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  • Frits Westra
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      Original Subject: Universe Today #587 - October 1, 2002
      Original Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 00:31:29 -0700

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      October 1, 2002 - Issue #587
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      -- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --

      * Progress Docks with International Space Station
      * Atlantis Countdown Begins
      * New Camera Will Give a Bird's Eye View of Shuttle Launch


      PROGRESS DOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
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      After four days in space, a Russian Progress M1-9 docked with the
      International Space Station on Sunday afternoon at 1701 GMT (1:01pm EDT).
      The unmanned cargo vessel carries 2.6 tons of food, fuel and equipment for
      the station. The operation took a little longer than normal because
      Russian controllers used the opportunity to test the Kurs automated
      docking system employed on the Zvezda module.

      http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2002/iss02-44.html


      ATLANTIS COUNTDOWN BEGINS
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      The countdown for the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis began over the
      weekend, keeping it on track for launch Wednesday morning some time
      between 1800 and 2200 GMT. Weather forecasters are calling for a 60%
      chance of favourable weather; although, Hurr icane Lili is heading towards
      the US coast. Atlantis will dock with the International Space Station, and
      the six-astronaut crew will perform three spacewalks to attach the S-1
      Truss. This will also be an opportunity for NASA to test out how well they
      repaired the tiny cracks recently discovered in the shuttle fleet fuel
      lines.

      http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=624&ncid=624&e=1&u=/ap/2002092
      9/ap_on_sc/space_shuttle


      NEW CAMERA WILL GIVE A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF SHUTTLE LAUNCH
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      NASA is now offering the most innovative new point of view to television
      viewers since the Astronaut-Cam. They've attached a camera onto the top of
      the space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank. The camera points down at
      the shuttle orbiter's front and belly as well as one of the solid
      booster rockets. The feed from the camera will be broadcast on NASA
      television during the launch.

      http://www.nasa.gov/misc/ettvcam.html

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