Space News Archive - September 04, 2009


Two astronauts ventured outside of space Shuttle Discovery Thursday evening for the mission’s second spacewalk.


NASA will hold news briefings at 11 am and noon EDT Wednesday, Sept 9, to release and discuss the first images from the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope.


A company from one of ESA’s Business Incubation Centres has used space technology to develop a scanner to spot weaknesses in dike structures. It is being used to inspect dikes and dams on the Danube river and in the Netherlands.


On Monday September 14 media representatives will have the opportunity to attend an in-depth CryoSat background briefing at IABG’s spacecraft test center in Ottobrunn near Munich, Germany.


NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept 8 at 2 pm EDT and Sept 10 at 1 pm.


Two NASA astronaut commanders have perspectives like no others on Twitter -- the views of twin brothers preparing on opposite sides of the world to command both the space shuttle and the International Space Station.


NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc, or ATK, have rescheduled the test of the new first-stage solid rocket motor for the Ares I rocket.

NASA's Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research Experience, known as INSPIRE, is extending the application process for high school students to apply from August 27 through September 10. NASA will make selections by the end of September.


Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, responsible for developing propulsion elements for the Orion crew capsule's Launch Abort System passed a major milestone Aug 31 with the completion of Orion's Preliminary Design Review.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.