spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


News briefs: September 19
Posted: Thu, Sep 20, 2001, 12:33 AM ET (0433 GMT)
NASA is considering delaying or otherwise altering its schedule of future Mars missions, NASA Watch reported Wednesday. According to reports published on the site, the space agency is considering flying a planned 2007 mission — featuring a "smart" lander and long-range rover — in 2009, and either pushing back the 2009 mission or canceling it altogether. The reports say that "budgetary concerns" are driving this possible change... Last week's terrorist attacks and the expected military response by the United States means that NASA will see no extra money in the near future, according to one senator. Bud Cramer (D-AL) told the Huntsville Times that NASA will "have to take a back seat" to military and other programs... Archivists have found a tape with audio from mission control recorded as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in 1969, the BBC reported Wednesday. The tape, in poor condition but still audible, features flight director Gene Kranz and other controllers during the minutes shortly before and after the landing. The tape had been feared to be lost.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Saturday, February 24
AAS Names Debra Fischer as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer
American Astronomical Society — 9:42 am ET (1442 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list