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Latest NASA Items
It was never supposed to be a trick question. Which year is the hottest on record? Depending where one looks, there are three different answers: 2006, 1998 or 1934. Until last week, the answer was supposed to be 2006, but it might have been 1998. Now, citing corrections of faulty data, NASA says it was actually 1934. The National Climactic Data Center disagrees; it still says 1998.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA conducted a swift series of tests on the ground yesterday to determine whether a disturbingly deep gouge in the Space Shuttle Endeavour's belly needs to be fixed for re-entry as a pair of spacewalking astronauts replaced a broken space station steering device.
Something rather odd happened the other day. If you go to NASA's Web site and look at the "U.S. surface air temperature" rankings for the Lower 48 states, you might notice something has changed.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A close-up laser inspection by Endeavour's astronauts yesterday revealed that a 3½-inch-long gouge penetrates all the way through the thermal shielding on the shuttle's belly, and had NASA urgently calculating whether risky spacewalk repairs are needed.
Storm runoff hampers divers at bridge site
Eighth victim found in bridge collapse
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic dirt and ice digger rocketed toward Mars yesterday, beginning a 422-million-mile journey that NASA hopes will culminate next spring in the first landing within the red planet's arctic circle.