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Delta Launches Cool Science Toy
Cassini Gets A Venusian Boost
Call Home From Deep Space
- First Female Mission Commander Prepares for Launch
- FUSE Launch Successful
- Space Tourism Could be Around the Corner
- Roton Ground Test Successful
FIRST FEMALE MISSION COMMANDER PREPARES FOR LAUNCH
Air Force Col. Eileen Collins will be the first woman to command
a space mission when the Space Shuttle Columbia launches on June
20th. Eileen's mission will be to safely launch the much-delayed
Chandra X-Ray observatory.
FUSE LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL
NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) was successfully
launched into orbit on board a Delta II rocket. The rocket launched
approximately 11:44 a.m. and the satellite was deployed from the
rocket approximately 76 minutes later. FUSE will help unlock the
secrets of the Big Bang.
SPACE TOURISM COULD BE AROUND THE CORNER
If you've been hoping to travel in space, you might get your chance
sooner than you think. A recent study released by NASA and the private
Space Transportation Association reports that one-third of American
adults would like to spend two weeks in space, and would pay $5,000.
Plans for space hotels are in the works.
ROTON GROUND TEST SUCCESSFUL
Rotary Rocket Company has announced he first successful ground
test of its Roton Atmospheric Test Vehicle (ATV), and preparations
for its first flight test in the near future.
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