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  Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
The space station, a joint project between Russia, Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States, is likely to remain in operation until 2020, RIA Novosti said Friday.
But the US space agency said the chances of a new "Near-Earth Object" (NEO) like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs were too remote to divert scarce resources.
A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a baby star 1,140 light-years away from Earth blowing two massive "bubbles." But instead of bubble gum, this youngster, called HH 46/47, is using powerful jets of gas to make bubbles in outer space.
www.spacedaily.com   (1327 words)

  Space - - Homepage
Space applications are of importance to a wide range of services and initiatives and are indispensable for understanding and overcoming global problems.
In Europe, space is helping to achieve important domestic and international objectives, in areas such as transport, agriculture and fisheries.
Simply stated, space is a strategic asset underpinning a high value-added industrial sector, a driver for the Lisbon process aimed at improving citizen’s lives and contributing to the knowledge-based society.
ec.europa.eu /enterprise/space/index_en.html   (560 words)

  Space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space has been an interest for philosophers and scientists for much of human history, and hence it is difficult to provide an uncontroversial and clear definition outside of specific defined contexts.
Currently, the standard space interval, called a standard meter or simply meter, is defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 of a second (exact).
The way in which space is perceived is an area which psychologists first began to study in the middle of the 19th century, and it is now thought by those concerned with such studies to be a distinct branch within psychology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space   (1439 words)

 Space Exploration Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer space.
The first partially reusable orbital spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, was launched by the USA on the 20th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight, on April 12, 1981.
Space colonization, also called space settlement and space humanization, is the permanent autonomous (self-sufficient) human habitation of locations outside Earth, specially in natural satellites or planets (Moon, Mars...).
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Space_exploration   (1930 words)

 Space - Wikitravel
Space seemed very close; at one point tickets to the moon and to as-yet-non-existing space stations were being sold.
Space travel beyond Earth's orbit became the exclusive domain of mankind's robotic explorers, and tragedies reaching and returning from orbit provided sobering reminders of the risks of space travel.
While not actual space travel, the weightlessness experienced in orbit can be duplicated (for durations of less than a minute at a time) with a calibrated parabolic aircraft flight, which alternates low g-forces at the heights of its arcs with high g-forces at the bottoms.
wikitravel.org /en/Space   (1145 words)

 L-space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the ultimate portrayal of his concept that the written word has powerful magical properties on the Discworld, and that in large quantities all books warp space and time around them.
Because of the fact that libraries with enough books to open a portal are often large and sprawling, those venturing into l-space may not necessarily know that they have arrived.
Additinally, one can read any book ever written, any book that will be written at some point and books that were planned for writing that were not, as well as any book that could possibly be written.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/L-space   (810 words)

 space - andyh software
What you need is a way to see at a glance where all your space has gone.
Space is a Windows application that offers you several ways of displaying and quickly pointing out the most space-hungry of directories and files on your drives.
Space can also print displays of the disk usage, and export the collected information in CSV format for importing into other programs.
www.andyhsoftware.co.uk /space   (170 words)

 Chapter 3 -- Where Does Space Begin?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An aerodynamic engineer might say that space begins when there is not enough of an atmosphere for an aircraft's control surfaces to operate the craft.
Obviously space does not start at the surface of the Earth because that is where our atmosphere pragmatically begins.
At this altitude space is dark; the stars no longer shimmer, but are hard points of light.
www.space.edu /projects/book/chapter3.html   (1259 words)

 Space Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Space Careers has more than two hundred links related to employment in space.
Roads to Space is the inside story of the Soviet space program, from the earliest rocketry experiments of the 1940s to the Energiya-Buran space shuttle of the late'80s.
Space Investor A new e-magazine devoted to informing the person who wants to invest in the space industry.
www.space.edu /LibraryResearch/links.asp   (643 words)

 Space and Astronomy - refdesk.com
Basics of Space Flight - This is a training module designed primarily to help JPL operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions and grasp the relationships these concepts exhibit for space flight.
Space Environment Center - This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site, the official source of space weather alerts, warnings, and forecasts, provides current information on geomagnetic storms, solar winds, solar flares, and aurora activity.
Space Weather Forecast - daily weather reports from space, including Solar Storms and Meteor Showers, plus an introduction to Space Weather.
www.refdesk.com /space.html   (1666 words)

This event triggers the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
In 1998, at age seventy-seven, John Glenn becomes the oldest person to fly in space, as part of the STS-95 space shuttle crew.
On June 3, 1965, Edward White II is the first American to walk in space on Gemini 4.
teacher.scholastic.com /space/space_firsts/index.htm   (348 words)

 Amazon.com: Space: Books: James A. Michener   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James Michener's "Space" is a novel (historical fiction) on the scientific development of rocketry and space travel.
Space is a tale that takes one from the battlefields of World War II to the Moon.
SPACE is spot-on accurate for its review of the history and poltics of the American space program, in which I worked from time to time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0449203794?v=glance   (1552 words)

 50 Places @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This fact-packed educational site includes information about the Hubble Space Telescope, an interactive time line, a trivia game, and a chance to see the questions that viewers of the PBS miniseries of the same name asked the experts.
This site features daily space facts, information on the Pentagon’s military space policy and the latest NASA missions, weather reports, and a chat forum.
This site offers a comprehensive overview of the slowly advancing idea of space tourism: It tracks the history and development of the futuristic field, posts surveys for individuals and tour companies, and lists links to academic and scientific sites.
www.nationalgeographic.com /traveler/space.html   (323 words)

 The Hubble Space Telescope [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hubble Space Telescope - a joint ESA/NASA project - is a 2.4-meter reflecting telescope which was deployed in low-Earth orbit (600 kilometers) by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-31) on 25 April 1990.
Hubble Space Telescope is named after Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) who was one of the great pioneers of modern astronomy.
Manoeuvring is performed by reaction wheels and its position in space monitored by four of six gyros.
www.kosmoi.com /Space/HST   (855 words)

 Exploring Planets in the Classroom: hands-on science activities
Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium is located at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu.
Space Science Activities featured in Future Flight Hawai`i, a K-12 Education project of the Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium.
This is a K-12 Education project of the Hawai`i Space Grant Consortium.
www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu /class_acts/index.html   (679 words)

Today there is no frontier on earth, like we had in the days of the wild west, but there is "a" frontier — the space frontier.
Since the 1960s, scientists have been exploring the final frontier — from walking on the moon to sending women into orbit.
Soon a teacher will be going into space.
teacher.scholastic.com /space   (88 words)

 GlobalSecurity.org - Reliable Space News and Space Information
NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth NASA 17 Jul 2006 -- The Discovery Shuttle and its crew are home after a 13-day journey in space.
Reiter Breaks European Space Endurance Record ESA 07 Aug 2006 -- Thomas Reiter set a new record for the number of days spent in space by a European astronaut.
Space Command and new triad AFPN 17 Aug 2006 -- Strategic deterrence, securing the space domain and recapitalizing on a lesser budget are the priorities for the Air Force Space Command commander.
www.globalsecurity.org /space/index.html   (1395 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
The International Space Station is one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
Go to this url to see when the best viewing time for your area will be.
The eight-day vacation of "space tourist" Dennis A. Tito, the world's first ordinary citizen in orbit, ended on May 6, 2001, when the Russian space capsule Soyez touched down in Kazakhstan.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/space.html   (349 words)

 Space, NASA and astronomy news | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Remains of Trek star Scotty launched into orbit— The cremated remains of actor James Doohan, who portrayed "Scotty" of the Star Trek starship Enterprise, and Apollo 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper sailed into suborbital space this morning aboard a rocket launched from the southern New Mexico desert.
Astronaut coming home early, but not without record—U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams will return to Earth from the international space station in June, earning a world's spaceflight endurance record for women but ending her trip earlier than planned, NASA said Thursday.
Return to flight — With the launch, flight and safe return of Discovery, NASA has returned to space, two years since the loss of Columbia.
www.chron.com /news/space   (557 words)

 SPACE.com: Space News, NASA News, News Space
Swiss scientist Michel Mayor, who heads the European team that announced the discovery of a new potentially habitable planet, has his sights set on an even bigger target, detecting signs of extraterrestrial life.
Queen Elizabeth II plans to stop by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center when she visits the United States in May to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the English settlement at Jamestown, Va.
American billionaire Charles Simonyi is reacquainting himself with gravity after a two-week voyage to the International Space Station (ISS).
www.space.com /news   (347 words)

 National Academies' Subject Hub for Space
~ operates a number of standing committees and task groups that perform studies in aeronautics and space engineering and policy for the federal government.
~ advises the National Academies' Space Studies Board on microgravity research conducted in space as well as on ground-based activities in support of space-based research.
~ advises the National Academies' Space Studies Board on physical sciences research conducted from space, ground-based activities in support of space-based efforts and ground-based studies of solar-terrestrial physics.
www.nas.edu /space   (345 words)

 KidSites.com - Great Sites for Kids - Space Sites
Learn about the Space Station, why it's being built, when it will be finished, how astronauts live in space, and more.
View hundreds of pictures of the earth and space in the Image Gallery, learn about the birth of stars, facts about our sun, the earth, and many other subjects.
Articles on science, space, the Internet, computers, and more are all here to help keep you informed of the latest advances in technology.
www.kidsites.com /sites-edu/space.htm   (790 words)

 National Academies' Subject Hub for Space
~ operates a number of standing committees and task groups that perform studies in aeronautics and space engineering and policy for the federal government.
~ advises the National Academies' Space Studies Board on physical sciences research conducted from space, ground-based activities in support of space-based efforts and ground-based studies of solar-terrestrial physics.
~ advises the National Academies' Space Studies Board and Board on Life Sciences regarding studies of research opportunities and programs on the origin and evolution of life in the universe.
www.nationalacademies.org /space   (345 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Space
This image released by NASA and made by the Spitzer Space Telescope shows a glowing stellar nursery.
The Spitzer Space Telescope was named after the late Dr. Lyman Spitzer, Jr., one of the 20th century's most influential scientists, who in the mid-1940s first proposed placing telescopes in space.
And although the advances in technology have come fast and furious over the last few centuries, the universe remains largely unknown.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/space   (426 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Space
Exploration Deep space Origins Stars Space chat TV and Radio A-Z index
On This Day remembers the highs and lows of space exploration with articles, images and video.
Games, Quizzes, Web postcards, Interactive space map, more...
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space   (192 words)

 Digg / Space
Commercializing space and colonizing the moon means that not only rocket scientists, but also doctors, dentists and hairdressers can aspire to space travel, according to Anousheh Ansari.
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who has been confined to a wheelchair for most of his adult life, expects weightlessness to feel like "bliss" when he goes on a "zero-gravity" flight Thursday aboard a refitted jet.
In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's cameras.
digg.com /space   (1063 words)

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