Archive: 05/16/2005

Opportunity Begins Careful Rollout

Opportunity rotated its wheels on sol 463 for the first time since the rover dug itself into a sand dune more than two weeks earlier. The wheels made about two and a half rotations, as commanded, and the results ...

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Station, Shuttle Mission Crew Announced

NASA and its international partners have named new crew members for upcoming missions to the International Space Station (ISS). U.S. astronaut William S. McArthur, Jr. and Russian Cosmonaut Valery I. Tokarev will serve on ...

May 16, 2005 not rated yet 0

Global wind map identifies wind power potential

A new global wind power map has quantified global wind power and may help planners place turbines in locations that can maximize power from the winds and provide widely available low-cost energy. After analyzing more than ...

May 16, 2005 2.9 / 5 (29) 0

Deep Impact correction maneuver successful

Fifty-nine days before going head-to-head with comet Tempel 1, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully executed the second trajectory correction maneuver of the mission. The burn further refined the spacecraft's trajectory, or ...

May 16, 2005 1 / 5 (1) 0

Biologists search for 'half-fusion'

Every living cell is surrounded by a membrane, a thin barrier that separates the genetic machinery of life from the non-living world outside. Though barriers, membranes are not impervious. Cells use a complex hierarchy of ...

May 16, 2005 4 / 5 (1) 0