Space News Archive - October 28, 2008
* (110m | PG-13) Who are these half-wit Hollywood clowns that keep hiring cleavage-candy actresses with no measurable talent to play laughably bespectacled scientists in action movies? This bumbling, big-budget but Z-movie-bad adaptation of Marvel comics' "Fantastic Four" is a train wreck, exemplified by the casting of ring-a-dingy Jessica Alba -- hitherto known for playing dancers and strippers -- as Sue Storm, a 23-year-old "director of genetic research.
Space shuttle Endeavour will make a landmark contribution to the International Space Station during STS-126, Commander Chris Ferguson told reporters.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars.
SPACEHAB, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPAB), and its Astrotech subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, join with Space Florida in recognizing the immense opportunities for America's commercial space program in the joint Air Force Space Command and Space Florida Dedication Ceremony of Launch Complex 36.
The U.S. space agency says its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found evidence that liquid water remained on Mars far longer than previously theorized. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration spacecraft has observed hydrated silica, or opal, spread across large regions of Mars.
In a race against time and the elements, engineers with NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission hope to extend the lander's survival by gradually shutting down some of its instruments and heaters, starting today.