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Space / Astronomy March 2007 Archive

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Space Fireball Just Misses Jetliner

Friday March 30, 2007
Was it satellite debris or meteor? MSNBC is reporting that a jetliner flying from Santiago, Chile to New Zealand had a close encounter with blazing objects falling from the sky on ... Read More

Astronaut Stuck in Space

Thursday March 29, 2007
May Break Record When NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams flew up to the International Space Station (ISS) last December, she had a return ticket for July of this year. After a hail ... Read More

Lisa Nowak Enters Not Guilty Plea

Thursday March 22, 2007
Although Lisa Nowak did not appear at her arraignment today, her attorneys formally entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. The 43-year-old mother of three is currently free on ... Read More

Lisa Nowak Has a New Job

Thursday March 22, 2007
Navy Captain Lisa Nowak, who was recently terminated from her astronaut assignment by NASA after she was charged with trying to kidnap a romantic rival, has a new job. The ... Read More

Second Man on the Moon is First on Grand Canyon Skywalk

Wednesday March 21, 2007
Our About.com Guide to the Southwestern United States, Liz Mitchell, attended the grand opening of the much talked about Grand Canyon Skywalk. Among the VIPs also attending were tribal dignitaries ... Read More

Space Co-Sponsors Resolution Honoring John Glenn

Monday March 19, 2007
Thanks to the folks at Space Politics for sharing this little tidbit with us. The Zanesville (Ohio) Times Recorder has a story with one of the best headlines I've seen in ... Read More

First Liquid-Fueled Rocket Lainched on This Date

Friday March 16, 2007
It was on this date in 1926 when Dr. Robert Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, MA. The 10' tall rocket was built out of thin pipes ... Read More

Texas Firm Draws up Plans for Orbital Gas Station

Thursday March 15, 2007
"Fill 'er up?" "Check the oil while you're at it." According to Space.com, a firm from Austin, Texas has plans for a manned lunar expedition to find raw materials for an orbital ... Read More

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein

Wednesday March 14, 2007
It was on this date in 1879 that featherbed salesman, Hermann Einstein, and his wife, Pauline (Koch), had a son, Albert. Six weeks after Albert Einstein's birth in Ulm, Württemberg, ... Read More

Atlantis Tank Repairs Under Way

Tuesday March 13, 2007
The Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for assessment and repairs the other day due to a late February thunderstorm with hail. After positioning platforms around ... Read More

New Mexico Declares Pluto a Planet

Thursday March 8, 2007
From across the pond, DaveP tells us that the government of New Mexico has decided that Pluto is a planet after all. Stating, "WHEREAS, the state of New Mexico is a ... Read More

The End of Night Sky

Thursday March 8, 2007
Over at the Astronomy Blog, Stuart has some bad news. It seems that the folks over at Sky and Telescope are going to discontinue their sister publication, Night Sky magazine. Night ... Read More

Lisa Nowak Has Not Been "Fired"

Wednesday March 7, 2007
I have seen several news organizations blaring headlines saying the former astronaut, Lisa Nowak has been fired. That is simply not the case. Lisa Nowak is a captain in the US ... Read More

NASA Releases Lisa Nowak from Astronaut Program

Wednesday March 7, 2007
Lisa Nowak, who was recently charged with attempted kidnapping, in a bizarre love triangle involving another astronaut and an Air Force officer, has been terminated as an astronaut, according to ... Read More

Jerri Cobb - First American Female Astronaut

Wednesday March 7, 2007
Although she was never allowed to go into space, Jerri Cobb passed the same physical and psychological fitness testing regimen as the Mercury Astronaut Selection Tests with flying colors. She ... Read More

NASA Can Not Pay for Killer Asteroid Hunt

Tuesday March 6, 2007
According to MSNBC, officials at NASA say that while they have the capability to find nearly all of the asteroids which might threaten our planet, they do not have enough ... Read More

Women in Astronomy and Space

Monday March 5, 2007
Women have played major roles in the advancement of the science of astronomy, as well as space exploration. It is only fitting that this month, during Women's History Month, we ... Read More

Total Lunar Eclipse of March 03, 2007

Thursday March 1, 2007
The night sky will give us quite a show Saturday night as the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2007 occurs. This eclipse will be unique in that does ... Read More

Stephen Hawking To Go Weightless in April

Thursday March 1, 2007
According to MSNBC, renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, will fly aboard Zero Gravity Corporation's zero-gravity airplane, flying out of NASA's Kennedy Space Center next month. This may be the first ... Read More

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