spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

AD: H2M 2014 Conference
NASA reschedules STS-133 launch for February 24
Posted: Wed, Jan 12, 2011, 7:11 AM ET (1211 GMT)
STS-133: logo (NASA) NASA shuttle managers said Tuesday they have determined the root cause of the cracks found in the shuttle Discovery's external tank and believe they can have the shuttle ready to launch next month. Officials said a batch of aluminum-lithium brackets, or "stringers", have a mottled appearance and are weaker that expected, which would explain why several of them suffered cracks when the tank was loaded with propellant. NASA plans to install aluminum plates called radius blocks over the stringers to allow them to handle loads without cracking. That work will be done in time to permit a launch on February 24. That launch date also depends on an on-time launch of a European ATV cargo spacecraft, scheduled to dock with the station on February 23.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Astronauts replace ISS computer in brief spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 6:14 AM ET (1014 GMT)

Data shows increased frequency of asteroid impacts
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 5:58 AM ET (0958 GMT)

news links
Thursday, April 24
Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First
NASA/JPL — 8:11 pm ET (0011 GMT)
The Space Sorority
Time — 8:03 pm ET (0003 GMT)
Astronomically speaking: Another Earth?
Univ. of Maryland Diamondback — 8:00 pm ET (0000 GMT)


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