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Chandra Launch Only Days Away.
- Progress Supply Ship Docks with Mir
- Chandra Launch Only Days Away
- Apollo 11's 30th Anniversary Approaches
- Launch Ban Ends, Zenit Launches from Baikonur
PROGRESS SUPPLY SHIP DOCKS WITH MIR
Russia was finally able to successfully launch the Progress supply
ship to restock Mir for its final days. The launch was in jeopardy
because of a launch ban by the Kazakhstan government at the Baikonur
cosmodrome after a rocket mishap with a Russian satellite. Progress
docked with Mir early Sunday.
CHANDRA LAUNCH ONLY DAYS AWAY
The Chandra X-Ray observatory is only days away from joining the
Hubble Space telescope - outside the obscuring atmosphere of the
Earth. Chandra will launch on the Space Shuttle Columbia, the first
US space mission ever commanded by a woman, Lt. Col. Eileen Collins.
APOLLO 11'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES
The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon will be
on July 20th. Many space-related websites are paying tribute to this
achievement with special reports, and reprints of
30-year old articles.
LAUNCH BAN ENDS, ZENIT LAUNCHES FROM BAIKONUR
Now that the Kazakhstan government have lifted the ban on rocket
launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome, it should be business as
usual again. After the Progress launch on Friday, a Ukrainian
Zenit 2 booster carried an Okean-o remote sensing satellite into
orbit early Saturday.
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