Space News Archive - July 14, 2008


Several engineers working on NASA’s new Ares moon rockets believe they have created an alternative rocket that would be safer, cheaper and easier to build than the two Ares spacecraft that will replace the space shuttle.

Firefighters battling California's wildfires are getting information from a drone aircraft equipped with a NASA sensor, U.S. space agency officials said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S.

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: John Yembrick, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 0602, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov; or Kyle Herring, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, kyle.j.herring@nasa.gov, both of NASA HOUSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded an advanced planning assessment contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 14--The California Supreme Court today struck down a special fee on Santa Clara County homeowners used to pay for open space acquisition, wiping out more than $50 million collected over the past seven years for parks, trails and other services.

FARNBOROUGH, UK. July 14 (Interfax-AVN) - Russian budgetary expenditure on space exploration will more than double in 2009, Federal Space Agency Deputy Director Vitaly Davydov told Interfax- AVN at the Farnborough Air Show.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.