SETI bioastro: NASA approves its first Mercury Orbiter mission

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Fri Jun 08 2001 - 08:16:01 PDT


NASA Gives Official Nod To First Mercury Orbiter Mission

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mercury-01a.html

Laurel - June 7, 2001 - NASA has given the first Mercury orbiter mission the
go-ahead to move into full-scale spacecraft development -- setting up the
first trip to the Sun's closest neighbor in more than a generation.

- Subaru Telescope Discovers Small Objects in Outer Solar System

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/kuiper-01e.html

Hilo - June 5, 2001 - A Solar System research team from the National
Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Graduate University for
Advanced Studies, and the Science University of Tokyo have discovered small
objects extended within the outer solar system using Subaru Telescope.
Although more than 350 such objects are now known, these are the first
discovered by Japanese astronomers.


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