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


NASA replaces injured STS-133 astronaut
Posted: Thu, Jan 20, 2011, 6:05 AM ET (1105 GMT)
Kopra, Tim (NASA) NASA announced Wednesday that it will replace an astronaut on next month's STS-133 shuttle mission after he was injured in a bike accident over the weekend. Steve Bowen will replace Tim Kopra on the STS-133 mission, allowing the shuttle to remain on its current schedule of a February 24 launch. Kopra was injured riding a bicycle over the weekend and NASA officials determined he would not be in condition to fly on the shuttle next month. Bowen flew on the STS-132 mission last May, making him the first astronaut to fly back-to-back missions. OFficials said they chose Bowen because of his spacewalking experience, allowing him to take over the spacewalking duties on the upcoming mission planned for Kopra.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Ariane 5 launches two broadcasting satellites
Posted: Thu, May 28 10:05 AM ET (1405 GMT)

Air Force certifies SpaceX for military launches
Posted: Wed, May 27 10:29 AM ET (1429 GMT)

NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
Posted: Wed, May 27 10:24 AM ET (1424 GMT)

news links
Friday, May 29
Nasa orders first manned commercial spaceflight
Wired.co.uk — 7:30 pm ET (2330 GMT)
Hurricane Forecasting to be Aided by Mini-Satellites
WTXL-TV Tallahassee, FL — 7:27 pm ET (2327 GMT)
New horizons in the search for life in the universe
Houston Chronicle — 7:22 pm ET (2322 GMT)


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