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Discovery Catches Hubble

Ariane-4 Launches the Largest Telcom satellite into Orbit

Ashes for 36 People Sent into Space

DISCOVERY CATCHES HUBBLE

The crew of Discovery caught up with the troubled Hubble Space

Telescope last night and captured it with shuttle's robot arm.

With the shuttle firmly attached to the telescope, the crew is

preparing for a series of three spacewalks over the next three

days to replace the failed gyros and upgrade some of its

older equipment.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/shuttle991221.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_574000/574591.stm

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/22/shuttle.01/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/science/122299/space_shuttle.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/330873.asp

http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/missions/sts-103/

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/12/21d.html

ARIANE-4 LAUNCHES THE LARGEST TELCOM satellite INTO ORBIT

The largest telecommunications satellite ever built has been

successfully placed into orbit on board an Ariane 44L rocket.

This launch from Kourou, French Guiana was the 51st successful

consecutive launch for Arianespace. The 4.1 tonne Galaxy XI

satellite was built by Hughes Space and Communications.

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/22/france.ariane.ap/index.html

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/12/21c.html

ASHES FOR 36 PEOPLE SENT INTO SPACE

Houston-based Celestis offers a unique service; for only

$4,800, you can have your ashes sent into orbit, to circle

the Earth for 45-years. 36 seven-ounce capsules were sent

into orbit on Monday alongside a $17.5 million NASA satellite

launched on board a Taurus rocket from Vandenberg Air

Force base.

http://www.celestis.com/

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/21/satellitelaunch.ap/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/science/122199/satellite_launch.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/329383.asp




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