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October 31, 2008

Challenger Center Welcomes New President

Daniel Barstow Brings 34 Years Education Experience

The Board of Directors of Challenger Center for Space Science Education named Daniel Barstow as the education organization's new President on Wednesday.

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NASA Managers Delay Hubble Servicing Mission Again

Replacement Component Won't Be Ready Until April

NASA managers announced Thursday they will not meet a February 2009 launch date for the fifth and final shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The decision comes after engineers completed assessments of the work needed to get a second data handling unit for the telescope ready to fly. The unit will replace one that failed on Hubble in late September, causing the agency to postpone the servicing mission, which had been targeted for October 14.

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MESSENGER Spacecraft Reveals More Hidden Territory On Mercury

Probe On Track To Orbit Planet In 2011

A NASA spacecraft gliding over the battered surface of Mercury for the second time this year has revealed more previously unseen real estate on the innermost planet. The probe also has produced several science firsts and is returning hundreds of new photos and measurements of the planet's surface, atmosphere and magnetic field.

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