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Space Shuttles May Fly for Another 40 Years.
- Space Shuttles May Fly for Another 40 Years
- First Proton Launches After July Failure
- First Sea Launch Will Happen in October
SPACE SHUTTLES MAY FLY FOR ANOTHER 40 YEARS
As work on the X-33 shuttle replacement is starting to slip behind,
Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman of the US House of Representatives Science
Committee has stated that NASA is planning to upgrade and operate
the Space Shuttle for another 40 years.
FIRST Proton LAUNCHES AFTER JULY FAILURE
Russia celebrated its first Proton rocket launch today after a long
hiatus starting in July when a Proton crashed into central Kazakhstan
carrying a Russian military satellite. This recent, and successful,
Proton launch carried two communications satellites Yamal 101 and
Yamal 102 into geostationary orbit.
FIRST SEA LAUNCH WILL HAPPEN IN OCTOBER
Although a Ukrainian space officials quoted that the first commercial
use of the Sea Launch facility would happen September 28th, officials
from the company that developed the DIRECTV 1-R satellite stated that
the launch would actually happen in October - there's just too much
preparation work to be done.
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