In another landmark event slated for September, a space shuttle
will reel out a tiny satellite connected by only a thin umbilical cord -- a 20-meter tether.
For its "Return to Flight" mission, the first space shuttle
voyage since the Columbia tragedy, NASA engineers replaced foam on the bipod fittings with four 300-watt cartridge heaters (including two back-up heaters).
In contrast, when a standard shuttle
tile is hit, a crack spreads from the point of impact as it does when window glass is struck.
Increased passenger comfort as seats were removed last summer on all USAir Shuttle
aircraft to provide more legroom.
This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the total investment required to acquire and convert two of the shuttle
tankers; the commencement dates of the charter contracts; the annual cash flow from vessel operations expected from the charter contracts; the growth prospects for shuttle
tankers; the increase in offshore oil production and exploration; and other potential financial and other benefits relating to the charter contracts.
Margie Steigerwald, outdoor recreation planner in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for the ParkLINK shuttle
program, said there were nearly 500 riders over the three-day Fourth of July weekend, when the shuttle
service started with free rides.
Tiles have frequently come loose on the space shuttle
fleet but have never caused a crash.
Members of the Florida Shuttle
Club will earn a minimum of 1,000 miles for every Florida Shuttle
segment flown; an extra 1,000 bonus miles after every seven Florida Shuttle
segments flown; and an additional 1,000 bonus miles for every USAir segment flown into or out of the state of Florida.
Along with the extensive support of these logistics missions, SPACEHAB is poised to undertake new flight opportunities aboard the space shuttle
to support NASA in its remaining space station construction and maintenance activities.
In the first flight since shuttle
Columbia came apart Feb.
With the reel redesigned and three other test flights-using smaller or nonconducting tethers-succeeding in the interim, researchers had hoped this second shuttle
flight would go well.
bus will give Long Beach residents a chance to compare current diesel-powered vehicles to energy- efficient, non-polluting electric vehicles, which are 97 percent cleaner, even counting power plant emissions.
BRC Imagination Arts, one of the world's leading creators of distinctive experiential exhibits for museums, corporate visitor centers and heritage attractions, announced today that the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, has chosen BRC as the lead creator of the Shuttle
Scores of workers viewed the near-flawless launch on oversize screens in the company auditorium, surrounded by a display of rocket engines - including one like those propelling the shuttle
13 with the launch of an instrument that will probe the origin of the diffuse, low-energy X-ray background that bathes the nearby interstellar medium of our galaxy Carried aloft in the payload bay of the space shuttle
Endeavor, the Diffuse X-ray Spectrometer (DXS) has twin detectors that together will test the theory that these low-energy X-rays are emitted by a bubble of ionized gas that envelops our solar system and extends for hundreds of light-years beyond.