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Original Subject: Universe Today #267, July 4, 2000
Original Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 08:50:17 -0700
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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.
July 4, 2000 - Issue #267
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-- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --
* US Report Identifies 2001 for Chinese Manned Launch
* NASA Denies Shuttle Astronauts Were at Risk to Hacker
* Cluster Mission Delayed by Zvezda Launch
US REPORT IDENTIFIES 2001 FOR CHINESE MANNED LAUNCH
A US defense department report released last month indicates that China is
to attempt their first manned launch sometime in 2001. This report, and other
predictions, are based on the fact that China has already successfully
a test launch of an unmanned "Shenzhou" space capsule. The capsule weighs less
than 200 pounds, and is designed to carry up to 3 "taikonauts" into orbit.
NASA DENIES SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS WERE AT RISK TO HACKER
NASA has produced a press release denying that astronauts on the space shuttle
were in any kind or risk when a hacker penetrated their network during a 1997
mission. The only impact the hacker had on the STS-86 mission was to delay the
transmission of routine medical information. The story was originally posted
on the BBC website, and then picked up by most other news agencies.
CLUSTER MISSION DELAYED BY ZVEZDA LAUNCH
The next major mission from the European Space Agency, Cluster II, has been
back three days to make way for the Zvezda space station module. Both missions
were originally given July 12th as a launch date from the Baikonur cosmodrome,
but a dual launch was never likely - it was Cluster II that got bumped.
II will deploy 4 identical satellites which will fly in close formation, and
study the physics of Earth's near-space environment.
>Cluster II Home Page
EXCELLENT SPACE LINKS!
Sky View Observatory - http://www.concentric.net/~marsface
Sky View is an astronomical observatory located in central New Jersey.
Zeiss-Gro�planetarium Berlin - http://www.astw.de/zgp
The Star Theater of Berlin
Archenhold-Sternwarte Berlin - http://www.astw.de
The great public observatory in Germany
Aerospace Guide - http://members.tripod.co.uk/spaceprojects/
Web Site about Spacecraft, Launch Vehicles related to Aerospace
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