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    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: NEW NASA FACILITY WILL COMPLETE WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS COVERAGE Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Jennifer McCarter Headquarters, Washington, DC July 13, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1639) Susan Hendrix Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (Phone: 301/286-7745) RELEASE: 98-122 NEW NASA FACILITY WILL COMPLETE WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS COVERAGE Guam Island will be the site for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 15, 1998, to officially open a new terminal that will effectively complete NASA's vital communications and data- gathering support for NASA Earth-orbiting missions. Providing global, full-time and real-time communications support for NASA's Space Network customers, including the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope, the new ground terminal will be capable of communicating with geosynchronous tracking and data relay satellites stationed out of view of the existing Cacique and Danzante ground stations in White Sands, NM. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, manages the overall system. "NASA built the Guam ground station to significantly expand the quantity and quality of services we provide to all our customers," said Goddard's ground terminal project manager, Tom Gitlin. Cost of funding the Guam station will be provided by NASA's Space Network operations budget and mitigated in part by the deactivation of the Canberra station. The Guam Remote Ground Terminal was conceived after NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory suffered an onboard tape recorder failure in March 1992, and required full-time, real-time communications support. NASA established a limited capability ground terminal in Canberra, Australia, in late 1993 to provide continued support for the observatory's science mission. Goddard project officials quickly realized that an enhanced ground station was needed in the Pacific to better serve NASA's Space Network customers who traverse the Indian Ocean area. For more information, refer to NASA's Network Control Center homepage on the Internet at: http://ncc.gsfc.nasa.gov -end- Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: NASA ESTABLISHES NEAR-EARTH OBJECT PROGRAM OFFICE AT JET PROPULSION LA Subject: NASA ESTABLISHES NEAR-EARTH OBJECT PROGRAM OFFICE AT JET PROPULSION LA Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Donald Savage Headquarters, Washington, DC July 14, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1727) Mary Beth Murrill Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (Phone: 818/354-5011) RELEASE: 98-123 NASA ESTABLISHES NEAR-EARTH OBJECT PROGRAM OFFICE AT JET PROPULSION LABORATORY A new program office to coordinate NASA-sponsored efforts to detect, track and characterize potentially hazardous asteroids and comets that could approach Earth will be established at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA. NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office will focus on the goal of locating at least 90 percent of the estimated 2,000 asteroids and comets that approach the Earth and are larger than about 2/3-mile (about 1 kilometer) in diameter, by the end of the next decade. "These are objects that are difficult to detect because of their relatively small size, but are large enough to cause global effects if one hit the Earth," said Dr. Donald K. Yeomans of JPL, who will head the new program office. "Finding a majority of this population will require the efforts of researchers at several NASA centers, at universities and at observatories across the country, and will require the participation by the international astronomy community as well." "We determined that, in order to achieve our goals, we need a more formal focusing of our near-Earth object tracking efforts and related communications with the supporting research community," said Dr. B. Carl Pilcher, science director for Solar System Exploration in NASA's Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters. "I want to emphasize that science research solicitations and resulting peer reviews, international coordination, and strategic planning regarding future missions will remain the responsibilities of NASA Headquarters." In addition to managing the detection and cataloging of near-Earth objects, the new NASA office will be responsible for facilitating communications between the astronomical community and the public should any potentially hazardous objects be discovered as a result of the program, Pilcher said. JPL was selected to host the program office because of its expertise in precisely tracking the positions and predicted paths of asteroids and comets. No significant additional staff hiring at JPL is expected at this time. A fact sheet describing NASA's research and spacecraft missions related to asteroids and comets is available on the Internet at the following address: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/facts/HTML/FS-023-HQ.htm -end- Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: SPACE FLIGHT, AVIATION PROGRAMS RECEIVE NASA SOFTWARE AWARD Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Brian Dunbar Headquarters, Washington, DC July 15, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-0873) RELEASE: 98-124 SPACE FLIGHT, AVIATION PROGRAMS RECEIVE NASA SOFTWARE AWARD NASA has chosen a computer program designed to remotely control Space Station experiments through the Internet and one designed to improve air traffic control as winners of the Agency's 1998 Software of the Year Award. Lee B. Holcomb, NASA Chief Information Officer, and Dr. Daniel R. Mulville, NASA Chief Engineer and Chair of NASA's Inventions and Contributions Board, selected the winners. The award is given annually by the Inventions and Contributions Board to NASA- developed software that has significantly enhanced the Agency's performance of its mission and helped American industry maintain its world-class technology status. One program, called Tempest, was originally developed to support the science experiments on the International Space Station. The commercial quality software is fully documented, installs simply and uses standard World Wide Web browsers to let users operate the experiments. Tempest is considered to be breakthrough and enabling technology, which has spawned new markets and will continue to do so. A study performed for NASA estimated that an extensive commercial market is likely to develop for Web-embedded remote control mechanisms, especially in the automotive, consumer electronics, office products and medical industries. Tempest was written by Maria Babula, Lisa Lambert, Joseph Ponyik and David York of NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, and Richard A. Tyo, Intel Corp. The second winner, Center TRACON Automation System Software, is a set of three software tools for managing air traffic control systems at major airports. Designed to optimize flight operations, the software analyzes and predicts aircraft paths, creating visual representations of the flow of arriving traffic. It also provides controllers up-to-the second advisories of information to pass on to pilots that will reduce time between landings to the minimum possible. The software has been integrated into the existing radar system at Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. Software displays in the control room supplement the manual air traffic control system. Use of the program saves an average of two minutes per flight, in turn saving money for the airlines and passengers. The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen Center TRACON for immediate implementation into all major airports and estimated its use could save airports as much as $800 million annually. Center TRACON Automation System Software was written by Michelle Eshow and a team of 37 others at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. NASA will grant the awards at a special ceremony at the Technology 2008 Conference to be held in Boston, MA, on Nov. 3-5, 1998. The list of winners can be found on the Internet at the URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codei/swy98win.html - end - Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: Three New Teams File Notices Of Intent For Proposals On NEAP Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jim Benson Shirley Thompson, President CEO Mike Trueblood, Account Executive SpaceDev, Inc. Carl Thompson Associates, Inc. (619) 684-3570 (800) 665-4200 SpaceDev Reports Three New Teams File Notices of Intent for Proposals on Near Earth Asteroid Prospector Notices filed under NASA's MIDEX program, adding to those filed under Discovery San Diego, CA -- SpaceDev (OTC BB: SPDV), the world's first commercial space exploration company, reported today that three principal investigators filed Notices of Intent (NOI) with NASA for funding under the Agency's Medium-class Explorers (MIDEX) Announcement of Opportunity. These notices make them eligible to submit formal proposals for funding the purchase of insured rides for their instruments on SpaceDev's Near Earth Asteroid Prospector (NEAP) mission. "We are thrilled to have these three highly respected teams demonstrate their interest in submitting proposals for funding under the MIDEX program," said Jim Benson, SpaceDev CEO. The science teams include the University of Iowa, the University of California at Berkeley and Southwest Research Institute. The NOI is the first formal step in a process that could result in government funding for specific experiments or instruments to be carried on NEAP, currently scheduled for launch in October 2000. "Once again, we have been impressed by the degree of support our mission is finding within our customer base, the scientific community. Such response reinforces our belief that there is serious demand for inexpensive scientific data collected from space. We fully intend to capitalize on, and even fuel, this demand by producing high quality science at the lowest current cost." SpaceDev's commercial price list places the cost of rides for science experiments or technology demonstrations at $10 or $12 million each, depending on the type of ride purchased. Mr. Benson noted that the filing of an NOI does not automatically result in a proposal to NASA, and does not guarantee funding for any of the investigations proposed. "As we have noted in the past, SpaceDev is responding directly and substantively to the White House National Space Policy and to Congress and NASA's call for 'cheaper, better, faster,' space access via the private sector," said Benson. The following is the list of principal investigators who filed Notices of Intent, and their respective mission objectives: Dr. Louis A. Frank, University of Iowa. Mission: Investigate and monitor the ambient plasma environment of the asteroid and monitor solar wind plasmas in an effort to identify evidence of asteroid-plasma interactions. Dr. Kevin C. Hurley, University of California at Berkeley. Mission: Detect and localize gamma-ray bursts and rapidly communicate that information to ground-based observers. Dr. S. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute. Mission: Conduct observations of the interaction between solar wind and the moon's atmosphere, or use an ultra violet photometer to search for surface ice on the moon. SpaceDev, the world's first commercial space exploration and development company, intends to launch the first privately financed spacecraft to land on another planetary body. SpaceDev is selling rides for scientific instruments to governments and companies to transport their instruments and experiments through deep space to a near earth asteroid. SpaceDev intends to sell the data acquired by its instruments as commercial products. Colorado-based SpaceDev has offices in San Diego, CA and Washington, D.C. Except for historical financial information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties including but not limited to, such factors as market demand, pricing, and changes in worldwide economic conditions. Note: News releases and other information on SpaceDev can be accessed at http://www.SpaceDev.com or http://www.ctaonline.com/spdv on the Internet. ### Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: New TOPEX/Poseidon Satellite Image Shows Pacific Stabilizing Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Contact: Mary Hardin (818) 354-0344 INTERNET ADVISORY July 16, 1998 NEW TOPEX/POSEIDON SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS PACIFIC STABLIZING The most recent measurements of sea surface height by the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite suggests that the location of a pool of cold water in the central tropical Pacific Ocean has changed very little since mid-June. The image shows sea surface height on July 11, 1998, relative to normal ocean conditions. Sea surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean; the pool of cold water in the Pacific is detected by the satellite as a region of lower than normal sea level. Such measurements have provided scientists with a detailed view of how the 1997-98 El Nino behaves because the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite measures the changing sea surface height with unprecedented precision. It is not certain yet if the current cooling trend will eventually evolve into a long-lasting La Nina situation. A La Nina situation is essentially the opposite of an El Nino condition, where the trade winds are stronger than normal and the cold water that normally exists along the coast of South America extends to the central equatorial Pacific. Like El Nino, a La Nina situation also changes global weather patterns, and is associated with less moisture in the air resulting in less rain along the coasts of North and South America. TOPEX/Poseidon will be able to track a potentially developing La Nina with the same accuracy. The July 11 image is now available online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/elnino The U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. ##### Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: Discovery Of A New Population Of Distant Galaxies Obscured By Dust Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... University of Hawaii University Relations Media & Publications Honolulu, HI 96822 Telephone: (808) 956-8856 Facsimile: (808) 956-3441 E-Mail: ur@hawaii.edu CONTACT NUMBERS: Amy Barger (University of Hawaii), barger@ifa.hawaii.edu, (808)-956-8306 Lennox Cowie (University of Hawaii), cowie@ifa.hawaii.edu, (808)-956-8134 Dave Sanders (University of Hawaii), sanders@ifa.hawaii.edu, (808)-956-5055 PRESS RELEASE: Embargoed until July 15, 1998, 2pm, EDT THE HIDDEN UNIVERSE REVEALED: THE DISCOVERY OF A NEW POPULATION OF DISTANT STAR FORMING GALAXIES OBSCURED BY DUST A team of American and Japanese astronomers has detected a population of distant, dusty galaxies which are radiating roughly the same amount of stellar energy as the entire optical Universe. The astronomers Amy Barger, Lennox Cowie, David Sanders, Eliza Fulton (University of Hawaii), Yoshi Taniguchi (Tohoku University, Japan), Yasu Sato, Haruyuki Okuda (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan), and Kimiaki Kawara (University of Tokyo, Japan) announced their discovery in the July 16 issue of the internationally renowned journal Nature. A parallel study of a smaller area around the well known Hubble Deep Field performed by a British group led by David Hughes (University of Edinburgh) appears in the same issue of Nature and reaches broadly similar conclusions. These results are important because they suggest that much of the star formation occurring in the distant Universe may be hidden to visual observations from ground-based observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. ''The recent submillimeter observations have opened an exciting new era in cosmological exploration comparable to that which occurred with the restoration of image quality with the Hubble Space Telescope,'' said Richard Ellis, Director of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge in the UK. ''The pioneering deep exposures conducted by groups in Hawaii, the UK, and Canada have shown the importance of studying galaxies at large look-back times at wavelengths other than simply the traditional optical and infrared regions. Understanding this new population is essential in order to obtain a comprehensive picture of cosmic galaxy formation.'' Dust in galaxies absorbs starlight emitted at visible wavelengths by hot young stars and reradiates it at much longer wavelengths. In very dusty galaxies most of the light emitted by stars in the visible may be reradiated into the far-infrared. For galaxies at large distances this light is further ''redshifted'' by the expansion of the Universe to wavelengths slightly less than a millimeter. For comparison, the wavelength of visible light is about 1000 times shorter than one millimeter. Thus, dust-enshrouded galaxies that may be obscured or even invisible in the optical can be detected in the submillimeter. The astronomers performed a deep survey of two blank regions of sky using a revolutionary new instrument on the 15-meter diameter James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) atop the dormant volcano Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The JCMT is jointly owned and operated by the United Kingdom, Canada, and the Netherlands and is the largest telescope in the world that can observe submillimeter radiation. The instrument is a camera called SCUBA (Submillimeter Common User Bolometer Array), built by the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh (now the UK Astronomical Technology Centre). The supercooled detectors used in SCUBA measure heat emission from small dust particles, enabling astronomers to map a region of sky at submillimeter wavelengths. The Hawaii-Japanese observation of the heavily studied field ''SSA13'' is the longest exposure (51 hours) which has yet been made with this instrument. ''SCUBA has produced a true revolution in submillimeter astronomy, and it is just fabulous to see the new fields that are opening up from planets around nearby stars to the tremendously exciting cosmological studies that are really opening up our view of the early Universe,'' said Ian Robson, Director of the Joint Astronomy Centre, the operational headquarters for the JCMT and the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope. The dusty galaxies discovered by the research team are forming stars at rates that are extremely high, a factor of 10 to 100 times higher than the rates of star formation in most optical sources. The detected submillimeter sources are less numerous than optically-observed sources, but in total radiate as much or more energy. The only objects in the local Universe which have characteristics similar to those of the distant submillimeter sources are the ''ultraluminous infrared galaxies'' which were one of the major discoveries of the IRAS satellite. The infrared light emitted by these objects is produced by reradiation from dust, which has been heated by stars formed in an intense starburst and by the active galactic nuclei in these galaxies. The ultraluminous infrared galaxies are often formed by a strong merger between two gas-rich galaxies, and it is possible that the submillimeter sources at high redshift may be galaxies in the process of formation through the merger of smaller pieces. The discovery of the submillimeter sources may require a major revision in deductions about the epoch of peak star formation activity. Optical surveys have concluded that star formation in the Universe peaked at a time when the Universe was already about three-quarters of its present age. However, it now appears that these surveys have missed an entire population of rapidly star forming galaxies, which may be located at greater distances and hence earlier times. A combination of both optical and submillimeter observations will be necessary to accurately trace the global star formation rate back to the time when primordial galaxies first assembled. The detection of galaxies in this submillimeter survey has opened up a new frontier for the exploration of the distant Universe. MORE INFORMATION: The SCUBA maps and related information can be found at the following URL: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~cowie/scuba/scuba_int.html Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: LEADING SCIENTISTS MEET TO MAP OUT ASTROBIOLOGY STRATEGY Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Donald Savage Headquarters, Washington, DC July 16, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1727) Kathy Burton Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (Phone: 650/604-1731) NOTE TO EDITORS: N98-46 LEADING SCIENTISTS MEET TO MAP OUT ASTROBIOLOGY STRATEGY Leading scientists from around the world will meet next week in a critical first step in planning NASA's emerging astrobiology program. In a three-day "roadmapping" session, participants will discuss development of a five-year strategic plan for astrobiology research, next-generation missions and technology requirements. The goal of the workshop is to provide direction and set the tone for astrobiology research and its impact on NASA's missions, both in the near term and looking ahead to the year 2020. Astrobiology is the search for the origin, evolution and destiny of life in the universe. It involves research to gain understanding of the origins of life in the universe, the formation and evolution of habitable worlds, life's evolution and the biogeochemical cycles in the Earth's oceans and atmosphere, and the potential for biological evolution beyond an organism's planet of origin. The roadmap team will define top-level mission and technology requirements to achieve astrobiology science goals and map these requirements onto NASA's future missions and technology development programs. Topics for discussion include life's molecular roots, the cosmic context for life, the origin of terrestrial life and the prospects for life beyond the planet of origin. The three-day planning workshop will be held July 20-22, 1998, at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. Media representatives are invited to attend the workshop's opening sessions, which run from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. PDT on July 20 in the Moffett Training and Conference Center (Building 3). Contact the Ames Public Affairs Office at 650/604- 1731 for media access information. "Future Shock" author Alvin Toffler will lead a dialogue about the "fourth wave" and astrobiology. Other speakers will include Michael Meyer, astrobiology discipline scientist; Henry McDonald, Ames center director; David Morrison, Ames director of space; and Scott Hubbard, interim manager of the NASA Astrobiology Institute based at Ames. Workshop attendees will include top multidisciplinary researchers from around the nation, including Nobel laureates Dr. Walter Gilbert of Harvard University and Dr. Stanley N. Cohen of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Other attendees will include National Academy of Science members and representatives from leading research institutions and universities. Represented disciplines will range from astronomy and astrophysics, to biology, chemistry and planetary geology. Scientists in all fields are working toward the common goal of discovering the role of life in the universe. Members of NASA's recently formed virtual Astrobiology Institute will participate in this exercise. This highly interdisciplinary group comes from 11 selected institutions which include: Arizona State University; Carnegie Institution; Harvard University; Pennsylvania State University; Scripps Research Institute; the University of Colorado; the University of California, Los Angeles; Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory; Ames; and NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. Information about astrobiology at Ames can be found on the world wide web at: http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/ -end- Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: NASA SATELLITE S EDS NEW LIG T ON T E LA NINA P ENOMENON Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... David E. Steitz eadquarters, Washington, DC July 16, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1730) Allen Kenitzer Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (Phone: 301/286-2806) RELEASE: 98-126 NASA SATELLITE SEDS NEW LIGT ON TE LA NINA PENOMENON Research scientists using data from the recently launched Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, a joint U.S/Japanese mission, are shedding new light on the phenomenon known as La Nina. TRMM research team members have successfully retrieved sea-surface temperature data from the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) instrument onboard the spacecraft. This temperature data is giving scientists new insight into the complex evolution of the La Nina event -- the TMI is the only spaceborne microwave instrument observing sea-surface temperature in the tropics. The images show changes in sea-surface temperature, and ocean current movement and the dissipation of El Nino. While it is too early to draw definite conclusions, the results to date appear to confirm the onset of La Nina type conditions. "TMI is an all-weather measuring instrument that can see through clouds," said Dr. David Adamec, oceanographer at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. "The standard instrument (infrared radiometer), used to measure sea-surface temperature, must contend with clouds and atmospheric aerosols. Clouds block the flow of data, yet an uninterrupted consistent data stream is crucial for long-term climate study." La Nina is essentially the opposite of the El Nino phenomenon and is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific, as compared to El Nino, where ocean temperatures are warmer than normal. La Nina and El Nino often are spoken of together and termed the El Nino/Southern Oscillations, or "ENSO." La Nina sometimes is referred to as the cold phase of the ENSO. At the EarthХs surface, La Nina effects on the world's climate tend to be opposite those of El Nino. At higher latitudes, El Nino and La Nina are just two of several factors that influence climate. owever, the impacts of El Nino and La Nina at higher latitudes are most clearly seen in winter. During a typical La Nina year, winter temperatures are warmer than normal in the Southeast and cooler in the Northwest. Knowledge of La Nina is not as mature as that for El Nino. For example, every strong El Nino is not necessarily followed by a La Nina. Scientists at Goddard are performing advanced studies of El Nino and La Nina through information obtained from satellites in space and instruments in the oceans. Acquiring quality sea-surface temperature data via a microwave scanner has been a long-term aspiration among oceanographers for more than a decade, when the last microwave imager ceased operations. In addition, none of the previously existing microwave scanners had the capability of the TRMM Microwave Imager. Ideally, this information will be used for the improvement of weather forecasting, anomalous weather study, and a better understanding of ocean current alteration. Several NASA missions study the effects of El Nino and La Nina with orbiting satellites. The joint U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite measures sea surface height; the Sea- Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) measures ocean color; and TRMM measures precipitation and sea-surface temperature. The Tropical Atmosphere-Ocean Array consists of nearly 70 moored buoys in the tropical Pacific designed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The devices take real-time measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, surface winds, sea surface temperatures and subsurface temperatures down to a depth of 500 meters. Data from these moored buoys is processed by NOAA and then made available to scientists. The TRMM Microwave Imager instrument was provided by NASA. TRMM was developed jointly by NASA and NASDA and launched last November from NASDA's Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. This La Nina research is part of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, a long-term research program designed to study the Earth's land, oceans, air, ice and life as a total system. Images on this research are available at URL: http://www.eorc.nasda.go.jp/TRMM -end- а сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 17 июля 1998 (1998-07-17) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: NASA PRODUCES THIRD VOLUME OF "EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN" Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Ray Castillo Headquarters, Washington, DC July 16, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-4555) NOTE TO EDITORS: N98-47 NASA PRODUCES THIRD VOLUME OF "EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN " Today, NASA unveils Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume 3: Using Space, edited by John M. Logsdon, with Roger D. Launius, David H. Onkst, and Steven J. Garber. Exploring the Unknown is an essential reference series for anyone interested in the history of the U.S. civil space program and its development over time. Using Space is the third book in the six volume series that contains a selection of key documents, many of which are available for the first time, and provides insight into the U.S. civil space program. The three major sections of this book -- History of Satellite Communications, Observing the Earth from Space, and Space as an Investment in Economic Growth -- include essays and critical documents in the history of space flight. Further, each document is introduced by a headnote to provide context, bibliographic details, and background information to enlighten the reader as necessary. The first two volumes of the Exploring the Universe series are: Organizing for Exploration and External Relationships. The three future volumes will trace the evolution of space transportation, human space flight, and space science. John M. Logsdon, Director of the Space Policy Institute at the George Washington University, will be signing the new book this evening, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, in the NASA Headquarters Library. NASA Headquarters is located at the corner of 4th and E Streets, SW, in Washington, DC. Any reporter wishing to attend the book signing or to obtain a copy of the book should contact NASA Senior Historian Roger Launius at 202/358-0383. -end- Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=

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