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ASTRONAUT MICHAEL J. MCCULLEY

ON "MISSION CONTROL, OVER"

LIVE TODAY ON SpaceWatch AT 2:00PM ET

NASA Astronaut Michael McCulley has piloted the Space Shuttle Atlantis

and helped launch the Galileo spacecraft for Jupiter. As the Deputy

Director of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Site, he was responsible

for supervising Shuttle prep from wheels-stop on the runway through

T-0 on the launch pad. Today, he is the C.O.O. of United Space Alliance.

Don't miss this brand new MISSION CONTROL, OVER.

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Galileo Spots Massive Eruptions on Io

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ESA Space telescope Reaches Operating Orbit

SHUTTLE WILL RENDEZVOUS WITH HUBBLE TONIGHT

Now that they're finally in space, the crew of Discovery can get to

work and fix the broken gyros on the Hubble telescope. Once they

reach the telescope, they will use the shuttle's arm to haul it into

the cargo bay for three days of repairs. The telescope will also get

some new equipment in addition to the repairs, including a data

recorder, radio transmitter, and fine guidance sensor.

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

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_573000/573602.stm

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/21/shuttle.01/index.html

http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1999b/122199a.htm

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

GALILEO SPOTS MASSIVE ERUPTIONS ON IO

In a recent flyby of Jupiter's Moon Io, the Galileo spacecraft

captured images of a giant volcanic eruption on the moon's surface.

The hot lava fountains were so large and high, they were even visible

from the Earth-based Infrared telescope on Mauna Kea. Io's largest

volcano - Loki - is over 190-km across.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_572000/572884.stm

http://www.foxnews.com/science/122099/jupiter_fox.sml

BIGGER PAYLOADS MAKE FOR TOUGHER COMPETITION

The newly built Ariane 5 rocket has the ability to carry 6.2 tonnes

into orbit, and there are plans in the works to double this by 2005.

In response, US firms are using government grants to develop new

boosters, which will cut launch costs by 40%. With all this

competition, Ariane's profit margins were a mere 1.3% in 1998.

The business of putting objects into orbit has become fiercely

competitive.

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/20/playloads.lat/index.html

ESA SPACE telescope REACHES OPERATING ORBIT

Launched on the maiden voyage of the Ariane 5 rocket, the European

Space Agency's XMM (X-Ray Multimirror Mission) space telescope has

now reached its operating orbit. The telescope will be used to help

map the edges of black holes in space and measure extreme sources

of heat and energy. All indications say that the telescope is

functioning perfectly.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/122099/esatelescope.sml

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/12/20c.html




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