Space News Archive - July 25, 2008

By Jeremy Pittari, Picayune Item, Miss. Jul. 24--STENNIS -- After successfully delivering "hope" to the space station five of the astronauts involved in the endeavor shared their experience with Stennis Space Center staff.

By Robert McNeil IWAS sorry to read that the end of the world is not nigh. This has ruined all my plans. What am I supposed to do with all this tinned food, for a start? And I may as well scrap that insurance policy. The end of the world never really happens.


NASA and industry engineers have successfully completed the first drop test of a drogue parachute for the Ares I rocket. The drogue parachute is designed to slow the rapid descent of the spent first-stage motor, cast off by the Ares I rocket during its climb to space.

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Sonja Alexander of NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1- 202-358-1761, sonja.r.alexander@nasa.gov WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Regolith Excavation Challenge is scheduled for Aug.

PLESETSK, Arkhangelsk region. July 25 (Interfax-AVN) - The launch of a military spacecraft with the aid of a Soyuz 2 rocket has been postponed for twenty-four hours. "The state commission led by Space Troops Commander Maj. Gen.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.