Archive: 1/05/2006

Opportunity Passes 800 Sols On Mars

Opportunity has passed 800 sols, or Martian days, of operations on the red planet, meaning the golf-cart-sized rover has functioned continuously nearly nine times longer than its initial mission design.

dateMay 01, 2006 in Space Exploration
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NASA Tests Updated Rocket Motor For Shuttle

NASA technicians said Friday they successfully tested an updated version of the rocket motor for the space shuttle's twin solid-fuel boosters at a Utah test facility. The new flight-support motor, designated FSM-12, burned ...

dateMay 01, 2006 in Space Exploration
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China bans breast enlarging gel

China has banned a gel widely used for breast enlargement after a surge of complaints and mounting public pressure.

dateMay 01, 2006 in
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