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EU Considers Financing Satellite Navigation System.
- Mir Cosmonaut Contacts Students
- A Rare Second blue moon to Occur Wednesday
- EU Considers Financing satellite Navigation System
- Launch Facilities Meet to Discuss Capacity
MIR COSMONAUT CONTACTS STUDENTS
To help announce the opening of a new program to connect 2,000
schools through the Internet, Russian cosmonaut, Viktor
Afanasyez radioed a message of congratulations from Mir as it
A RARE SECOND blue moon TO OCCUR WEDNESDAY
Today marks an astronomical rarity - the second blue moon of the
year. Blue moons look no different from regular full moons, but
happen when the Moon is full twice in the same month. Two blue
moons in a year happens only four times a century.
EU CONSIDERS FINANCING satellite NAVIGATION SYSTEM
The European Union is considering developing its own network of
navigational satellites, called Galileo. By developing this network,
they hope to relive their dependence on American and Russian
technology. The system is expected to cost 2.9 billion euros,
and will be complete by 2008.
LAUNCH FACILITIES MEET TO DISCUSS CAPACITY
Aging equipment, packed schedules, and inefficient infrastructure
were just some of the problems identified at the recent House
Science Committee meetings held earlier this week. In some cases,
launch sites are using technology that dates back to the early 1950s.
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