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November 17, 2008

NASA Tests Lunar Rovers, Oxygen Production Technology

Hawaiian Soil Simulates Lunar Environment

NASA recently concluded nearly two weeks of testing equipment and lunar rover concepts on Hawaii's volcanic soil. The agency's In Situ Resource Utilization Project, which studies ways astronauts can use resources found at landing sites, demonstrated how people might prospect for resources on the moon and make their own oxygen from lunar rocks and soil.

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STS-126 Flies With New Software To Enhance Safety

Updated Displays Vital In Case Of Launch Abort

As Endeavour lifted off last Friday on the 124th Space Shuttle flight, a new software upgrade aimed at improving mission safety was also on board.

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Aero-TV: AirShow Safety--According To The AirBoss (Part 1)

AirBoss Ralph Royce Chats About Airshow Safety

There are few more complex "organisms" than an airshow in full operation. The amount of detail, coordination and expertise needed to pull off the modern American airshow is beyond the abilities of any one human being... though it does rely on one to try to coordinate the aerial operations... the much respected and much feared AIR BOSS.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Docks With ISS

15-Day Mission Brings Station Improvements, New Crewmember

At an altitude of 220 miles above the earth, the Space Shuttle Endeavor successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday afternoon.

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