Two practice rounds of digging and dumping the clumpy soil at
the Martian arctic site this week gave scientists and engineers
gathered at the University of Arizona confidence to begin using
Phoenix's Robotic Arm to deliver soil samples to instruments on the
But Adds Misdeeds Limited To Public Affairs
Claims brought against NASA regarding suppression of information
tied to global warming appear to have been right on target,
according to a 48-page report released Monday by the agency's
inspector general's office.
Nevermind the STS-124 mission's high-minded installation of the
second and largest Kibo lab module onboard the International Space
Station. What mattered most to the Expedition 17 crew onboard the
ISS had to be the station's ill-mannered toilet... and we're happy
to report it appears the astro-urinal is back in business.