Even as NASA was putting out the call for its next crop of
astronaut applicants this week, a Nobel Prize-winning particle
physicist was slamming manned space flight in general as "...
having produced nothing of scientific value."
NASA tells ANN the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is
examining several features on Mars that address the role of water
at different times in Martian history. Features examined with the
orbiter's advanced instruments include material deposited in two
gullies within the past eight years, polar ice layers formed in the
recent geologic past, and signs of water released by large impacts
when Mars was older.
May Still Make October 23 Launch Date Despite Delays
Just in case you didn't know... these guys are good. NASA
technicians may have avoided a delay in next month's launch of the
shuttle Discovery, after they beat the clock and repaired four
seals on the orbiter's right maingear strut Wednesday.