Saint-Hubert (Québec), April 23, 2003 – Allan Rock, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency announced today the official name of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator – “Dextre”. This Canadian advanced technology robot represents the power of innovation, technology and engineering that brings our space operations to a new plane. Dextre is the third and last component of the Mobile Servicing System, Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station.
With its casinos and neon lights, Las Vegas may be the Glitter Capital of the world, but two ESA radar images of the city have come together in another kind of glitter showcase.
As NASA’s Educator Astronaut Program (EAP) approaches the April 30, 2003, application deadline, representatives are available to assist applicants with queries about the status of application materials and the EAP selection process.
Like the fury of a raging sea, this anniversary image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a bubbly ocean of glowing hydrogen, oxygen, and sulphur gas in the extremely massive and luminous molecular nebula Messier 17.
Researchers found surprising evidence of sea salt and frozen plankton in high, cold, cirrus clouds, the remnants of Hurricane Nora, over the U.S. plains states. Although the 1997 hurricane was a strong eastern Pacific storm, her high ice-crystal clouds extended many miles inland, carrying ocean phenomena deep into the U.S. heartland.
On Tuesday, April 29 at 11:28 a.m. EDT, reporters will have the chance to speak with incoming and outgoing crews of the International Space Station during an on-orbit news conference. NASA Television will broadcast the event live, one day after the arrival of the Expedition 7 crew aboard the Station. The crews will spend six days together.
Ronald D. Dittemore, a 26-year NASA veteran, today announced his intention to step aside as the Space Shuttle Program Manager at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to pursue other opportunities.
NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) will carry a telescope into Earth orbit that will observe a million galaxies, across 10 billion years of cosmic history, to help astronomers determine when the stars we see today had their origins.
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The Columbia Orbiter Memorial Act, born in the legislation introduced in March in the Senate by Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), and in the House of Representatives by C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.), was signed into law by the President last Wednesday.