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February 23, 2007

ISS Spacewalkers Retract Stubborn Progress Antenna

Fifth Excursion This Month For Station Crew

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 Service Module.

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AIAA Announces 2007 Spotlight Award Winners

Will Be Honored At May Banquet

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.

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NASA Telescope Shows If Alien Life Exists, They Like It Dry

Spitzer Continues To Amaze Researchers

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.

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