Archive: 08/15/2004

Canadian Arrow Team Successfully Tests Crew Capsule

A Canadian team engaged in the X-prize space race conducted a successful test Saturday. A helicopter dropped unoccupied version the crew capsule, from an altitude of about 9,000 feet in Lake Ontario at about ...

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Chandra catches early phase of cosmic assembly

A NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory image has revealed a complex of several intergalactic hot gas clouds in the process of merging. The superb Chandra spatial resolution made it possible to distinguish individual galaxies from ...

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MESSENGER Goes to Mercury with NIST Calibrated Instrument

The first spacecraft intended to orbit Mercury was launched on Aug. 3, 2004, carrying an instrument for mapping the composition of the planet's crust that was calibrated with a novel procedure at the National Institute of ...

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