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RADARSAT Guides Chinese IceBreaker Out Of Trouble
Rayman Logs In With Braille Report
Diamonds From The Sky
Pueblo Gets A Big Rocket
L-3 Helps AirForce Interface With Satellites
Orbital Resonance and Smashing Planets
- Spacestation Air Problem is "No Big Deal"
- Europe Prepares for the Last Eclipse of the Century
- GPS Rollover Approaches
- Exposed Wire Caused a Short Circuit on Columbia
SPACESTATION AIR PROBLEM IS "NO BIG DEAL"
Dr. Daniel Barry, one of the seven astronauts to visit the
newly-constructed International Space Station said the problem with
the air was, "no big deal". This comes after NASA admitted that
several of the astronauts were complaining of headaches, nausea
and dry, itchy eyes.
EUROPE PREPARES FOR THE LAST ECLIPSE OF THE CENTURY
Wednesday will be a special day for a few lucky people in a 50 mile
swath, from New York to the Bay of Bengal - a total eclipse of the
Sun. Unfortunately, bad weather forecasts for Europe may make for
GPS ROLLOVER APPROACHES
Pilots, fishermen, and navigators will be watching carefully
on August 21st for a possible preview of the Y2K bug - the GPS
rollover. Built to only count up 1,024 weeks, the GPS satellite
network will rollover, resetting back to week 1. Older GPS receivers
may experience problems, act erratically, or even stop
EXPOSED WIRE CAUSED A SHORT CIRCUIT ON COLUMBIA
NASA officials said that the Space Shuttle Columbia was just
seconds away from having to abort its launch and make an emergency
landing in Africa because of faulty wiring. It seems that electricity
arcing between an exposed wire and a metal screw head caused the short
circuit. The problem will be fixed with during an upcoming extensive
overhaul of the shuttle.
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