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Space News Archive - March 19, 2004

PASADENA, California (AP) -- An asteroid with a diameter of 100 feet (30 meters) passed close but harmlessly by Earth, astronomers said.The hurtling rock passed about 26,500 miles (42,640 kilometers) above the southern Atlantic Ocean at 5:08 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- NASA announced plans to launch a supersonic drone later this month designed to fly 6,000 miles (10,000 km) per hour, nearly three times the standing jet airspeed record.