Space News Archive - July 07, 2008


In a recent paper published in Nature Geoscience (*), the geophysicist Mioara Mandea from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam and her Danish colleague Nils OLSEN from the National Space Institute/DTU Copenhagen, have shown that motions in the fluid in the Earth’s core are changing surprisingly fast, and that this, in turn, effects the magnetic field of our Planet.

The European Space Agency is planning a meeting during which the International Space Station's future activities will be decided.

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company this week sent more than 90 teachers from around the world to the 17th Annual Boeing Educators to SPACE CAMP(R) program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.


Sixty-one students from 14 colleges and universities around the globe have imagined what the next generation of airliners and cargo planes may look like.


Britain could soon face a major setback in their involvement in one of the biggest space missions yet, as funding for UK-led experiments on the ExoMars rover and lander is to be cut by 25% in their key development phase.


Workers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are removing bricks from the damaged wall of the flame trench at Launch Pad 39A. The repairs remain on schedule and are not expected to hamper the launch of STS-125 on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.


Following a detailed, integrated assessment, NASA selected target launch dates for the remaining eight space shuttle missions on the current manifest in 2009 and 2010.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three Portland-area teachers have been selected to attend the 2008 Boeing Educators to SPACE CAMP(R) program. Teachers Marc Ciambrello and Amydelle Solso, both from Hauton B.

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