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Space burial is a burial procedure where a small sample of the cremated ashes of the deceased in a lipstick sized capsule are launched into space using a rocket.
The second space burial was the burial of a sample of the remains of Dr. Eugene_Shoemaker on the moon by the Lunar_Prospector probe, launched on January_7th 1998 by a three-stage Athena rocket.
Kelly's body was retrieved by the crew of the USS Voyager and buried in space circa stardate 53301.2 in 2376.
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 Space Shuttle program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Space Shuttle consists of three main components: the reusable orbiter itself, a large expendable external fuel tank, and a pair of reusable solid-fuel booster rockets.
In the two disasters, things went wrong so fast that little could be done, except that on the STS-51-L the SRBs which were still burning after being disconnected from the rest of the stack, were destroyed with on-board explosives designed for this emergency purpose (the Range Safety System) by remote command from NASA.
One of the first fictional uses of the space shuttle was in the 1979 James Bond film, Moonraker, in which a fleet of privately-produced shuttles was used to ferry personnel to a space station operated by the evil Sir Hugo Drax.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Space_Shuttle   (5345 words)

 Space disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space disasters, either during operations or training, have killed around 20 astronauts and cosmonauts (5% of all people who have been in space), and a much larger number of ground crew.
The history of space exploration has been marred by a number of tragedies that resulted in the deaths of the astronauts or ground crew.
Adams was posthumously awarded astronaut wings as his flight had passed an altitude of 50 miles (80.5 km) (the U.S. definition of space); however, it can be disputed if the incident technically counts as a "spaceflight accident" given that the flight fell short of the internationally recognized 100 km boundary of space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_space_disasters   (3629 words)

 List of disasters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A disaster is a natural or man-made event that negatively affects life, property, livelihood or industry often resulting in permanent changes to human societies, ecosystems and environment.
Disasters manifest as hazards exacerbating vulnerable conditions and exceeding individuals' and communities' means to survive and thrive.
This is a list of disasters involving objects in flight or near-flight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_disasters   (4930 words)

If the moon is still too close, it is possible to launch the remains into outer space, although this is the most costly space burial currently available.
Frank Poole, in 2001: A Space Odyssey, although he is revived by science in 3001: The Final Odyssey.
The list of space disasters shows that 14 astronauts and 4 cosmonauts have perished in flight as of 2004; 3 bodies had a normal landing, one victim crashed into Earth, and 14 were in a crash in the atmosphere and thus must have burnt and vaporized.
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 Site Contents at the free Online Encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
List of songs whose title does not appear in the lyrics
List of state capitals and former capital cities in the United States
List of theme songs which mention their show in the lyrics
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 Article: Shadows of the Soviet Space Age, by Paul Lucas
For military projects, with which the space program was inexorably intertwined, this was done in overlapping ten year increments, namely a five year planning stage followed by a five year implementation stage.
However, this meant disaster for the mission, and for the first time ever a manned space mission had to be aborted during launch.
Soviet space plans were massively restructured to meet this perceived threat, with the goal of full deployment of space-based weapon systems by the end of the millennium.
www.strangehorizons.com /2004/20040503/shadows.shtml   (4235 words)

 List of space disasters - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On March 23, 1961, Valentin Bondarenko became the first space related casualty of all while undergoing training in a special low pressure chamber with a pure oxygen atmosphere.
On the Mir space station on June 25, 1997, during a re-docking test with the Progress-M 34 cargo freighter, the Progress collided with the Spektr module and solar arrays of the Mir space station.
Various accidents have also occurred aboard space stations, most notably a depressurisation that occurred aboard Mir on June 25 1997 when a Progress freighter collided with the station.
smartybrain.com /index.php/List_of_space_disasters   (2916 words)

 International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" - The Charter
The term "natural or technological disaster" means a situation of great distress involving loss of human life or large-scale damage to property, caused by a natural phenomenon, such as a cyclone, tornado, earthquake, volcanic eruption, flood or forest fire, or by a technological accident, such as pollution by hydrocarbons, toxic or radioactive substances;
4.1 Space facilities available for use The parties shall undertake to maintain an up-to-date list of the available space facilities under their management and, as far as possible, of such space facilities under the management of private or public operators as may be called upon to supplement the parties' own facilities.
Requests to adhere to the Charter may be made by any space system operator or space agency with access to space facilities which agrees to contribute to the commitments made by the parties under Article IV above and is willing to assume the responsibilities of a party under the terms of the Charter.
www.disasterscharter.org /charter_e.html   (1972 words)

 Space Quotes to Ponder
"The frontier in space, embodied in the space colony, is one in which the interactions between humans and their environment is so much more sensitive and interactive and less tolerant of irresponsibility than it is on the whole surface of the Earth.
In the universe, space travel may be the normal birth pangs of an otherwise dying race.
We cannot be indifferent to space, because the grand slow march of our intelligence has brought us, in our generation, to a point from which we can explore and understand and utilize it.
www.sylviaengdahl.com /space/quotes.htm   (7805 words)

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It has been decided that on each mission the Orbiter must be inspected externally on orbit before reentry, a task which NASA has decided is too expensive to be done without the facilities of the ISS.
Therefore, for example, further service missions to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) are impossible, because the Orbiter is incapable of reaching both HST and ISS during the same mission.
expendable launch vehicles, the Space Shuttle is manned and has no escape systems to speak of and therefore any accident which would result in the loss of booster would also result in the loss of the crew which is, of course, unacceptable.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Space_Shuttle_program   (3777 words)

 List of disasters - Simple English Wikipedia
This is a list of disasters, both natural and man-made.
Sodom and Gomorrah which were destroyed in an undetermined Biblical disaster.
An attack with much collateral damage may be considered a disaster, such as the attack on KdF Ship Wilhelm Gustloff, 1945, the worst or perhaps second worst maritime incident in history, in terms of loss of life in a single vessel (see also note at the end of the article RMS Titanic).
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_disasters   (559 words)

 IRE Resources and Data
USA performs Space Shuttle launch and landing activities at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and flight operations for the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Story No. 6716: Space Business News (Arlington, Va.) shows how many components of the space shuttle are available from only one manufacturer; although any of the companies closing shop could place the program years behind, NASA chooses not to seek other suppliers, and nurtures the costly monopolies instead.
Story No. 8019: New Republic investigates the costs of NASA's space program and finds that the agency is costing many times more than it did 20 years ago, and makes the case for major reforms within the agency.
www.ire.org /inthenews.html   (1812 words)

 Lists of people by cause of death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is an index of lists of people who died, by cause of death, in alphabetical order of cause.
List of horse accidents (deaths and serious injuries)
List of professional cyclists who died during a race
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Lists-of-people-by-cause-of-death.htm   (115 words)

 Space_Shuttle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The list of TAL sites has changed over time; most recently Ben Guerir Air Base in Morocco was discarded due to terrorism concerns.
After the shuttle's launch, the craft played a role in a number of NASA-themed films such as SpaceCamp (in which a group of teenagers accidentally launch a shuttle into orbit) and a late-1990s series entitled The Cape that followed the lives of a group of fictional shuttle astronauts.
Since the first ship of the NX Class was named Enterprise, it is believed by many that all ships of the NX Class will be named coinciding with the space shuttles.
www.tuxedo-shop.com /search.php?title=Space_Shuttle   (5323 words)

 Winds of Change.NET: How To Support The Troops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They perform this role in Israel, are also on the scene during global disasters like the 2005 tsunami, and are helping to train American first responders for anti-terrorism scenarios.
On one of my email lists, there was a 'magazine drive' - apparently a number of the SOG folks were going back to 1911's, and there was a shortage of good quality magazines for them.
This "bq." at the beginning of a paragraph, flush with the left hand side and with a space after it, is the code to indent one paragraph of text as a block quote.
www.windsofchange.net /archives/003234.php   (8740 words)

 NASA Data Mining Reveals A New History Of Natural Disasters
NASA is using satellite data to paint a detailed global picture of the interplay among natural disasters, human activities and the rise of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere during the past 20 years.
According to a new scientific study that appears in the July issue of the journal Global Change Biology, scientists used satellite observations to estimate the amount of leafy cover worldwide and sudden decreases in 'greenness.' Greenness is a measure of the amount of chlorophyll in live plants.
The Earth's land cover is so vast that much of it in the tropics and the tundra is inaccessible to regular ground observations there, according to the study's scientists.
www.spacedaily.com /news/earth-03s.html   (1129 words)

 Articles - Soviet space program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The theory of space exploration was well-established in the USSR before the Second World War by the writings of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; but as with the American programme, it was founded on the advances made by Hermann Oberth and Werner von Braun in Germany during the war.
In January 1956, plans were approved for Earth-orbiting satellites to gain knowledge of the space environment (Sputnik) and for unmanned military reconaissance satellites (Zenit), with development work for a manned earth orbiting flight by 1964 and a lunar mission at an earlier date.
Unlike the American Space programme which had NASA as a coordinating structure the USSR's programme was hampered by there being competing design bureau lead by Korolev, Mikhail Yangle, Valentin Glushko and Vladimir Chelomei.
www.gaple.com /articles/Soviet_space_program   (1615 words)

 Hot Paper Topics Space Shuttle Disasters
Master List of all the experiments on board STS 107 -- a.pdf file.
Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident -- from NASA, some parts are not online.
Space Shuttle Columbia Accident -- photos, documents and more...
library.sau.edu /bestinfo/Hot/space.htm   (78 words)

 Whiskey Bar: Hurricane Relief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Relief focus: Provides a full spectrum of services to disaster victims, including shelter, medical care, food, clean water and assisting with cleanup efforts.
Relief focus: Transports food to victims and secures additional warehouse space to assist member food banks in resuming and maintaining operations.
Relief focus: General community-based disaster relief, as well as the creation and distribution of "flood buckets" -- a relief item for those who prefer to donate with a personal touch.
billmon.org /archives/002122.html   (245 words)

 THE DISASTER PAGE! 2005 - 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Disasters can devastate any one of us at any given moment.
A government commission disclosed that the three died 30 minutes before landing because a faulty valve depressurized the spacecraft.
When compared to other disasters listed here, this fire and its death toll of 23 animals pales, but for animal lovers it seemed a disastrous failure of our responsibility to care for those less able than ourselves.
members.aol.com /letsgorngr/tragic.html   (978 words)

 World Disasters: Air, Sea and Space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This will allow you to quickly and easily read the material and go through each site listed without losing this page.
Remember to cite the "web sites and their authors" given below as your information "sources" in your paper or presentation for citation/bibliographic purposes.
“Who Perished,” List of Dead from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
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 LLRV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The LLRVs, humorously referred to as flying bedsteads (see also Flying bedstead), were used by the FRC, now known as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the Apollo Lunar Module in the moon's airless environment.
Success of the two LLRVs led to the building of three Lunar Landing Training Vehicles (LLTVs) used by Apollo astronauts at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, predecessor of NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Neil Armstrong, first human to step onto the moon's surface, said the mission would not have been successful without the type of simulation provided by the LLRVs and LLTVs.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/LLRV.htm   (903 words)

 Articles - Neil Armstrong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He also served as commander of the backup crew for the Apollo 8 lunar orbital mission in 1968.
Armstrong narrowly escaped death during training in the crash of a lunar landing research vehicle (LLRV) on May 6, 1969 (see List of space disasters.)
He was named vice chairman of the presidential commission that investigated the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle.
www.lastring.com /articles/Neil_Armstrong   (909 words)

 Disasters in Space Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
You may also be able to place a request for this book via these links: BN.com, Half.com, and Overstock.com
Highlights the accidents, tragedies, and rescue attempts that have occurred throughout the history of space exploration, including the Challenger, Apollo 13, and the Russian space station Mir.
No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided.
isbn.nu /0761319204   (303 words)

 Powell's Books - Disasters in Space Exploration by Gregory L Vogt
Powell's Books - Disasters in Space Exploration by Gregory L Vogt
Not just a book about space disasters (which kids will love to read about), this book by solid-selling Gregory Vogt is about the risk inherent to space exploration and the reward that makes it worthwhile.
Many international examples focus on disasters and near-disasters from the first spacewalks to more recent events including Apollo 13 and incidents on space station Mir.
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 Selected Internet Sites - Information Resources - Natural Hazards Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The following is an annotated index of some of the more useful disaster web sites that we have encountered.
The "All Hazards" page includes links to several other sites that provide helpful indices.
Selected Sources of Data on Disasters and Disaster Costs
www.colorado.edu /hazards/resources/sites.html   (78 words)

 Neil_Armstrong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1969, Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, which included lunar module pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins.
He narrowly escaped death during training in the crash of a lunar landing research vehicle (LLRV) on May 6, 1969 (see List of space disasters.) During the actual mission, he took manual control of the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle and piloted it away from a rocky area to a safe landing.
His first words from the Moon were: "Houston, Tranquility Base here.
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