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MISSION CONTROL, OVER

on SpaceWatch

This week, Mike Gentry from NASA's Public Affairs Office joins your

hosts JD and Jennifer. Few know NASA history as well as Mike, who is

responsible for 25,000 photographs in NASA's archives. Since the

days when he stood by for the Apollo 11, Mike has become a friend

and a colleague to generations of astronauts, including Michael

Collins and Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon.

WATCH IT TODAY!

at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard time

http://www.spacewatch.com

Polar Lander Still MIA, Outlook Doesn't Look Good

Microprobes Silent Too

History Shows, Mars Eats Spacecraft

Damaged Cable Could Add Delays to Discovery's Launch

POLAR LANDER STILL MIA, OUTLOOK DOESN'T LOOK GOOD

Engineers attempting to communicate with the Mars Polar Lander

have been working through their troubleshooting options to get

the spacecraft to respond. The "last best" opportunity to

communicate with the Lander was a failure Monday evening.

From this point on, any chance of contacting the $150 million

probe is remote at best. Still, NASA hasn't declared the

mission a failure... yet.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/marsprobe991207.html

http://www.astronomynow.com/mars/mpl/status/index.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_553000/553861.stm

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/07/mars.lander.02/index.html

http://explorezone.com/archives/99_12/06_mars_lander.htm

http://www.foxnews.com/national/120799/mars.sml

http://www.msnbc.com/news/304520.asp

http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/12/07a.html

MICROPROBES SILENT TOO

Not only has the Mars Polar Lander been silent, but the twin

microprobes, which detached from the spacecraft prior to

arrival at Mars and made a separate decent. Designed to

search for water on the surface of Mars, they were supposed

to make contact with the Mars Global Surveyor, which would

relay their communications back to Earth.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC2000/DailyNews/marspolar_probes991206.html

HISTORY SHOWS, MARS EATS SPACECRAFT

Although there have been two failed missions to Mars this

year; they're in good company. Both the US and Russia have

a long string of failures in sending missions to the Red

Planet. From the first failed Russian craft sent in 1960

to the failed Mars Observer sent in 1993, a very low

percentage have actually completed their mission.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_552000/552574.stm

DAMAGED CABLE COULD ADD DELAYS TO DISCOVERY'S LAUNCH

During routine inspections of the Space Shuttle Discovery's

main engine compartment, engineers discovered a damaged cable

which is used to send commands to one of the three main engines.

A one-day delay may be required to replace the cable. NASA isn't

sure its replacement will cause a delay from its Dec. 11th

launch, but it's a possibility.

http://cnn.com/1999/TECH/space/12/07/shuttle.01.ap/index.html

http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1999b/120799c.htm

Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today

Pop-Up Optics Expand Battlefield View

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/ngst-99i.html

China Prepares To Test New ICBM

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/china-99x.html

Europe To Launch X-Ray Space telescope

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/xmm-99b.html

On Mars No One Can Hear You Scream

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/mars-polar99-99o.html

Satellite Launch Postponed

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/jawsat-99b.html

Mars Invades Earth

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/life-99g.html

Lighting Up The Van Allen Belts

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/earth-magnetic-99d.html

Orbital Containment

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/life-99g3.html

Lander Failure Highlights Cost Dilemma

http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/mars-polar99-99r.html




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