archive: SETI Universe Today, May 17th, 1999

SETI Universe Today, May 17th, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 17 May 1999 12:18:50 -0400

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>May 17th, 1999 - Issue #39
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>-- Story Summary --
>* SETI@home Released for Windows/Mac
>* Space Shuttle Removed for Repairs
>* Mir Considered by Western Investors
>* House Panels Looking to Axe Gore's Satellite
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>SETI@HOME RELEASED FOR WINDOWS/MAC
>------------------------
>Want to take part in the search for intelligent life in the universe?
>Well, now everybody can. SETI@home, software designed to hook up
>thousands of computers together to form a virtual supercomputer, is
>now ready for Windows and Mac computers.
>
>http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
>http://abcnews.go.com/onair/DailyNews/wnt990513_wang_story.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_345000/345465.stm
>http://explorezone.com/archives/99_05/17_seti.htm
>http://exosci.com/news/155.html
>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/051699/seti.sml
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/255770.asp
>http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/05/15c.html
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>SPACE SHUTTLE REMOVED FOR REPAIRS
>------------------------
>Engineers are pulling the Space Shuttle Discovery off the launchpad,
>and taking it back to the hanger for repairs to the outer foam insulation
>on the fuel tank. A recent hailstorm gouged 150 holes in the insulation
>layer, many of which inaccessible to fix while the Shuttle remains on the
pad.
>
>http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/shuttle990514.html
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_343000/343801.stm
>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/051499/shuttle.sml
>http://www.msnbc.com/news/268720.asp
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>MIR CONSIDERED BY WESTERN INVESTORS
>------------------------
>Looking to keep Mir up in space for as long as possible, officials
>from Energiya space corporation are planning to meet with a group of
>interested Western investors. In order to keep the station aloft, they'll
>need at least $250 million in investment before August.
>
>http://cnn.com/TECH/space/9905/14/mir.investors.ap/index.html
>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/051499/mir.sml
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>HOUSE PANELS LOOKING TO AXE GORE'S SATELLITE
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>Looking to trim down NASA's budget, the Republican-controlled House
>Science Committee wants to axe Al Gore's Triana project. The satellite
>was planned to broadcast a continuous view of the Earth, and which
>would be available on the Internet.
>
>http://www.spacer.com/spacecast/news/gorecam-99a.html
>http://www.spaceviews.com/1999/05/15b.html
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