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Magazine articles on space and astronomy.
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September 2005
Discovery Returns to Flight The space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off at 10:39 a.m. on July 26, successfully returning NASA to flight after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus. mark for My Articles 215 similar articles
Scientific American
August 2005
W. Wayt Gibbs
Cosmic CAT Scan A low-tech radio telescope under construction in western China will use thousands of consumer television antennas and hundreds of cheap personal computers to slice through the fog that shrouded the infant universe. mark for My Articles 140 similar articles
August 22, 2005
Hardy Green
After The Moon -- What? It may exaggerate the difficulties they had in readjusting to life on Earth, but Andrew Smith's "Moondust" is a spellbinding tale of what has befallen the Apollo astronauts since they walked the moon. It's fascinating for its historical detail, engaging writing, and wistful meditation on space travel. mark for My Articles 157 similar articles
Science News
August 13, 2005
Ivars Peterson
Strange Orbits Like toy cars chasing each other on a looped racetrack, three stars can, in principle, trace out a figure-eight orbit in space. mark for My Articles 26 similar articles
IEEE Spectrum
August 2005
Anatoly Zak
Europe to Join Russia in Building Next Space Shuttle Russian space officials confirmed that the European Space Agency will partner with them to build a new reusable orbiter dubbed Kiper. The agreement will give Russia new flexibility as the U.S. and Russia separately plan long-term space efforts. mark for My Articles 265 similar articles
August 10, 2005
Tim Gray
Astronomy, Google-Style Michael Brown, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology, discovered the planet K40506A in 2003. While he had not yet announced his discovery, he accidentally left accessible over Google details that described the planet. mark for My Articles 162 similar articles
PC Magazine
August 3, 2005
David Murphy
Satellite Success Story QinetiQ is building affordable high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles that will allow developing countries to observe and predict natural disasters and to monitor agriculture. mark for My Articles 149 similar articles
PC Magazine
August 3, 2005
Tony Hoffman
The Cyborg Astrobiologist When astronauts someday explore Mars, they may wear artificial-intelligence devices to help them spot unusual geological features and maybe even signs of life. mark for My Articles 19 similar articles
August 2005
Kathryn Hansen
Shuttle Repair Rundown The repair of the shuttle during a space walk Wednesday marked a first in the history of NASA. Astronaut Steve Robinson smoothly removed material found protruding from between the tiles on the belly of Discovery. mark for My Articles 214 similar articles
August 2005
Naomi Lubick
Space Administration Shakeup The middle of this month marks the end of the 120-day moratorium on hiring and firing by NASA's new administrator, Michael Griffin. NASA observers expect to see a flood of changes to the higher level administration officers, as Griffin makes known his preferences for running the space agency. mark for My Articles 183 similar articles
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