ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.08.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.08.09
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Space Adventures:
04.08.09 (ANN Special Report, with Eric Anderson,
co-founder, president and CEO of Space Adventures.)
Site Moved Due To Continued Poor Conditions At Primary
The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the
station at 10:55 pm EDT April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz
and begin its descent toward Earth began at 1:24 am April 8. The
landing was moved to a more southerly landing site because of poor landing conditions at the original
NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect
a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon.
After extensive study, NASA has selected the Avcoat ablator system
for the Orion crew module.
Require Much Less Propellant Than Conventional Thrusters
Electric engines that were designed, built and tested at
QinetiQ's space centre in Farnborough, UK are ready to play a
crucial role in the European Space Agency's (ESA) gravity mission,
following their successful commissioning onboard the GOCE
spacecraft this week.