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Pluto Contains Natural Gas.
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- Shuttle Launch Aborted at Last Second
- Pluto Contains Natural Gas
- Grissom's Capsule Brought to the Surface
- Kazakhstan Wants More Control Over Launches
SHUTTLE LAUNCH ABORTED AT LAST SECOND
Everything was ready to go, but a Hydrogen leak detected in the last
few seconds caused NASA to abort the launch of the Space Shuttle
Columbia. It turned to be a false alarm, and the shuttle is being
prepared for another window on Thursday.
PLUTO CONTAINS NATURAL GAS
Pluto has been found to contain deposits of frozen natural gas, in
large deposits on the surface of the planet. Composed of ethane, a
simple hydrocarbon, the gas was discovered using the newly commissioned
Japanese Subaru telescope in Hawaii.
GRISSOM'S CAPSULE BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE
Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell capsule, sitting at the bottom of the
Atlantic Ocean, was finally raised to the surface by the salvage
team today. The team was plagued by delays, including storms,
malfunctioning equipment, and navigational problems, but the
recovery was timed almost perfectly with the 30th anniversary
of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.
KAZAKHSTAN WANTS MORE CONTROL OVER LAUNCHES
The recent launch mishap at the Baikonur cosmodrome gave the Kazakh
government the opportunity to flex its political muscles. Now it
wants to be more involved in the launch process, and plans are in
place to negotiate a tougher deal with Russia that gives Kazakhstan
more control over launches, as well as a larger share in the profits.
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