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 space exploration on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SPACE EXPLORATION [space exploration] the investigation of physical conditions in space and on stars, planets, and their moons through the use of artificial satellites (spacecraft that orbit the earth), space probes (spacecraft that pass through the solar system and that may or may not orbit another celestial body), and spacecraft with human crews.
While the bulk of space exploration initially was directed at the earth-moon system, the focus gradually shifted to other members of the solar system.
After lunar exploration, the descent stage of the LM remained on the moon, while the ascent stage was jettisoned after returning the astronauts to the command module.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s1/spaceexp.asp   (3663 words)

 Space Shuttle Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ AlienArtifacts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to the Vision for Space Exploration, use of the Space Shuttle will be focused on completing assembly of the ISS in 2010, after which it will be replaced by the yet-to-be-developed Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV).
With the coming of the Space Station, the Orbiter's internal airlocks are being replaced with external docking systems to allow for a greater amount of cargo to be stored on the Shuttle's mid-deck during Station resupply missions.
Orbital velocity at the 380 km (236 miles) altitude of the International Space Station is 7.68 km per second, or 17,180 mph, roughly equivalent to Mach 23.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Space_shuttle   (5993 words)

 ipedia.com: Vision for Space Exploration Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Vision for Space Exploration is the United States space policy announced on January 14, 2004.
It is a response to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the state of the human spaceflight program...
It is a response to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the state of the human spaceflight program at NASA.
www.ipedia.com /vision_for_space_exploration.html   (147 words)

 Space exploration
The European Space Agency is committed to its mandate to encourage the youth of Europe to actively prepare for, and participate in, the building of their
Space Exploration” was created to pose grand goals for America in space.
"Space Exploration" is an interdisciplinary unit combining multiple The theme of this unit is space exploration.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Space Encyclopedia (DK Encyclopedia): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the latest dramatic images transmitted by the Hubble Telescope to the possibility of fossil life from Mars, space stories are hitting the headlines as never before.
The defining achievement of the 20th century has been the exploration of space.
This is an encyclopedia providing an overview of all that is current in space research and technology, including the latest space technology to discovery about fl holes, dramatic images transmitted by the Hubble telescope and the possibility of fossil life from Mars.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0751354139   (974 words)

 ScienceDaily: NASA's New Mars Orbiter Will Sharpen Vision Of Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its launch vehicle are nearing final stages of preparation at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for a launch opportunity that begins Aug. 10.
The other three instruments are a spectrometer for identifying water-related minerals in patches as small as a baseball infield; a ground-penetrating radar, supplied by the Italian Space Agency, to peer beneath the surface for layers or rock, ice and, if present, water; and a radiometer to monitor atmospheric dust, water vapor and temperature.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/07/050725120648.htm   (1162 words)

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