- SETI@home Hacked
- Surveyor Finds Dust Devils on Mars
- Russian satellite Disappears from Radar
- Space Frontier Foundation Wants ISS Handed Over to Private Sector
The SETI@home website was hacked over the weekend with the
homepage replaced with a picture of TV's Alf. The hacked page
was up for about 5 hours before it was returned to normal.
SURVEYOR FINDS DUST DEVILS ON MARS
The Mars Global Surveyor has found a number of unusual features
on Mars including what appear to be dust devils, and sweeping sand
that fills in craters. The dust devils can rise 8 km high, and
leave tracks in the sand that looks as if it was caused by a vehicle
driving across the landscape.
RUSSIAN satellite DISAPPEARS FROM RADAR
Shortly after takeoff, and Russian military satellite stopped
responding to signals from mission control in Khrunichev, and quickly
all communications signals from the satellite were lost. It's suspected
that the satellite probably fell from orbit into the Altai region
SPACE FRONTIER FOUNDATION WANTS ISS HANDED OVER TO PRIVATE SECTOR
The Space Frontier Foundation recently released a policy statement
regarding its opinion on the future of the International Space
Station - that it should be handed over to private sector management
as soon as possible. This paper makes recommendations well beyond
the space commercialization plans NASA has already been considering.