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Space News Archive - July 17, 2008

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A new sequence of Hubble Space Telescope images offers an unprecedented view of a planetary game of Pac-Man among three red spots clustered together in Jupiter's atmosphere.

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Starting this week, spacecraft controllers have been executing a series of maneuvers to gradually bring Venus Express closer to its host planet.

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Money problems will likely force NASA to abandon its ambitious internal goal of having a new moon spaceship ready by 2013, a top space agency official said Wednesday.

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The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met at European Space Agency (ESA) Headquarters in Paris on July 17, 2008, to review ISS cooperation.

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NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-128. The flight will carry science and storage racks to the International Space Station.

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NASA is considering abandoned launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for commercial space flights but has not given up the possibility of using environmentally sensitive sites in a world-renowned wildlife refuge for the private ventures, officials said Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on Thursday announced that Rob Strain will be the next center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

By Jason Hoppin, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 17--Downtown St. Paul will lose about 4,000 parking spaces during the 2008 Republican National Convention, city officials said Tuesday.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.