Space News Archive - July 28, 2008

By Mark Carreau, Houston Chronicle Jul. 28--AUSTIN -- Richard Garriott's Texas-size appetite for big adventure has unleashed some far-flung cravings. There is the dive in a small Russian sub two miles below the murky North Atlantic to explore the shattered deck of the Titanic.


Just as an impressionist artist makes an image from countless tiny strokes of paint, NASA’s new Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft will build up an image of the termination shock and areas beyond by using hits from high-speed atoms that are radiating out of this region.

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin, the Space Foundation and SpaceClass announced today the launch of a strategic online education collaboration called Orion's Path.


NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center, San Francisco, Calif., and the University of California at Berkeley, will transmit live images of the Aug. 1, 2008, total eclipse of the sun.

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Stephanie Schierholz, +1-202-358-4997, stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov, Grey Hautaluoma, +1-202-358-0668, grey.hautaluoma@nasa.gov, Headquarters, Washington, or Lynnette Madison, lynnette.b.madison@nasa.gov, or Josh Byerly, bill.j.byerly@nasa.gov, +1-281-483-5111, Johnson Space Center, Houston, all of NASA HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Constellation Program has selected 11 companies and one university to independently develop concepts that contribute to how astronauts will live and work on the moon.


Scientists and engineers on NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission spent the weekend examining how the icy soil on Mars interacts with the scoop on the lander's robotic arm, while trying different techniques to deliver a sample to one of the instruments.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]