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2004- the Year of Returning to Space
various FR links | 01-31-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 01/31/2004 5:09:08 AM PST by backhoe

The War Over Space
newsmax.com ^ | Jan. 23, 2004 | Charles R. Smith
 
 
 
 
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Possible Israeli Moon Mission
Arutz Sheva ^ | 1.29.04 | Arutz Sheva
 
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Japan to change space policy, aims manned mission: report
Asia Pacific News ^ | 1.30.04 | Asia Pacific News
 
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Voyage of The Voyagers: First Quarter-Century
Astrobiology Magazine ^
 
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Fly My Stuff to the Moon: Private Mission Slated for Fall Launch
Space.com ^ | 1/29/04 | Robert Roy Britt
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity Roll Out on Mars at 12 AM PST 1-31-2004 (LIVE THREAD)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | 1-30-04 | NASA JPL
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity Sits In A Small Crater, Near A Bigger One
NASA - JPL ^ | 01-25-2004 | NASA/JPL
VIKING 1 and 2 Data and Images -- some are BETTER than what we are getting from the rovers...
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/viking.html
 
 
 
 
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Earth First!
( We'll Strip-Mine the
other Planets Later... )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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KEYWORDS: backhoe; goliath; mars; nasa; space
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1 posted on 01/31/2004 5:09:08 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Do you think the shuttle will fly in '04?
2 posted on 01/31/2004 5:11:54 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Do you think the shuttle will fly in '04?

Just my somewhat uninformed opinion? Kind of doubt it- the way they are talking about abandoning Hubble due to expenses & risks using the shuttle, I think NASA views it as a flying bomb waiting to go off again in their collective faces.

3 posted on 01/31/2004 5:22:09 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe
We were talking about this at work yesterday. Most said they would climb on board if NASA let them. But I think you're right, politically it ain't gonna happen this year and maybe the shuttle, as we know it, is done.
4 posted on 01/31/2004 5:27:28 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
and maybe the shuttle, as we know it, is done.

I suspect that's true. The shuttle had its day, but it is awfully old technology now, and we need a better way to get more- men & materiels- aloft.

It really helps to have a high-level character like the President mention and promote Space- I was amazed to see my local TV news anchors discuss, and run a report on, the feasability of the space elevator, just a couple of days ago.

5 posted on 01/31/2004 5:39:26 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: leadpenny
The shuttle is slated to fly once, maybe twice in fall '04.
6 posted on 01/31/2004 3:58:43 PM PST by unibrowshift9b20
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To: unibrowshift9b20
Do you believe it will?
7 posted on 01/31/2004 4:28:39 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
yep, I think they really will, and two if they can get it in. But they realized after Challenger and were refreshed after Columbia that the space shuttle is not a shuttle to space, and they aren't going to do anymore throw away missions like keeping up the obsolete Hubble.

I think they really realize that the space shuttle is a fickle thing, and not especially safe, so they are going to treat it like that. I really hope they go through with Bush's plan and replace the shuttle with a modular capsule CEV, and as soon as possible. Actually, I hope I can become an aerospace engineer and help them make it.
8 posted on 01/31/2004 8:22:26 PM PST by unibrowshift9b20
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To: backhoe
Thanks for the links.
10 posted on 01/31/2004 9:41:31 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Spirit/Opportunity~0.002acres of sovereign US territory~All Your Mars Are Belong To Us)
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To: backhoe
Thanks!

Bookmarked!

11 posted on 02/01/2004 12:37:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Finish the X-33
g2mil.com ^ | February 2004 | Carlton Meyer
12 posted on 02/01/2004 1:40:09 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for looking- we really need to get back into space in a big way.
13 posted on 02/01/2004 2:16:19 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: Professional Engineer
Thanks for looking!
14 posted on 02/01/2004 2:17:24 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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Mars scientists wish they had dial-up speed (Some detail on the communications from Mars)
The Orange County Register ^ | Saturday, January 31, 2004 | GARY ROBBINS and TAMARA CHUANG
15 posted on 02/01/2004 3:24:45 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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Columbia: One Year Later: NASA's cautious re-entry
St. Petersburg Times ^ | February 1, 2004 | DAVID BALLINGRUD,
16 posted on 02/01/2004 3:25:59 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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Moon Base Has Certain Advantages
Oregon Magazine ^ | February 1, 2004 | Larry Leonard
17 posted on 02/01/2004 1:26:22 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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Tomorrow's Dream at Today's Expense?
Tufts Daily ^ | February 2, 2004 | DAPHNE LABUA
18 posted on 02/02/2004 12:39:12 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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Space program must reach the moon, Mars and beyond
Gainseville Times ^ | February 1, 2004 | ROY D. BRIDGES JR.
19 posted on 02/02/2004 12:47:36 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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European Scientists Plan [Manned] Mars Mission
AP ^ | 2.3.04 | AP

20 posted on 02/03/2004 11:54:14 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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NASA Budget Details Shifting Of Funds To Exploration (Great Budget Outline)
Aviation Week and World Report (Aerospace Daily) ^ | February 3, 2004 | By Jefferson Morris
21 posted on 02/03/2004 4:13:19 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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Moon Base: NASA's Recurring Dream
Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Jan. 15, 2004 PT | Noah Shachtman
22 posted on 02/03/2004 4:14:16 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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Mars Mission a Trojan Horse?
Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Jan. 16, 2004 PT | Suneel Ratan
23 posted on 02/03/2004 4:18:44 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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Europe to Put Man on Mars within three decades!
Reuters ^ | 03:04 PM Feb. 03, 2004 PT | Editorial Staff

24 posted on 02/03/2004 4:23:42 PM PST by backhoe (Earth First! [ We can strip-mine the other planets later...])
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To: Normal4me; RightWhale; demlosers; Prof Engineer; BlazingArizona; ThreePuttinDude; Brett66; ...
Space Ping! This is the space ping list! Let me know if you want on or off this list!
25 posted on 02/03/2004 7:32:16 PM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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bump
26 posted on 02/03/2004 7:37:08 PM PST by GeronL (www.ArmorforCongress.com ............... Support a FReeper for Congress)
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To: backhoe; *Space
Thanks for collecting all of those space related article links. Search on "*space" to find other articles.
27 posted on 02/03/2004 8:54:03 PM PST by anymouse
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Earth-to-Orbit Transport: the Missing Ingredient in Bush’s Space Policy Recipe
The Space Review ^ | Monday, February 2, 2004 | Taylor Dinerman
28 posted on 02/04/2004 2:22:35 AM PST by backhoe
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To: anymouse
Thanks!
29 posted on 02/04/2004 2:59:24 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: backhoe
Although NASA's budget is supposed to be larger by $200 million, earmarks have cut it by $0.5 billion. NASA will be expected to do more with less. The new mission may not be in jeopardy, but these internal battles to make projects work anyway in spite of earmarking will waste some of the effort. The loss of productivity will show up somewhere.
30 posted on 02/04/2004 9:07:45 AM PST by RightWhale
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Whose law governs the International Space Station and outer space?
Ask Yahoo. ^
31 posted on 02/04/2004 9:14:55 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe
Earth's ruin complete, Mars next

Some people delight in being able to find the cloud in any silver lining.

32 posted on 02/04/2004 4:27:32 PM PST by irv
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Who'll Save the Hubble?
Tech Central Station ^ | 02/05/2004 | Erik Baard
33 posted on 02/05/2004 1:36:47 AM PST by backhoe
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NASA Budget Lays Out CEV Spiral Development
AviationNow ^ | 2/4/04 | Jefferson Morris
34 posted on 02/05/2004 4:53:18 PM PST by backhoe
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NASA's Moon-Mars Plans Take Shape
Space.com ^ | 2/5/04 | Robert Roy Britt
35 posted on 02/05/2004 4:56:24 PM PST by backhoe
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Why the Moon
The Return to the Moon Board ^ | February 3, 2004 | Tom Matula
36 posted on 02/07/2004 1:51:25 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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MIT's Zuber [Meet the scientists on Bush's Space Commission]
The Boston Globe ^ | February 4, 2004 | Jack Thomas
37 posted on 02/07/2004 6:18:37 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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Mars mission may spawn cool new technologies (Long technical article overview)
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0205mars.html ^ | IDG News Service, 02/05/04 | By Stephen Lawson
38 posted on 02/08/2004 4:05:34 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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U.S. on verge of private space travel
USA Today ^ | 2/10/2004 | Traci Watson
39 posted on 02/10/2004 11:55:20 AM PST by backhoe
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Mars... a big step for womankind?
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12 February 2004 | Dr Raj Persaud
40 posted on 02/12/2004 3:42:45 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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Mars... a big step for womankind?
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12 February 2004 | Dr Raj Persaud
41 posted on 02/13/2004 12:23:40 AM PST by backhoe
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More to Mars than Rovers: New Olympus Mons Picture from Mars Express = WOW.
Space Daily ^ | February 13, 2004
42 posted on 02/13/2004 10:18:36 AM PST by backhoe
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NASA Moon Program Moves into Gear
Space.com ^ | February 14, 2004 | Leonard David
43 posted on 02/14/2004 1:05:05 AM PST by backhoe (the balance of common sense is tipping towards nonsense)
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Moon Probe Set For White-Knuckle Descent (Saturn Moon)
BBC ^ | 2-15-2004
44 posted on 02/15/2004 10:17:59 AM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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'Martian Chronicles' author praises U.S. Mars effort (Ray Bradbury)
AP ^ | 2.15.04
45 posted on 02/15/2004 1:34:23 PM PST by backhoe
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Most distant known object in universe discovered
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 15, 2004 | Andrew Bridges
Peering back in time to when the universe was just 750 million years old, a team of astrophysicists announced Sunday they have spied a tiny galaxy that is the most farthest known object.

Abell 2218 acts as a powerful lens, magnifying all the galaxies lying behind its core.
These lensed galaxies appear stretched and even multiply imaged.
The new object appears as two thin red streaks inside the circled area.


46 posted on 02/15/2004 1:51:00 PM PST by backhoe
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Using Titan to Understand Earth and Mars
Space.com ^ | 2.17.04
47 posted on 02/17/2004 3:55:31 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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PHI HARMONICS IN FASTER-THAN-LIGHT QUANTUM TUNNELLING!
By Ananda, ATON Institute, Norway. ^ | FR Post 2-20-2004 | Editorial Staff


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A Stroll Through the Lyman-Alpha Forest!
Alternate View Column AV-116 ^ | 08/06/2002 | by John G. Cramer
48 posted on 02/19/2004 3:51:38 PM PST by backhoe (The Lights in the Sky are the Stars--)
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NASA Will Have Space Shuttle on Standby for Rescue Mission When Flights Resume
The Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 2004 | Marcia Dunn

49 posted on 02/19/2004 4:27:30 PM PST by backhoe (The Lights in the Sky are the Stars--)
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Mars rover uncovers hints of water activity
Newscientist ^ | 20 February 04 | David L Chandler




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Backers: Privatize Moon-Mars Mission Funds
ABC News/Associated Press ^ | Feb. 18, 2004
50 posted on 02/20/2004 12:17:01 PM PST by backhoe (The Lights in the Sky are the Stars--)
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