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Space Shuttle Removed for Repairs.
- Space Shuttle Removed for Repairs
- Mir Considered by Western Investors
- House Panels Looking to Axe Gore's Satellite
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SPACE SHUTTLE REMOVED FOR REPAIRS
Engineers are pulling the Space Shuttle Discovery off the launchpad,
and taking it back to the hanger for repairs to the outer foam insulation
on the fuel tank. A recent hailstorm gouged 150 holes in the insulation
layer, many of which inaccessible to fix while the Shuttle remains on the pad.
MIR CONSIDERED BY WESTERN INVESTORS
Looking to keep Mir up in space for as long as possible, officials
from Energiya space corporation are planning to meet with a group of
interested Western investors. In order to keep the station aloft, they'll
need at least $250 million in investment before August.
HOUSE PANELS LOOKING TO AXE GORE'S SATELLITE
Looking to trim down NASA's budget, the Republican-controlled House
Science Committee wants to axe Al Gore's Triana project. The satellite
was planned to broadcast a continuous view of the Earth, and which
would be available on the Internet.
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