| GNU License | Contact | Copyright | WebMaster | Terms | Disclaimer | Top Of Page. ||