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December 12, 2007

NASA To Test Atlantis Fuel Tank Sensors Next Week

Hoping To Avoid Trip Back To VAB

Technicians and engineers in NASA's space shuttle program plan to test the engine cutoff (ECO) sensor system onboard space shuttle Atlantis by pumping super-cold liquid hydrogen into the external fuel tank. The test is tentatively planned for December 18, and will be conducted on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center where Atlantis remains poised for launch.

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Is NASA's Spirit Rover Facing Its Last Sunset?

Racing The Clock To Reposition Rover For Martian Winter

It's a race against the clock... at 10 mm/second. NASA engineers are becoming concerned the Mars Spirit Rover may miss a deadline to reposition itself in time for the Martian winter. If the craft cannot be parked with its solar panels aimed at the sun by Christmas, it risks starving its batteries beyond the point of recovery.

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NASA Still Debating Orion Touchdown Scenarios

Land, Or Water?

We've been hearing for quite awhile about NASA's Orion space capsule, and how it will replace the retiring space shuttle fleet in the next decade. But despite all the work done to date, one major design issue has yet to be resolved...

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New NASA Mission To Reveal Moon's Internal Structure, Evolution

GRAIL Mission To Determine What Makes The Moon Tick

At a Monday meeting of the American Geophysical Union, NASA's Associate Administrator for Science Alan Stern announced the selection of a new mission that will peer deep inside the moon to reveal its anatomy and history.

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