Space News Archive - March 03, 2009


With less than two weeks to go before ESA's gravity mission launches, activities at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome are in full swing.


A new Hubble image shows three galaxies locked in a gravitational tug-of-war that may result in the eventual demise of one of them.


On Monday, an asteroid the size of a rock that exploded above Siberia in 1908 with the force of a thousand atomic bombs whizzed by Earth, according to astronomers.


NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn's G ring an embedded moonlet that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light.


The International Space Station Program has announced a change in how two future crew members will return home.


NASA and Cisco Inc. announced Tuesday a partnership to develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform called the "Planetary Skin" to capture, collect, analyze and report data on environmental conditions around the world.


NASA has selected the members of the board that will investigate the unsuccessful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, on Feb 24.


A full-scale mock-up of NASA's Orion launch abort system began a week-long flatbed trailer ride across the country Tuesday, en route to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.


China will soon start the construction of a new space shuttle launch center in its Hainan Province, officials said.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.