During a six-hour-plus spacewalk Thursday, International Space
Station Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Commander Michael
Lopez-Alegria successfully retracted a balky antenna of an
unpiloted Progress cargo carrier at the aft port of the Zvezda
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
told ANN Thursday the recipients of the 2007 Aerospace Spotlight
Awards. This year's honorees include NASA Administrator Michael
Griffin, and Aloha Airgroup Chairman Gordon Bethune.
For the first time ever, a NASA telescope has captured enough
light from planets outside Earth's solar system to identify
individual molecules present in their atmospheres. The space agency
says data obtained by the Spitzer Space Telescope is a significant
step toward being able to detect possible life on rocky exoplanets,
and comes years before astronomers had anticipated.