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Space News Archive - July 02, 2008

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The French government is making ambitious plans for European missions to the Moon and Mars.

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As interest in exploration of the Moon soars among the world’s space agencies, ESA, through it's General Studies Programme, has challenged university students to develop a robotic vehicle that is capable of working in difficult terrain, comparable to that found at the lunar poles. Eight university teams have been selected to proceed to the design stage of ESA’s Lunar Robotics Challenge.

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ESA and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) will be co-hosting, in cooperation with NASA and the International Mars Exploration Working Group (IMEWG), an International Conference on 9 and 10 July in the Auditorium of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris to discuss the next step in the exploration of Mars.

Several bases of operations for NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) are gearing up for data from the recently launched satellite.

By Aileen Streng, Manassas Journal Messenger, Va. Jul. 2--The Dumfries Police Department will soon be moving out of the basement of Town Hall and into rented space down the road.

By Richard Burnett, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 2--A major NASA contractor is expected to notify nearly 3,000 workers today that their jobs at Cape Canaveral will be eliminated in September, although many may be rehired by new companies coming to the Space Coast.

FAIRFAX, Va., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Analex Corporation, was awarded a three-year option to continue providing launch support services to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's (NASA) Launch Services Program.

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NASA's sun-focused Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, twin spacecraft unexpectedly detected particles from the edge of the solar system last year.

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NASA’s Solar Shield experiment explores how timely space weather forecasts can help power companies keep the power flowing to the many appliances and electronic gadgets we rely on every day.

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, has the lead on many exciting space missions launching in the next year.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.