Amino Acid Glycine In Samples Returned From Wild 2
NASA scientists have discovered glycine, a fundamental building
block of life, in samples of comet Wild 2 returned by NASA's
Stardust spacecraft. "(T)his is the first time an amino acid
has been found in a comet," said Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Final Air Force Launch For Delta II, But Rocket Still
The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global
Positioning System satellite launch occurred Monday, ending one of
the most successful space launch programs in American history. A
United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched GPS IIR-21(M) into
orbit from Space Launch Complex-17A at 0635 EDT.
Designed To Meet Nutritional Needs During Long-Duration Space
A senior NASA medical officer has confirmed that two nutritional
supplement formulas were used and tested in space by the astronauts
of missionon STS-125 and STS-127, and are now in use
and testing aboard the International Space Station.
While space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 launch preparations
continue at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the astronaut crew
completed its final planned integrated ascent training in Houston
at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Launch is planned for 0158 EDT on
Monday, August 24th.