NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE WRIGHT STUFF KICKS OFF DECEMBER 17

The Wright brothers quest to fly was born of a dream to
achieve the impossible and inspired by the freedom flight
would bring. On Dec. 17, 2002, the 99th anniversary of the
Wright brothers’ first powered flight, NASA and the U.S.
Centennial of Flight Commission will mark the start of the
year long Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams — Inspired by
Freedom celebration to honor their achievement, and the
century of flight-related milestones that followed. The
tribute will be at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space
Museum (NASM) in Washington.

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Tomatosphere “Mission to Mars”

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Bob Thirsk in Montreal for One Day only to Kick-off 2-year Canada-wide Space Education Project

MONTREAL, December 2, 2002 – When the first manned spaceship leaves Earth for Mars the astronauts may be growing and eating Canadian tomatoes in space. In preparation for that voyage, Canadian Astronaut Dr. Bob Thirsk will be in Montreal on December 4 to give a briefing to students about “Mission to Mars,” a cross-Canada research/education project.

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ESA proposes Johannesburg follow-up, hands over

The European Space Agency recently proposed to representatives of the world’s major satellite Earth observation organizations a pair of initiatives to support the plan for sustainable development adopted by the summit held last summer in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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