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Original Subject: Universe Today #169, February 4th, 2000
Original Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 09:26:12 -0800
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U N I V E R S E
T O D A Y
Space Exploration News From Around the Internet, Updated Every Weekday.
February 4th, 2000 - Issue #169
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AN ALL-NEW "DEEP SKY"
LIVE TODAY AT 8:00PM EST (01:00 UST)
with James Schefter
How did the USA manage to come from behind the USSR in the 1960s
and put a man on the moon first? James Schefter, author of Race:
The Uncensored Story of How America Beat Russia to the Moon, has
a theory or two on that one! An on-scene correspondent for Time
and Life covering the Gemini and Apollo misssions, James ghosted
numerous first-person articles for astronauts, was the first
reporter allowed into Mission Control during the Apollo 13 accident
and trained with the moon-bound astronauts in the jungles of Panama,
the volcanoes on Iceland, and took the lunar rover for a spin in
the Mojave Desert!
Watch it tonight at http://www.spacewatch.com
-- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --
* NASA Gives Russians a Deadline on Space Station
* Hubble Looks Into the Keyhole Nebula
* Atlas Launches Satellite for Spanish TV Station
NASA GIVES RUSSIANS A DEADLINE ON SPACE STATION
NASA has told the Russian Space Agency: enough is enough. If they
don't launch the Zvezda service module for the International Space
Station by July, NASA will put the finishing touches on their own
service module, and launch it by the end of the year. NASA
Administrator Daniel Goldin said that he wants to see if they have
"a fire in the belly about getting the service module up."
HUBBLE LOOKS INTO THE KEYHOLE NEBULA
New composite images from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed
previously unseen structure within the Carina Nebula. The photo was
assembled from 4 different observations taken in April 1999 using
the telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera.
ATLAS LAUNCHES SATELLITE FOR SPANISH TV STATION
A Lockheed Martin Atlas rocket roared up from Cape Canaveral on
Thursday at 3:30pm PST (23:30 UST) carrying a French-built HISPASAT
satellite. The satellite joins two others already in orbit, and
will help broadcast Spanish television to both Europe and North
America. There were no problems with the launch, and the satellite
is now moving to its final geosynchronous orbit position.
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Robot Finds Meteorites In Antarctica
PanAmSat Signs with Sea Launch
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