NASA and Alliant Techsystems have successfully concluded initial
testing and deployment of the UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA's New
Millennium Program Space Technology 8 Project (NMP ST8). The
project will also produce data that can support Lockheed Martin in
it is effort to develop the Orion crew exploration vehicle for NASA
with the goal to safely transport astronauts to and from the
International Space Station, the Moon and Mars.
One Of The World's Most Recognizable Aircraft Plays In The Skies Above Oshkosh
At the recently concluded Oshkosh 2008 aerial extravaganza, ANN and Aero-TV, yet gain, got to play with the Goodyear Blimp. We admit it... we love the big monster gas bag and we thought an update and additional look at this amazing and gentle flyer was worth a second look from Aero-TV.
Launch From Baikonur Scheduled Early Sunday Morning
Commander Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury
Valentinovich Lonchakov of the 18th International Space Station
crew are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz TMA-13 from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan about 0300 EDT Sunday to begin a
six-month stay in space.
Places Orbiter In Better Position For Thermal Emission Imaging
The longest-serving of six spacecraft now studying Mars is up to
new tricks for a third two-year extension of its mission to examine
the most Earthlike of known foreign planets. NASA's Mars Odyssey is
altering its orbit to gain even better sensitivity for its infrared
mapping of Martian minerals. During the mission extension through
September 2010, it will also point its camera with more flexibility
than it has ever used before.