spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

ExoLance
Chinese astronaut performs first spacewalk
Posted: Sat, Sep 27, 2008, 8:14 AM ET (1214 GMT)
Shenzhou-7 EVA (Xinhua) A Chinese astronaut carried out that country's first EVA on Saturday, making a brief trip outside the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft. Zhai Zhigang, one of the three members of the Shenzhou-7 crew, exited the orbital module of the spacecraft at 4:43 am EDT (0843 GMT) and spent about 15 minutes outside the spacecraft, collecting a small experiment mounted on the spacecraft's exterior and waiving a Chinese flag. Zhai wore a Chinese-developed spacesuit, Feitian, while a second astronaut, Liu Boming, wore a Russian Orlan suit and remained inside the depressurized orbital module. The spacecraft is scheduled to return to Earth early Sunday.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Soyuz launches Galileo satellites, places them in wrong orbit
Posted: Sat, Aug 23 9:55 AM ET (1355 GMT)

Falcon 9 test vehicle destroyed in flight
Posted: Sat, Aug 23 9:28 AM ET (1328 GMT)

ULA takes delivery of RD-180 engines
Posted: Thu, Aug 21 12:26 PM ET (1626 GMT)

news links
Saturday, August 23
Galileo satellites on wrong orbit
Deutsche Welle — 9:01 am ET (1301 GMT)
Galileo satellites go into wrong orbit, European Space Agency says
The Daily Telegraph — 9:00 am ET (1300 GMT)
Two Galileo satellites lose their way
AFP — 9:00 am ET (1300 GMT)
Rocket Explodes during SpaceX testing
KXXV-TV Waco, TX — 8:58 am ET (1258 GMT)


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