Category Archives: space

Les femmes dans l’espace, rencontre du deuxième type (Le Monde)

Sally Ride, la première Américaine à avoir été dans l’espace, est morte lundi 23 juillet. Cette “héroïne nationale”, qui a “inspiré des générations de jeunes filles”, a rappelé Barack Obama en lui rendant hommage, s’était envolée pour la première fois … Continue reading

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First American woman in space, Sally Ride, dies at 61 (NBC)

The first American woman to go into space, Sally Ride, died Monday after a 17-month battle against pancreatic cancer, her company said. Ride made history in 1983 as a crew member on the space shuttle Challenger, breaking the gender barrier … Continue reading

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FINALITY OF THE MOMENT: The shuttle program is over (William Harwood CBS)

By the light of a waning moon, the shuttle Atlantis fell back to Earth Thursday, dropping out of predawn darkness to close out NASA’s 135th and final shuttle voyage, a long-awaited — and long-dreaded — milestone marking the end of … Continue reading

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Visions of space separated by 22 miles (BBC-Amos)

Wednesday presented an excellent example of the challenges faced by science-based industries in the UK; and, in particular, the space sector. In its Budget announcement, the London government singled out space as one of the key areas of commercial endeavour … Continue reading

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Costly Euro space laser reviewed (BBC/Amos)

European scientists are being asked whether they still want to go ahead with a pioneering space laser mission. The Earthcare satellite would study the role clouds and atmospheric particles play in a changing climate. But difficulties in developing the spacecraft’s … Continue reading

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Galileo price rises 1.9bn euros (BBC/Amos)

Europe will have to spend a further 1.9bn euros (£1.6bn) to complete its Galileo satellite-navigation system. The European Commission says the money will be needed beyond 2014 to raise the number of spacecraft in orbit to 30. The EC released … Continue reading

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2011 sera l’année des “lanceurs” pour l’ESA (AFP)

L’année 2011 sera celle des “lanceurs” pour l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) qui va disposer de trois fusées différentes, Ariane, Soyouz et Vega, sur la base guyanaise de Kourou, une “révolution” pour l’Europe, a déclaré vendredi son directeur général, Jean-Jacques Dordain.

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