SETI bioastro: Fw: [Spaceref-daily] SpaceRef Newsletter - 15 December 2003

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    In today's space news from SpaceRef:
    -- Insight into NASA Space Tether Experiment

    "Last week NASA MSFC posted a solicitation notice which called for launch of a large (15-16 metric
    tonne) payload into an equatorial low Earth orbit (LEO). This solicitation was suddenly pulled a day

    -- NASA to Announce a New Name and New Pictures from Space Infrared Telescope Facility

    "The first colorful and revealing cosmic images from NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility
    (SIRTF) will be unveiled at a news conference Thursday, Dec. 18. NASA Administrator Sean
    O'Keefe will also announce a new name for the observatory."

    -- Radioactive potassium may be major heat source in Earth's core

    "Radioactive potassium, common enough on Earth to make potassium-rich bananas one of the
    "hottest" foods around, appears also to be a substantial source of heat in the Earth's core, according
    to recent experiments by University of California, Berkeley, geophysicists."

    -- Space and Security Policy in Europe

    "A study on "Space and Security Policy in Europe" was initiated by ESA in the framework of its
    General Studies Programme. It has been performed by a network of European experts in space and
    security under the coordination of IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy)."


    For more status reports click here:

    NASA Mars Picture of the Day Exhumed Crater with Slope Streaks

    NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 Dec 2003

    NASA Cassini Significant Events for 12/04/03 - 12/10/03

    NASA Presolicitation Notice: Notice of Intent to Award on a Sole Source Basis (Orbimage)

    Special Notice: NASA Shared Services Center A-76 Competition

    NASA Sources Sought Notice: Space Cables

    NASA Hubble Space Telescope Daily Report # 3508

    Arianespace/Starsem Flight ST12 - The fueled AMOS 2 is prepared for liftoff

    NASA Mars Odyssey THEMIS Image: Solar storms, devils, dunes, and gullies

    NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Daedalia Dust Devil

    NASA Mars Picture of the Day: South Polar Mesas

    Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 14 Dec 2003

    Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 13 Dec 2003

    NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 Dec 2003

    NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 Dec 2003

    NASA Mars Image of the Day: Clouds Near Mie Crater

    "Draft" Announcement of Opportunity for the Medium-Class Explorer (MIDEX) Program

    NASA Presolicitation Notice: Presenting Data and Information

    NASA Presolicitation Notice: MYBOEING.COM Fleet

    NASA Presolicitation Notice: Master of Science in Safety Management

    NASA Presolicitation Notice: Analysis of the Launch of a large (15-16 metric tonne) Payload into an
    equatorial Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

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    For more press releases click here:

    Schedule of Centennial of Flight Events on NASA Television

    Six-Time Shuttle Astronaut Lands at the Space Store

    New Penn State Computer Cluster Enables Researchers to Probe the Universe

    FRINGE scientists use radar vision to see the Earth move

    Tones Break Silence During Mars Exploration Rover Landings


    Nanotechnology and Homeland Security Forum

    1st Advanced Chilean School on Astrophysics: Extrasolar Planets and Brown Dwarfs

    Workshop: Light on Planetary Atmospheres, from the Solar System to Exoplanets,

    Ariane 5 Launch of Satmex 6

    Atlas 3B Launch of UHF F11

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