Archive: 14/08/2004

NASA Puts External Camera on Shuttle's Fuel Tank

The space shuttle's external fuel tank, is getting safety upgrades for its spring 2005 flight. Now, a camera will be installed near the nose of the tank to transmit images of the shuttle for about 15 minutes after launch. ...

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Progress M50 Docks ISS Bringing Vital Supplies to the Crew

The Expedition 9 crew aboard the International Space Station prepared this Saturday to receive another shipment of supplies. A Russian Progress cargo craft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:03 a.m. ...

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Carbon nanotubes eliminate polymer manufacturing headache

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that the addition of carbon nanotubes to a common commercial polymer, polypropylene, leads to dramatic changes in how the molten polymer ...

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