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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. January 4, 2001 - Issue #364 http://www.universetoday.com
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      U N I V E R S E
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      Space Exploration News From Around the Internet, Updated Every
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      January 4, 2001 - Issue #364
      http://www.universetoday.com
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      A note from Fraser...

      I got this on the newswire today, and it sounds pretty cool. If
      you're interested in the business of space exploration, you might
      want to attend. Talk to them, not me if you want more information

      The 17th National Space Symposium, hosted by the Space Foundation,
      is set for April 9-12, 2001 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado
      Springs. The Symposium focuses on U.S. space policy and programs
      and is the only forum integrating civil, commercial and national
      security space sectors. The symposium consists of plenary sessions
      and keynotes, corporate events, the concluding Space Technology
      Hall of Fame Dinner and boasts more than 27,000 square feet of
      aerospace exhibits. Additional information and secure on-line
      registration is available at http://www.spacesymposium.org, or by
      calling 1-800-691-4000.

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      -- UNIVERSE TODAY STORY SUMMARY --

      * Atlantis Returns to Launch Pad
      * Hubble Sees Star Formation in Nearby Galaxy
      * Sea Launch Heads Out, Gets Ready to Launch XM Satellite


      ATLANTIS RETURNS TO LAUNCH PAD
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      After yesterday's aborted journey, the space shuttle Atlantis
      successfully made it to the launch pad on Wednesday. Problems with
      the computer that controls the crawler forced the technicians to
      abort the transfer and bring the crawler and shuttle back to the
      hanger. The shuttle and its 5-astronaut crew are now being prepared
      launch no earlier than January 19th to install the US-built Destiny
      laboratory module on space station Alpha.

      Original Source:
      http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/status/stsstat/current.htm">Shuttle
      Status Report

      Internet Coverage:
      http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/01/03/shuttle.update/index.html
      http://www.discovery.com/news/briefs/20010103/sp_shuttle.html
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/463318.asp
      http://spaceflightnow.com/station/stage5a/010103rollout/

      Similar Stories:
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      http://www.universetoday.com/html/directory/nasa.html

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      http://www.universetoday.com/html/books/spaceshuttle.html


      HUBBLE SEES STAR FORMATION IN NEARBY GALAXY
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      New images from the Hubble Space Telescope are of the star
      formation in galaxy NGC 6822. Located only 1,630,000 light-years
      away in the constellation of Sagittarius, the star-forming region
      is called Hubble-X, and is only 4 million years old. This gas cloud
      held a fascination for Edwin Hubble, for who the Hubble Space
      Telescope is named, as he was the first to discover it using the
      100-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory in 1925.

      Original Source:
      http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/PR/2001/01/index.html

      Internet Coverage:
      http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0101/04hubblex/

      Similar Stories:
      http://www.universetoday.com/html/topics/hubble.html

      Related Sites:
      http://www.universetoday.com/html/directory/astronomy.html

      Related Books:
      http://www.universetoday.com/html/books/hubble.html


      SEA LAUNCH HEADS OUT, GETS READY TO LAUNCH XM SATELLITE
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      The Odyssey Launch Platform and the Sea Launch Commander are on
      their way to the Equator, in preparation for launch of the XM-1
      satellite. Due to launch on January 8th at 10:35pm GMT, the
      Zenit-3SL rocket will carry the satellite to Geosynchronous
      Transfer Orbit. Once in position, the XM-1 satellite will provide
      100 channels of digital radio throughout the United States.

      Original Source:
      http://www.sea-launch.com/special/sea-launch/current_launch.htm

      Internet Coverage:
      http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/01/02/satellite.radio.ap/index.html
      http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/010301/satellite_radio.sml

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      Space-related sites...

      David Cottle's Web Domain - http://www.idb.com.au
      Space Shuttle, Space Station and related topics.

      Space Media - http://www.spacemedia.com
      Multimedia Company for Space Industry, Space Interest Groups and
      Space Education. Secure Online Shopping for Quality Space
      Merchandise.

      Spacewatch Project - http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/spacewatch
      Spacewatch Project search for near-Earth asteroids.

      Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers -
      http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~trekka
      A Pacific Northwest Club focused on keeping Astronomy fun!

      Kepler Mission - http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov
      A search for earth-size habitable planets around other stars.

      Advanced Stellar Compass - http://iris.iau.dtu.dk
      High precision star tracker and attitude reference sensor for
      satellites.

      SETI@Home - Team Art Bell -
      http://home.flash.net/~labvid/seti/index.html
      The largest SETI@Home club team

      Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford -
      http://www.cshore.com/royce/asgh/
      We are an astronomy club in the Hartford, Ct. area. Our membership
      is approx. 100 members with interest ranging from telescope making,
      deep sky observing, astro-photography and observing.

      Ted's Universe - http://members.nbci.com/KC8COI
      Astronomy and other sites of interest

      The Astrobiology Index -
      http://www.lyon.edu/webdata/users/dthomas/astrobiology/astrobiology.html

      The Astrobiology Index is a comprehensive site for the space life
      sciences.

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