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  Space Voyage -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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''Voyager 1'' had as its primary targets the planets Jupiter and Saturn and their associated moons and rings; its current mission is the detection of the heliopause and particle measurements of solar wind and the interstellar medium.
Voyager 2 found that at the highest levels (70 Millibars) Saturn's temperature was 70 kelvins, while at the deepest levels measured (1200 Millibars) the temperature increased to 143 kelvins.
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  Beagle 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beagle 2 was an unsuccessful British landing spacecraft that formed part of the European Space Agency's 2003 Mars Express mission.
Beagle 2 was conceived by a group of British academics headed by Professor Colin Pillinger of the Open University, in collaboration with the University of Leicester.
The Beagle 2 lander objectives were to characterize the landing site geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and oxidation state, the physical properties of the atmosphere and surface layers, collect data on Martian meteorology and climatology, and search for possible signatures of life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beagle_2   (1686 words)

 The Voyage of the Beagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Voyage of the Beagle is a title commonly given to the book written by Charles Darwin published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks, which brought him considerable fame and respect.
Once again Darwin was a martyr to seasickness on the voyage to Mauritius, where he was impressed by the civilisation of the French colony and toured the island, partly on an elephant.
Darwin was invited by FitzRoy to contribute the natural history section to the captain's account of the Beagle's voyage, and using his field notes and the journal which he had been sending home for his family to read, completed this section by September 1837.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Voyage_of_the_Beagle   (4619 words)

 The Voyage of the Space Beagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Voyage of the Space Beagle (1950, Canada) is a classic novel of science fiction by A.
An exploratory space journey on a scientific mission encounters several, largely hostile, aliens and alien civilisations.
The crew of the Space Beagle is brainwashed into spending several years luring the intelligence to starve on a wild goose chase into deep space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Voyage_of_the_Space_Beagle   (707 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Man with a mission
For comparison, the Beagle 2 probe weighs 68kg, with the lander weighing just 33kg, its diameter is the size of a bicycle wheel and its cost at the outset was estimated as £25m.
A space mission is all about making models to test all aspects such as mass, centre of gravity and electrical interfaces, demonstrating that all components work at all stages during design and development.
In an ideal world, Beagle 2 would have been built in a logical sequence with test programmes completed before moving on to the final assembly of the lander and probe which would be sent to Mars.
www.guardian.co.uk /spacedocumentary/story/0,2763,1081437,00.html   (2238 words)

 SF Signal: REVIEW: The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A. E. van Vogt
The Voyage of the Space Beagle is a fixup novel comprised of 4 stories.
SYNOPSIS: While a political power struggle is waged between the scientist and the military factions of the Space beagle, a remote race of birdlike creatures use telepathy to attack the ship.
SYNOPSIS: A creature named Ixtl is taken aboard the Space Beagle (don't they ever learn?) with the intention of studying it as part of their exploratory mission.
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 Scientists Await First Call From Beagle
Beagle 2 was targeted to land within an ellipse, 30 km long and 5 km wide, on Isidis Planitia, a large lowland basin near the Martian equator.
Beagle 2 is scheduled to shut down and conserve power during the cold Martian night, when temperatures may plummet to -80C.
Beagle 2 was launched with the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter on 2 June 2003.
www.spacedaily.com /news/beagle2-03a.html   (995 words)

 Christmas Day Mars Landing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
More accurately, the Beagle 2 will be looking for chemical traces of life--telltale signs that life once existed, or perhaps, exists right now on the red planet.
Beagle 2 will be able to sample the variety that lies within.
The Beagle 2 is named after the ship that carried Darwin on his famous 19th-century voyage of discovery.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2003/17dec_beagle2.htm   (1083 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Destination Mars | The Beagle has landed...
Beagle is a lander and holds the record for being the smallest lander ever to be sent to Mars.
The Beagle concept was conceived in 1997, by Professor Colin Pillinger, at the Open University, in Milton Keynes.
Beagle has been thoroughly sterilized prior to its departure; to prevent Earthly bugs contaminating the biology experiments and to prevent terrestrial bacteria settling on Mars.
www.spaceflightnow.com /mars/marsexpress/030528beagle2.html   (2341 words)

 SPACE.com -- Space Controllers Launch Mars Probe
The Beagle 2 can be seen sitting on the lid of the craft and the main communications antenna is visible in the lower left.
The 143-pound Beagle 2 -- named for the ship that carried naturalist Charles Darwin on his voyage of discovery in the 1830s -- will use a robotic arm to gather and sample rocks for evidence of organic matter and water, while Mars Express orbits overhead.
U.S. officials are discussing a new course of space exploration, and debate has focused on whether the United States should set its sights on returning to the moon or landing on Mars.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/marsexpress_update_031216.html   (799 words)

 The Voyage of Beagle - IV. Rio Negro To Bahia Blanca
These latter in a short space entirely disappeared, and the plains were left without a thicket to cover their nakedness.
Hence the need of the fortifications; hence the few houses and little cultivated land without the limits of the walls; even the cattle are not safe from the attacks of the Indians beyond the boundaries of the plain, on which the fortress stands.
We found the Beagle had not arrived, and consequently set out on our return, but the horses soon tiring, we were obliged to bivouac on the plain.
cyberspacei.com /jesusi/authors/darwin/voyage/voyage_004.htm   (6583 words)

 CNN.com - Beagle speeds towards touchdown on Mars - Dec. 24, 2003
Shaped like an oversize pocket watch, the Beagle 2 is designed to fly through the Martian atmosphere, deploy parachutes and bounce to a landing on inflatable bags.
While Beagle 2 is scheduled to touch down December 25 at 0245 GMT (December 24 at 9:45 p.m.
Beagle 2, named for the ship that carried naturalist Charles Darwin on his voyage of discovery in the 1830s, will conduct experiments by scratching the surface with a robotic arm to test for signs of organic matter.
edition.cnn.com /2003/TECH/space/12/24/mars.beagle.ap/index.html   (775 words)

 SPACE.com -- Mars Express: The Hunt for Beagle 2 Begins
Beagle 2 program managers are operating under the assumption that the lander survived its entry through Mars atmosphere and landing, and is emitting a signal from its 5-watt transmitter.
Pillinger and Mars Express mission managers at the European Space Agency (ESA) had frequently warned that Beagle 2, built on a shoestring budget, had no backup systems in the event something went wrong during its descent or the deployment of its solar arrays and other equipment on the ground.
Beagle 2 prime contractor EADS Astrium Ltd. of Stevenage, England, also spent about $7 million of its own money to continue the work at a time when the funding shortage threatened the program, according to EADS Astrium estimates.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/express_update_040106.html   (842 words)

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 CNN.com - Beagle 2 on final Mars approach - Dec. 19, 2003
The bright spot on the left-hand side is Beagle 2, soon after it was released by the Mars Express mothership, which took the picture.
European space controllers sent the Beagle 2 probe on its final approach to Mars on Friday, a critical step in Europe's first mission to explore the red planet for signs of life.
In the control room, screens flashed to red to confirm the lander was on its way after separating from the Mars Express, which was launched June 2 from the former Soviet space port in Kazakhstan.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/12/19/germany.beagle.ap/index.html   (794 words)

 AboutDarwin.com - Beagle Voyage
The Beagle was engaged in three survey missions from the years 1826 to 1843.
The Beagle was refitted with new timber planking and copper hull.
On 11 December the Beagle headed out to sea again, but as misfortune would have it, gale winds forced her back to port after a twenty-four hour struggle.
www.aboutdarwin.com /voyage/voyage02.html   (3709 words)

 Evolution: Online Lessons for Students: Activity 1- Darwin's Great Voyage of Discovery
In 1831, at the time of Darwin's voyage, travel was difficult and costly, and people seldom ventured far from their homes.
Print the world map (pdf) and excerpts from Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle (pdf).Each journal excerpt describes a location and includes a date and a latitude and longitude listing.
The Voyage of the Beagle is a collection of many of Darwin's journals, and he arranged the entries in this book by geographical area rather than by time.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson2/act1.html   (751 words)

 ent0669   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Into the awesome depths of intergalactic space hurtled the Space Beagle, travelling on Man's most ambitious expedition to the far reaches of the universe.
From galaxy to galaxy the crew explored the remains of past races and civilizations on desolate planets and found weird life-forms floating in space itself.
The Voyage of the Space Beagle is one of his all-time classic space sagas, an action-packed narrative that carries the reader out among far stars into new dimensions of SF excitement.
homepage.ntlworld.com /barnicle/booklist/blurb/ent06/ent0669.htm   (119 words)

 A. E. Van Vogt
The "Black Destroyer" of the title was an enormous, pantherlike creature encountered on a planet that has been ravaged by a nuclear war.
A spaceship's human crew is pitted in what seems to be a hopelessly unequal battle against this creature, which consumes "id" and can teleport itself through space.
Prior to the publicity resulting when he filed suit against the producers of Alien for plagiarism, Van Vogt's best known novel was Slan (1946), which was originally published as a serial in 1940.
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 The Voyage of the Space Beagle Summary
The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A. van Vogt
(It was later to become part of The Voyage of the Space Beagle, 1950.) This...
The Voyage of the Space Beagle(1950, Canada) is a classic novel of science fiction by A. van Vogt in the space opera subgenre.
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 Amazon.com: The VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE: Books: Vogt Van vogt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
With all the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to read Van Vogt's "Voyage of the Space Beagle" with the same clarity and futuristic vision that perhaps inspired Gene Roddenberry to spin off Star Trek vesting the Enterprise with the five year mission to go where no man has gone before.
But assessing it from the hard side of the sci-fi spectrum, "Voyage of the Space Beagle" is certainly not unique, has little beyond short-term entertainment value to recommend it and I think most readers would be unlikely to accord it the status of "classic".
AE Van Vogt published "The Voyage of the Space Beagle" in 1950, and I often muse that it must have inspired or influenced Gene Roddenberry.
www.amazon.com /VOYAGE-SPACE-BEAGLE-Vogt-vogt/dp/0020259905   (1841 words)

 Archive: April 03, 2005 - April 09, 2005 | Martian Soil
The ESA is planning another voyage to Mars that could include portions of the ill-fated Beagle-2's instrument package.
Dwayne A. Day at The Space Review looks at the many things that went wrong with the ESA's ill-fated Beagle-2 in the second part of this two-part report (part one can be found here).
NASA's recent Integrated Space Operations Summit was looking on how to phase out the space shuttle, make use of the ISS, and plan for a return to the Moon and voyages to Mars and beyond...
www.martiansoil.com /archives/week_2005_04_03.php   (1034 words)

 It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For much of the film, there is a high level of tension as we see the crew members try and try to destroy the creature but to no avail.
The special effects are not great, but really only suffer with exterior shots of the rocketship flying through space at a glacial pace.
In fact, there is a scene of two men walking ever so slowly down the side of the exterior of the ship as it flies through space.
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 GameSpy.com - Article
While many people sit in their office and dream of one day working in the gaming industry, Richard Carlson, designer of one of this year's finalists for the "Fifth Annual Independent Games Festival" (IGF), had a feeling he would eventually be one of the few who saw it happen.
SAIS is space exploration and adventure game, in which the player takes the role of starship commander.
Carlson said the game was inspired by John Butterfield's single-player board game, Voyage of the BSM Pandora (Ares #6, SPI, 1981) and A. Van Vogt's novel, The Voyage of the Space Beagle (1950), as were countless heroic voyage stories, including movies like Jason and the Argonauts and TV shows like Star Trek.
archive.gamespy.com /articles/january03/igf2003/saiis   (570 words)

 Susan R. Matthews - Interview by Seattle Worldcon bid
As a result, we did a lot of reading when I was growing up, and books were passed around from my older brothers and sisters on down.
So, I started out reading things like THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE, which made it very poignant the other year when A. Van Vogt was the guest of honor at Norwescon.
THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE and SLAN and THE PEOPLE—all this terrific science fiction stuff that was coming out during the early '60s.
www.sff.net /people/susan.scribens/interview-sea.HTM   (1349 words)

 Reading and Books | Recommended Reading
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man who shoots deer out of season and mistreats his dogs.1992 Newbery Award.
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young fl boy grows in courage and understanding with the help of his devoted dog Sounder.
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
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 Book Information: Voyage of the Space Beagle, the :: Internet Book List :: A database of book information and reviews
Book Information: Voyage of the Space Beagle, the
Voyage of the Space Beagle, the (1950) [novel]
The Voyage of the Space Beagle is actually a single novel divided into four distinct episodes that centre around the deep-space exploration of the eponymous craft.
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 Voyage of the Space Beagle - A. E. Van Vogt - eBooks
Voyage of the Space Beagle The basis for ALIEN
The crew of the Space Beagle is compact yet diverse, their relationships and their purpose strongly prefigure the spaceship Enterprise and Star Trek which followed almost thirty years later.
In interviews later in life,Van Vogt explained his theory of fiction and the reason he believed that his work exerted such compelling force: he would introduce a new idea, character or event every 800 words.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Author: Van Vogt, A.E. Title: The Voyage of the Space Beagle Year: 1950 Furry Content: Catmorph, birdmorphs Rating: 1 (out of 4) paws One of my former roommates and I had a good laugh once at a nature show we were watching.
The Space Beagle is the first Earth ship to travel to another galaxy.
As various members of the crew fall victim to these adversaries, their only hope (although they don't realize it) is an unlikable, egomaniacal scientists who just also happens to be a genius.
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