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Polar Lander Will Listen to Mars.
TODAY ON "MISSION CONTROL, OVER" AT 2PM (ET):
Reginald M. Machell
For more than 25 years, Reginald M. Machell made sure that the
highly specialized tools astronauts use on space-walks were suited
not only to the task, but to the the one doing it. As a Mission
Integration Specialist on the Gemini, Skylab, and Shuttle projects,
he brought man and machine into orbit.
Working extensively with the men and women of human spaceflight
throughout his career, Reg designed the interface of human and
hardware. Where do you keep the tools on a Space Shuttle? Where
should the altimeter go in the layout of a cockpit panel? What
can a space-walker bring along while doing
repairs in orbit - while clinging to the side of an space station?
Watch it today at http://www.spacewatch.com
Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today
Intelsat Votes To Privatize
Teledesic Bails Out ICO
MELCO Builds satellite Factory
Teledesic Scoops Up More Mid-East Money
Intersil Unveils New Rad-Hard Chips
Arianespace To Launch Australian Satellite
Brazilian satellite Releases First Images
Russian Crash Investigation Begins
Polar Lander Will Listen to Mars
Space Shuttle Replacements Could Be a Long Way Off
BRAZILIAN satellite RELEASES FIRST IMAGES
The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology have released
the latest images taken by the CBERS-1 Earth monitoring satellite.
These first pictures are of a region of the Brazilian rain forest
near Rio Jurua. The satellite was also funded by the Chinese
government, and it will do double duty taking pictures of
the two countries.
RUSSIAN CRASH INVESTIGATION BEGINS
Yury Koptev, the head of Russia's space agency, arrived in
Kazakhstan to begin an investigation in to the cause of the
recent crash of a Proton rocket. Russia recently paid for
$300,000 in compensation for a previous Proton crash, and
is expected to do the same once the investigation
POLAR LANDER WILL LISTEN TO MARS
Based on an idea from Carl Sagan, the Mars Polar Lander carries
a tiny microphone designed to listen to sounds on the Martian
surface. Although NASA expects to hear similar sounds on Mars
that you can expect on Earth, they will be much fainter because
of the lower air pressure.
SPACE SHUTTLE REPLACEMENTS COULD BE A LONG WAY OFF
NASA recently announced that it intends to make a decision regarding
the replacement of the current Space Shuttle fleet in 2005, with the
first flight beginning in 2008. The decision is years later than
was originally anticipated by NASA, but was caused by delays with
the X-33 and other events.
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