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      the
      U N I V E R S E
      T O D A Y

      Space Exploration News From Around the Internet, Updated Every Weekday.
      November 2nd, 1999 - Issue #119
      http://www.universetoday.com
      info@...

      An HTML version of this Newsletter is available at:
      http://www.universetoday.com/html/misc/today.html

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      TODAY ON "MISSION CONTROL, OVER" AT 2PM (ET):
      Reginald M. Machell

      For more than 25 years, Reginald M. Machell made sure that the
      highly specialized tools astronauts use on space-walks were suited
      not only to the task, but to the the one doing it. As a Mission
      Integration Specialist on the Gemini, Skylab, and Shuttle projects,
      he brought man and machine into orbit.

      Working extensively with the men and women of human spaceflight
      throughout his career, Reg designed the interface of human and
      hardware. Where do you keep the tools on a Space Shuttle? Where
      should the altimeter go in the layout of a cockpit panel? What
      can a space-walker bring along while doing
      repairs in orbit -- while clinging to the side of an space station?

      Watch it today at http://www.spacewatch.com

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      Space News from SpaceDaily.com for today

      Intelsat Votes To Privatize
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/intelsat-99e.html

      Teledesic Bails Out ICO
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/ico-99e.html

      MELCO Builds Satellite Factory
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/melco-99a.html

      Teledesic Scoops Up More Mid-East Money
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/teledesic-99c.html

      Intersil Unveils New Rad-Hard Chips
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/radiation-99f.html

      Arianespace To Launch Australian Satellite
      http://www.spacedaily.com/spacecast/news/ariane-99t.html

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      -- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --

      * Brazilian Satellite Releases First Images
      * Russian Crash Investigation Begins
      * Polar Lander Will Listen to Mars
      * Space Shuttle Replacements Could Be a Long Way Off


      BRAZILIAN SATELLITE RELEASES FIRST IMAGES
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      The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology have released
      the latest images taken by the CBERS-1 earth monitoring satellite.
      These first pictures are of a region of the Brazilian rain forest
      near Rio Jurua. The satellite was also funded by the Chinese
      government, and it will do double duty taking pictures of
      the two countries.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_501000/501915.stm


      RUSSIAN CRASH INVESTIGATION BEGINS
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      Yury Koptev, the head of Russia's space agency, arrived in
      Kazakhstan to begin an investigation in to the cause of the
      recent crash of a Proton rocket. Russia recently paid for
      $300,000 in compensation for a previous Proton crash, and
      is expected to do the same once the investigation
      is complete.

      http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/01/space.kazakhstan.russia.reut/index.html
      http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/110199/rocket_ruckus.sml
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/329001.asp
      http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/110299f.htm


      POLAR LANDER WILL LISTEN TO MARS
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      Based on an idea from Carl Sagan, the Mars Polar Lander carries
      a tiny microphone designed to listen to sounds on the Martian
      surface. Although NASA expects to hear similar sounds on Mars
      that you can expect on Earth, they will be much fainter because
      of the lower air pressure.

      http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9911/01/mars.microphone/index.html


      SPACE SHUTTLE REPLACEMENTS COULD BE A LONG WAY OFF
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      NASA recently announced that it intends to make a decision regarding
      the replacement of the current space shuttle fleet in 2005, with the
      first flight beginning in 2008. The decision is years later than
      was originally anticipated by NASA, but was caused by delays with
      the X-33 and other events.

      http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/11/01b.html


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