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Amateur Radio in Space
Space News and Shuttle News | International Space (ISS) | NASA-TV | Launch Schedules
Space Tracking and Orbital Elements
Planetary and Space Science | Astronomy
Apollo Moon Mission History | Space Disasters
Space Hazards to life on Earth:
Space Weather | Near Earth Objects | Gamma-Ray Burst
Sitemap

Amateur Radio in Space
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http://www.amsat.org/ The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
http://www.hearsat.org/ HearSat - the home on the Web for satellite radio signal monitoring
http://www.uhf-satcom.com/

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
Space Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) has been superceded by ARISS
Call Signs: NA1SS RS0ISS RZ3DZR

http://www.arrl.org/ARISS/
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/ariss/
      
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/ariss/ariss_news.php
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.txt
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/
http://www.uk.amsat.org/ariss/
http://www.w5rrr.org/ariss.html
http://www.spacetoday.org/Satellites/Hamsats/ARISS.html
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
http://www.spaceflight.esa.int/users/index.cfm?act=default.page&level=11&page=1588
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/
http://www.ariss-eu.org/

http://www.ariss.net/ recent activity of Amateur Radio Stations heard via ISS

http://garc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Goddard Amateur Radio Club WA3NAN
http://www.w5rrr.org/ Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club W5RRR
http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/ Langley Amateur Radio Club KG4NJA
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Clubs/NA8SA/retrans.html Glenn Amateur Radio Club NA8SA

 

Space News
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http://www.nasa.gov/home/ and http://www.nasa.gov/sitemap/sitemap_nasa.html
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/blogs/index.html
http://mynasa.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/
http://mynasa.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/
http://spaceresearch.nasa.gov/
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/ - http://science.nasa.gov/podcast.xml

http://calendar.nasa.gov/calendar/
http://srag.jsc.nasa.gov/FlightSchedule/FlightSchedule.cfm Space Radiation Analysis Group

http://nasa.newstrove.com/

http://www.nasawatch.com/

http://spaceflightnow.com/
http://www.floridatoday.com/news/space/ or http://www.flatoday.com/news/space/
http://www.chron.com/space
http://www.space.com/news/
http://cbsnews.cbs.com/network/news/space/recent.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3033063/ or http://www.msnbc.com/news/spacenews_front.asp  
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/custom/space/
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index&cid=753
       
http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?in=Science
http://www.orbireport.com/
http://www.spaceprogramme.com/
http://www.spacedaily.com/
http://www.spaceref.com/
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/news.html
http://www.space-shuttle.com/frame.htm
http://www.universetoday.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/
http://www.spacetoday.org/
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/

http://www.space-frontier.org/

http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Technology/Space/News/
http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Space/News_and_Media/
http://dmoz.org/Science/Technology/Space/News/
http://jburk.hypermart.net/space/news.html Space News links

 

http://spacelink.nasa.gov/ An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education
      
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/Site.Map.and.Information/Site.Map.html
http://www.ssl.umd.edu/space/ Brian's Space Hotlist

http://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/ NASA Life Sciences Data Archive
http://nctn.hq.nasa.gov/ NASA Commercial Technology Network

http://seds.org/ Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
http://seti.org/ Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

 

Planetary and Space Science
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http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
      
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/sitemap.cfm
      
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/
      
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/solar_system/index.cfm
      
http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm Solar System Exploration
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/ Solar System Dynamics
http://ssdoo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Space Science Data Operations Office
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ National Space Science Data Center images
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Earth Science
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/solarsystem/index.html
http://www.arc.nasa.gov/index-noflash.cfm
http://spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov/Instructional.Materials/Curriculum.Support/Space.Science/Our.Solar.System/.index.html
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Sun-Earth Connections
http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
      
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/HotTopics/
      
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/PhotoGalleries/
      
http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/SolarSystem/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/ Lunar and Planetary Institute
http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/news/index.php
http://www.msss.com/msss_projects.html Malin Space Science Systems
http://planetary.org/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/ILEWG/agencies.html
http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/
http://www.pparc.ac.uk/ Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
http://marsed.asu.edu/links.php ASU Mars Education Program

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/

http://www.astrobiology.com/
http://www.astrobio.net/
http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/
http://www.dsls.usra.edu/links.html

Mars Exploration

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/ or http://origin.mars5.jpl.nasa.gov/ or http://mars3.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/mer2004/
http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/ or http://marsweb.jpl.nasa.gov/

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/02mar_meridianiwater.htm

http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=34&tmpl=fc&in=Science&cat=Mars_Exploration

http://www.marstoday.com/
http://www.marsdaily.com/

http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/mer/

http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/rover/rovermenu.html
http://athena.cornell.edu/

http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/mer/

http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/rover/rovermenu.html
http://athena.cornell.edu/

http://www.esa.int/export/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=9
http://esa.capcave.com/esa/marsexpress/
http://orbits.esa.int/orbits/science/

http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bds/
      
http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bds/space/
            
http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bds/space/mars-life/
http://www.linmpi.mpg.de/english/projekte/
      
http://www.linmpi.mpg.de/english/projekte/mars-express/
The Geochemistry of Mars by Heinz Wänke
http://ak-guetlich.chemie.uni-mainz.de/klingelhoefer/main.html Mössbauer spectroscopy

http://cmex-www.arc.nasa.gov/ Center for Mars Exploration
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/mars/index.html
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/solar_system/water/water_index.html
http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/marslife/discovry.htm
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/products/Is.There.Water.on.Mars/
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/ask/mars-life/
http://www-curator.jsc.nasa.gov/curator/antmet/marsmets/posslife.htm

http://planpro.jpl.nasa.gov/document.htm
      
http://planpro.jpl.nasa.gov/mrsrmenu.html Mars Sample Return: Issues and Recommendations

http://tpf.jpl.nasa.gov/earthlike/earth-like.html

http://www.isas.ac.jp/e/enterp/missions/nozomi/ Mars mission failure

http://www.marssociety.org/ Mars Society is to further the goal of the exploration and settlement of the planet Mars

 

http://www.iki.rssi.ru/solar/eng/history.htm - http://www.geokhi.ru/eng/exhibition/expo2000/10e.htm

http://www-mgcm.arc.nasa.gov/
http://elvis.rowan.edu/marswatch/
http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/marsnet/mnhome.html
http://www.planetary.org/marswatch2003/
http://www.lanl.gov/worldview/news/photos/mars.shtml

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/ NASA's first dedicated sample return mission to a comet
http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://encke.jpl.nasa.gov/ Comet Observation

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/ILEWG/ International Lunar Exploration Working Group

http://www.cmf.nrl.navy.mil/clementine/
http://www-phys.llnl.gov/clementine/
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/expmoon/clementine/clementine.html

 

Astronomy
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http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/
http://www.space.com/spacewatch/sky_calendar.html
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Astronomy Picture of the Day
http://www.astronomy.com/
http://www.astronomynow.com/
http://www.universetoday.com/
http://www.astronomy-watch.com/

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/research/

http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomarnew/sot.html new 10th planet
http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/

http://www.usno.navy.mil/ or http://aa.usno.navy.mil/ U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Data (Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset)

http://meo.nasa.gov/ Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO)

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/
      
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html Eclipses

http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/universe/index.html

http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Hubble Space Telescope
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/
http://hubble.nasa.gov/index.php
http://hubble.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://hubblesite.org/search_.and._index/
http://hubble.stsci.edu/
http://sm3b.gsfc.nasa.gov/sitemap.html Hubble servicing
http://www.spacetelescope.org/

http://www.meteorobs.org/

http://nvo.gsfc.nasa.gov/astrodata/index-adc.html Project AstroData
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/ Photo database of the Solar System and Stars
http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/ NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database
http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/ JSC Digital Image Collection
http://nix.nasa.gov/ NASA Image eXchange

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/main/index.html
http://swift.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
http://wwwastro.msfc.nasa.gov/ X-Ray Astronomy
http://glast.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
http://ircatalog.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Catalog of Infrared Observations

http://sirtf.caltech.edu/ Space Infrared Telescope Facility new images

http://www.space.gc.ca/

http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Astronomy/
http://dmoz.org/Science/Astronomy/
http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Astronomy/
http://www.newsdirectory.com/news/magazine/science/space/
http://www.open.hr/space/space/astromag.phtml
http://space.mit.edu/
http://www.usra.edu/progs/index.shtml
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~pls/astronomy/

http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/ or http://www.fourmilab.to/yoursky/ free astronomy software and online

http://users.skynet.be/alphonse/english.htm
http://www.heavens-above.com/
http://www.seds.org/billa/astrosoftware.html comprehensive astronomy software

http://library.caltech.edu/collections/astrophysics.htm astronomy links
http://www.pacificsites.com/~brooke/Astro.shtml astronomy links

 

Launch Schedules
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http://www.patrick.af.mil/ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launches
http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/ ?
https://mocc.vandenberg.af.mil/launchsched.asp Vandenberg Air Force Base Launches CENSORED
https://lisn.peterson.af.mil/ Launch Information Support Network now CENSORED

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/index.html Kennedy Space Center launches
http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html NASA only launches
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/iss_manifest.html SpaceStation only

http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/ Wallop Flight Facility

http://www.flatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=news02 click on Launch Schedule
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/launches/next_launch.html
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html
http://www.space-launcher.com/Log.html
http://www.arianespace.com/site/launchstatus/status_sub_index.html
http://www.spacehab.com/missions/index.htm

http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/
http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/commercial_space_data/upcoming_launch/
http://www.faa.gov/library/reports/commercial_space/quarterly_launch_reports/
?http://ast.faa.gov/rep_study/qlr.htm - http://ast.faa.gov/linfo_vsite/launch_sites.cfm
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/osf/spacestat.html

http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/countdown.php

http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/launch/launch_sched.html Boeing (Delta)
Lockheed Martin (Athena / Atlas / Titan)
http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/index.html Orbital Sciences Corp. (Pegasus / Taurus)
http://www.sea-launch.com/

Previous launches
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/spacewarn/ issued on the first of each month and provides a listing of launches and brief details of each launch from the preceding month.
http://windsor.gsfc.nasa.gov/miscellaneous/spacewarn/

 

International Space Science
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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/ - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/ [old link]
http://mynasa1.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/
http://spaceoperations.nasa.gov/iss_reports/ or http://www.hq.nasa.gov/osf/iss_reports/
http://www.scipoc.msfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/
       
http://www.esa.int/export/esaHS/
http://sci.esa.int/
http://www.discovery.com/stories/science/iss/events.html
http://www.pbs.org/spacestation/resources.htm
http://space.cweb.nl/

http://www.issfanclub.com/

http://www.fas.org/spp/civil/agency/ Civil Space Agencies, Associations and Institutes

http://www.energia.ru/english/ Soyuz launches
      rtsp://193.233.61.171/encoder/live.rm
      pnm://193.233.61.171/encoder/live.rm
http://www.rosaviakosmos.ru./english/eindex.htm
http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/default.asp
http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
http://www.nasda.go.jp/index_e.html
       
http://jem.tksc.nasda.go.jp/index_e.html
http://www.inpe.br/programas/iss/ingles/default.htm
http://www.dsri.dk/
http://www.cnes.fr/WEB_UK/index.htm
http://www.dlr.de:8000/DLR-Homepage;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en
http://www.asi.it/
http://www.spacecentre.no/
       
http://www.spacecentre.no/notespub/nrs/1_3_4_issa.html
http://www.inta.es/en/index.asp
http://www.snsb.se/English.html
http://www.ukspace.com/
http://news.google.com/news?q=Shenzhou search China's human space flight news
http://cctv.com/default.shtml - http://english.cctv.com/index.shtml China Central Television Shenzhou CCTV1
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2005s6/ Xinhua News Agency
http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/fly/143412.htm
http://www.cast.cn/en/ Chinese Academy of Space Technology
http://www.spacechina.com/espace/ China Space News
http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/main_e.asp China National Space Administration

 

NASA-TV and Audio
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http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/index.html
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/
http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/nasadirect.html
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/on_demand_video.html
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
       
http://mynasa.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/live_tv.html
       http://www.nasa.gov/tvschedule/js/tvsked.js = rev?
       http://www.nasa.gov/tvschedule/pdf/tvsked_rev[letter or number].pdf
       http://www.nasa.gov/tvschedule/xls/tvsked_rev[letter or number].xls
       
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html breaking NASA-TV schedule
       
ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/tv-advisory/nasa-tv.txt updated NASA-TV schedule
       
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Schedule.html regular NASA-TV schedule
       
http://www.nasa.gov/ram/35037main_portal.ram
              rtsp://a1364.l1856753153.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1364/18567/v0001/reflector:53153
              rtsp://a661.l1856741582.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/661/18567/v0001/reflector:41582
              rtsp://a1747.l1856745839.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1747/18567/v0001/reflector:45839
              rtsp://a1400.l1856741624.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1400/18567/v0001/reflector:41624
       
http://www.nasa.gov/ram/122212main_main_portal_cc.ram
              rtsp://a844.l1856741633.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/844/18567/v0001/reflector:41633
       
http://www.nasa.gov/55644main_NASATV_Windows.asx
              
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1369080&segment=149773
              mms://s1swmod012.bcst.s1s.yahoo.com/bcenc202052?StreamID=26171154&pl_b=00CEBE2C2A18E99C351D1D1E6244AA992D&Segment=149773&CG_ID=1369080
              mms://s1swmod027.bcst.s1s.yahoo.com/bcenc202053?StreamID=26171156&pl_b=00CEBE2C2A18E99C351D1D1E6244AA992D&Segment=149773&CG_ID=1369080
       
http://www.nasa.gov/ram/55643main_NASATV_Audio_Only.ram
              rtsp://a610.l1856741644.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/610/18567/v0001/reflector:41644
       
http://mfile.akamai.com/2733/live/reflector:21776.ram?bkup=21780
              rtsp://a1777.l273321776.c2733.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1777/2733/v0001/reflector:21776
              rtsp://a1781.l273321780.c2733.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1781/2733/v0001/reflector:21780
              pnm://a1777.l273321776.c2733.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1777/2733/v0001/reflector:21776
              pnm://a1781.l273321780.c2733.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1781/2733/v0001/reflector:21780
       
http://www.nasa.gov/qtl/151335main_NASA_TV_QT.qtl
              rtsp://a1318.l1857058425.c18570.g.lq.akamaistream.net/D/1318/18570/v0001/reflector:58425
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/video/
       
http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/cdt/ Shuttle Countdown Status
      
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/nasatv.rm RealMedia G2
              rtsp://a661.l1856741582.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/661/18567/v0001/reflector:41582
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/redundant/nasatv.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/nasatv2.rm
              rtsp://163.205.10.22:8080/broadcast/ksc1/redundant/nasatv.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.22:8080/broadcast/ksc1/redundant/nasatv.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/nasatv-cc.rm
              rtsp://a844.l1856741633.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/844/18567/v0001/reflector:41633
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/redundant/nasatv.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/video/nasatv/nasatv.asx Windows Media
              mms://wmbcast.nasa-global.speedera.net/wmbcast.nasa-global/wmbcast_nasa-global_jan212004_1021_77946
              mms://wmbcast.nasa-global-a.speedera.net/wmbcast.nasa-global/wmbcast_nasa-global_dec312003_0922_66044?backup=a
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/video/nasatv/nasatvnew.asx Windows Media
              http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/video/nasatv/nasatvnew.nsc
      
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rr.pl?kscnasa.rm RealMedia 5.0 Stream
              pnm://video.ksc.nasa.gov:7878/kscnasa.rm
      
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rr.pl?nasatv.ra (Audio Only)
              rtsp://rmbcast.nasa-us2e.speedera.net/alias_ashburn1_btn_2/encoder/rmbcast.nasa-us2e/rmbcast_nasa-us2e_jan022004_1034_54021.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:7070/encoder/nasatv.ra
      
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rr.pl?nasaksc.rm KSC Payload Processing Feed
              
pnm://video.ksc.nasa.gov:7878/nasaksc.rm
http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/elv/public/
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/aevideo1.rm ELV Select 1
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo1.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo1.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/aevideo2.rm ELV Select 2
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo2.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo2.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/aevideo3.rm ELV Select 3
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo3.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo3.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/aevideo4.rm ELV Select 4
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo4.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/aevideo4.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/vafb1.rm VAFB Select 1
              rtsp://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb1.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb1.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/vafb2.rm VAFB Select 2
              rtsp://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb2.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb2.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/vafb3.rm VAFB Select 3
              rtsp://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb3.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb3.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/vafb4.rm VAFB Select 4
              rtsp://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb4.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.22:8080/encoder/vafb4.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/nasatv.rm NASA TV
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/redundant/nasatv.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/redundant/nasatv.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/elvpr.rm ELV Processing
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/elvpr.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/elvpr.rm
       
http://shuttle.ksc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/rrg2.pl?encoder/wx.rm KSC Weather Feed
              rtsp://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/wx.rm
              pnm://163.205.10.21:8080/encoder/wx.rm
       
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/video/ames/nasatv.ram
              rtsp://vanseg-1.arc.nasa.gov/encoder/nasa_tv.rm
http://163.205.10.21:554/ramgen/redundant/nasatv.rm
       rtsp://163.205.10.21:554/redundant/nasatv.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
       pnm://163.205.10.21:7070/redundant/nasatv.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
http://vstream1.ksc.nasa.gov/ramgen/ha/nasa_tv.rm
       rtsp://198.119.202.62:554/ha/nasa_tv.rm
       pnm://198.119.202.62:7070/ha/nasa_tv.rm
http://realserver1.jpl.nasa.gov:8080/ramgen/encoder/live.rm
       rtsp://137.78.25.101:554/encoder/live.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
       pnm://137.78.25.101:7070/encoder/live.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
http://nasatechnology.nasa.gov/portal_main.cfm
http://nasatechnology.nasa.gov/components/plugindetector.cfm?ntpo=0&has_detection=yes&has_shockwave=no&has_flash=no&has_quicktime=no&has_realmedia=yes&has_windowsmedia=yes
      
http://nasatechnology.nasa.gov/video/nasatv_live_hq.ram
              rtsp://198.116.66.254/encoder/live.rm
      
http://nasatechnology.nasa.gov/video/nasatv_live_hc.ram
              pnm://media.chron.com:7080/nasa/nasatv.live.rm
      
http://nasatechnology.nasa.gov/video/nasatv_live_hsf_56k.asx
              mms://38.201.67.167/nasa-56
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/live/index.html Archives
      
http://quest.nasa.gov/ltc/ram/
              
http://quest.nasa.gov/ltc/ram/nasalive-v.ram
                     ?rtsp://vanseg-3.arc.nasa.gov/encoder/nasa_tv.rm
                     rtsp://a1005.l1856741634.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1005/18567/v0001/reflector:41634
                     rtsp://a1005.l1856741634.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1005/18567/v0001/reflector:41634
                     rtsp://a1005.l1856741634.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1005/18567/v0001/reflector:41634
                     rtsp://a1400.l1856741624.c18567.g.lr.akamaistream.net/live/D/1400/18567/v0001/reflector:41624
?
http://vanseg-1.arc.nasa.gov:554/ramgen/encoder/nasa_tv.rm
       ?rtsp://128.102.151.21:554/encoder/nasa_tv.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
       ?pnm://128.102.151.21:7070/encoder/nasa_tv.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
?
http://vanseg-1.arc.nasa.gov:554/ramgen/broadcast/ksc1/redundant/nasatv.rm
       ?rtsp://128.102.151.21:554/broadcast/ksc1/redundant/nasatv.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
       ?pnm://128.102.151.21:7070/broadcast/ksc1/redundant/nasatv.rm?cloakport=8080,554,7070
http://www.cet.edu/services/nasatv.html
      
http://www.cet.edu/ntv/ntv.ram
              rtsp://198.185.178.74:554/encoder/nasaTV.rm
              ?rtsp://xserve2.cet.edu/nasaTV
http://www.cotf.edu/ntv/main.html
      
http://www.cotf.edu/ntv/ntv.ram
              pnm://198.185.178.7:7071/encoder/nasaTV.rm?title="NASA TV"
http://www.unitedspacealliance.com/live/NASATV.htm
       
http://www.unitedspacealliance.com/video/live.rpm
              rtsp://67.67.72.41/encoder/nasa.rm
http://btree-esn.grc.nasa.gov/NASA_TV/NASA_TV.html CU-SeeMe Software and Reflector Sites
      
http://technology.grc.nasa.gov/broadcasts/nasatv_pnm.ram NASA TV - Low Resolution
              pnm://ttpweb.grc.nasa.gov/encoder/nasatv.rm?mode="compact"
      
http://technology.grc.nasa.gov/broadcasts/nasatv_rtsp.ram NASA TV - High Resolution
              rtsp://ttpweb.grc.nasa.gov/encoder/nasatv.rm?mode="compact"
              rtsp://163.205.10.21/broadcast/ctoweb/encoder/nasatv.rm?mode="compact"
http://www.space.com/php/video/ [live video source taken from nasa.gov but archived video located here]
       ?mms://wmevent6.broadcast.com/bcenc199071?StreamID=4817132
       ?mms://wmevent5.broadcast.com/bcenc199071?StreamID=4817132
       ?mms://wmevent4.broadcast.com/bcenc199071?StreamID=4817132
       ?mms://wmevent3.broadcast.com/bcenc199071?StreamID=4817132
http://www.jumptv.com/nasalo.asx 56 Kbps
       mms://nasahi.jumptv.com/nasa_lo
       mms://nasahi.jumptv.com/nasa-lo-safety
http://www.jumptv.com/nasahi.asx 300 Kbps
       mms://nasahi.jumptv.com/nasa_hi_copyright_2001_jumptv
       mms://nasahi.jumptv.com/nasa-hi-safety
http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/index.html
      
http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/missions/live/livetv.ram video
              rtsp://media.chron.com/redundant/nasa/nasatv.live.rm
      
http://www.chron.com/content/interactive/space/missions/live/live.ram audio
              rtsp://media.chron.com/redundant/nasa/live.rm

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/highlights/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/nasadirect.html

http://www.eclipticenterprises.com/gallery_rocketcam.php Rocket Cams
http://www.ilslaunch.com/launches/ Atlas rockets
http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/streamingmedia/sitemap.html Boeing rockets
http://www.sea-launch.com/
http://www.wff.nasa.gov/multimedia/index_multimedia.php Wallops Island launches
http://www.wsmr.army.mil//Videos/WSMR/HomePage.htm White Sands launches
http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/space/space.html
http://www.earthsky.com/
http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/audio.html
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/
http://spacearium.aresinstitute.org/staticpages/index.php?page=streaming-movies

http://www.energia.ru/english/ Soyuz launches
      rtsp://193.233.61.171/encoder/live.rm
      pnm://193.233.61.171/encoder/live.rm
http://television.esa.int/ European Space Agency
http://www.arianespace.com/site/index2.html or http://www.arianespace.com/site/index_ns.html Ariane rockets
http://www.cnes-tv.net/ French space broadcast

http://www.house.gov/science/hearings/index.htm

http://www.atgtv.co.uk/lineup.html
http://www.rose-maries.co.uk/TVONPC.htm
http://www.dsbmoh.co.uk/TV.htm
http://clell.home.mchsi.com/tvlistings.html

http://www.wwitv.com/
http://www.webtvlist.com/
http://www.virtualtuner.com/dir/Music/TV/?&ci=26

http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podcasts/index.php?iid=585

Boycott Microsoft's MSN channels because of their excessive software code that forces you to use Internet Explorer scripts in order to play video!
http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/a/msnbc4.asp [msnbc1.asp to msnbc100.asp]
? http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default_asp.htm [Channels can change]
? http://www.msnbc.com/lmp/lmp.asp?s=0&p=0 [s=0 or s=1 or s=2 or s=3, etc.]
? http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/lmp/lmp.asp?s=0&p=0
? http://www.msnbc.com/m/mw/mw.asp?t=V&id=live_video/chan5&sk=live_video&pl=&name=cover&opt=0&cp1=1
? http://www.msnbc.com/m/mw/s/live_video/cnf.asp?id=live_video/chan5
? http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/a/msnbc4.asp NASA TV [msnbc1.asp to msnbc100.asp]
       ? http://mfile.akamai.com/2181/live/reflector:20882.asx?bkup=20883
              ? mms://a883.l218120882.c2181.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/883/2181/v0001/reflector:20882
              ? mms://a884.l218120883.c2181.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/884/2181/v0001/reflector:20883
? http://www.msnbc.com/news/asx/video/300/live_video/chan5.asx
       ? mms://a1519.v12430.c1243.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1519/1243/msnbc/ak-msnbc.msnbc.com/video/100/chan5.asf
? http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/st/

?        mms://od-msn.msn.com/
?        mms://lv-msnbc.msnbc.com/msnbc21 [old dead link]
?        mms://od-msnbc.msnbc.com/msnbc21 [old dead link]

Boycott RealNetworks for making free Nasa TV pay to view!
http://play.rbn.com/?url=realone/nasa/live/nasa_hi.rm
http://play.rbn.com/?url=realone/nasa/live/nasa_lo.rm
? http://realguide.real.com/goldpass/?s=gp_features&sub=nasa_tv
? http://play.rbn.com/?url=gold/nasa/live/nasa_lo.rm&proto=pnm
       ? pnm://rx-lvl3-tex14.rbn.com/farm/*/gold/nasa/live/nasa_lo.rm
       ? pnm://rx-lvl3-pa16.rbn.com/farm/*/gold/nasa/live/nasa_lo.rm
? http://play.rbn.com/?url=gold/nasa/live/nasa_lo.rm&proto=rtsp
       ? rtsp://rx-lvl3-tex14.rbn.com/farm/*/gold/nasa/live/nasa_lo.rm
? http://play.rbn.com/?url=gold/nasa/live/nasa_hi.rm&proto=pnm
       ? pnm://rx-lvl3-tex10.rbn.com/farm/*/gold/nasa/live/nasa_hi.rm
       ? pnm://rx-wes-sea134.rbn.com/farm/*/gold/nasa/live/nasa_hi.rm
? http://play.rbn.com/?url=gold/nasa/live/nasa_hi.rm&proto=rtsp
       ? rtsp://rx-lvl3-ny16.rbn.com/farm/*/gold/nasa/live/nasa_hi.rm

Boycott Yahoo Broadcast because of excessive software code!
? http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.asp?id=138293
? http://playlist.broadcast.com/makeplaylist.asp?id=138294
? http://playlist.broadcast.com/makeplaylist.asp?id=330814
? http://playlist.broadcast.com/makeplaylist.asp?id=139072
? http://playlist.broadcast.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=139072

Boycott Live365 because of excessive software code!
? http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi?membername=av8tor172&bitratebypass=2
[/mini/mini.css Live365 - Player Window]
? http://216.235.81.10:20686/play?session=av8tor172%3A0 (paste open location RealPlayer or WinAmp)

 

Space Tracking Software and Orbital Elements
_
http://celestrak.com/software/dransom/stsplus.html Home Page for STSPLUS and other space/astronomy software
http://celestrak.com/ or http://celestrak.net/
       
http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/ Orbital elements
http://www.tle.info/
http://www.heavens-above.com/main.aspx
http://www.idb.com.au/
       
http://www.idb.com.au/files/
http://www.n2yo.com/search.php Search Satellite Database
http://www.aus-city.com/data/
http://www.io.com/~mmccants/tles/index.html
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/
       
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/keps.php Keplerian elements
       
ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/PC/tracking/ software
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/kep/ Keplerian elements
http://www.satobs.org/seesat/
http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/JTrack/3d/JTrack3DVectors.txt
http://www.sat-net.com/winorbit/
http://home.hiwaay.net/~wintrak/justtle.html
http://www.satscape.co.uk/
http://www.orbitessera.com/
http://www.oocities.org/iss25544/
http://web.austin.utexas.edu/edcannon/satellite.htm
http://www.hal-pc.org/~sattrack/kepfiles.htm
http://users2.ev1.net/~mmccants/
http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
http://www.planet4589.org/space/
       
http://www.planet4589.org/space/elements/ Historical orbital elements due to gov restrictions
ftp://ftp.funet.fi:/pub/astro/ Historical orbital elements due to gov restrictions

http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/toc.asp?s=Orbital%20Mechanics elements explained
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/elements/ Orbital elements for Space Shuttle and ISS

http://www.space-track.org/ Orbital Information Group [restricted] replaced http://oig1.gsfc.nasa.gov/ oig/goddard1
The "bulk download" files are updated twice daily by a process that become available about 0050 and 1250 UT for download.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/masterCatalog.do?sc Spacecraft Names
http://celestrak.com/satcat/search.asp
http://www.astronautix.com/alpha/index.htm
http://www.n2yo.com/list.php
http://www.spacecraftnames.info/SpacecraftDictionaryFrameset.html
http://www.sat-index.com/catsearch.php
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/osoindex.html United Nations Online Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space
       
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/showSearch.do

http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/quicklook.html NOAA Satellites
http://igscb.jpl.nasa.gov/ Global Navigation Satellite Systems
http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/gps_datafiles.html GPS Timing Data & Information

http://www.satobs.org/ or http://www.satellite.eu.org/satintro.html Visual Tracking
      
http://www.satobs.org/satintro.html
      
http://www.satobs.org/tletools.html

http://celestrak.com/software/satellite/sat-trak.shtml
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftpsoft.html
http://www.fourmilab.ch/homeplanet/homeplanet.html

http://www.heavens-above.com/main.asp on-line tracking

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/
      
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/elements/
      
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/ ISS or Space Shuttle Visual Sighting Opportunities
      
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/
http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/crew/landing.html Space Shuttle Landing Ground Tracks
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/MissionControl/overpass.html
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/toc.asp?s=Tracking

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
       
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/spacewarn/
       
http://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/miscellaneous/spacewarn/?C=M;O=D
       
ftp://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/miscellaneous/spacewarn/
       
ftp://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/miscellaneous/orbits/
http://nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov/anon_dir/active
http://www.reentrynews.com/upcoming.html
http://www.aero.org/capabilities/cords/reentry-data.html

http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/ Mission and Spacecraft Library

http://www.hearsat.org/ HearSat - the home on the Web for satellite radio signal monitoring
http://www.scannerdesk.com/spaceflt.html
https://www.spacecomm.nasa.gov/spacecomm/programs/default.cfm

http://www.tbs-satellite.com/tse/online/ The Satellite Encyclopedia
http://www.astronautix.com/ Encyclopedia Astronautica
http://www.spacecraftnames.info/
http://spacelist.org/

http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/
http://www.fas.org/spp/ Space Policy Project
http://www.fas.org/main/content.jsp?formAction=325&projectId=9 Weapons in Space

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/sc-query.html Master Catalog Spacecraft Query

http://library.gsfc.nasa.gov/
       
http://library.gsfc.nasa.gov/vrs/nasa.htm

http://www.hobbyspace.com/SoftwareOnline/

 

Apollo Moon Mission History
_
http://history.nasa.gov/tindex.html Human Space Flight history
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/hsf_history.htm Human Space Flight history

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/apollo.html
       
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/frame.html or http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/frame.html
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/NASA.Projects/Human.Exploration.and.Development.of.Space/Human.Space.Flight/Apollo.Missions/.index.html
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/apollo/apollo.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo.html
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/history/apollo/apollo.htm
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/apollo/
http://www.nasm.si.edu/collections/imagery/apollo/apollo.htm
http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/attm/nojs/attm.html
http://www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/featured_documents/apollo_11_flight_plan/
http://stipo.larc.nasa.gov/browse/apollo1.html
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/Academy/History/APOLLO-13/mission-report.html

http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/index.html NASA press release photos spans the American manned space program

http://apollo.sese.asu.edu/ Apollo original flight films

http://www.live365.com/stations/246422 Apollo 11-The entire air-to-ground communications

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/alic/reference_desk/space_centers_programs.html
http://www.nasm.si.edu/ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/
       
http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/history/chronology.htm
http://www.centennialofflight.af.mil/
http://space.au.af.mil/
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/space_flight/sf.htm

http://www.history.navy.mil/books/space/index.htm


Space Disasters
_
The Space Shuttle Columbia reentry tragedy. February 1, 2003
http://www.google.com/search?q=Shuttle-Columbia+site:nasa.gov

The Space Shuttle Challenger launch tragedy. January 28, 1986
http://www.google.com/search?q=Shuttle-Challenger+site:nasa.gov

The Apollo 13 malfuction. A successful failure. April 13, 1970
http://www.google.com/search?q=Apollo-13+site:nasa.gov

The Apollo 1 launch pad tragedy. January 27, 1967
http://www.google.com/search?q=Apollo-1+site:nasa.gov

 

The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry on February 1, 2003 due to heat shield damage on the left wing. There was debris breaking off the external tank that hit the left wing during launch. Before the reentry, NASA insisted to the news media that it would not be a problem.
http://news.google.com/news?q=shuttle+Columbia&scoring=d
http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?in=Science&cat=Space_Shuttle
http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/special/03/columbia/index.html
http://www.floridatoday.com/columbia/index.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/columbia/main500258.shtml
http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/current.html
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/shuttledisaster_subindex.html
http://www.msnbc.com/news/SPACENEWS_Front.asp
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/shuttle/
http://search.foxnews.com/cgi-bin/query?keys=shuttle+Columbia
http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts107/
http://www.space.com/shuttlemissions/
http://www.google.com/custom?q=shuttle+Columbia&sitesearch=spacedaily.com
http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/spSec/sts107.jsp
http://www.spaceref.com/Columbia/
http://www.npr.org/news/specials/shuttle/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/columbia/
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/ - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/investigation/index.html
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/columbia/
http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/ - http://www.nasa.gov/formedia/ - ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/2003/
http://www.caib.us/ Columbia Accident Investigation Board

http://www.fednet.net/ram/2003/sco051403.ram
http://www.senate.gov/~commerce/hearings/witnesslist.cfm?id=759

Civilian members of the board investigating the shuttle Columbia disaster -- outsiders who were added to reassure Congress and the public that the board would be fully independent of the space agency -- are actually being paid executive-level salaries by NASA.

The agency quietly put the five civilians on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration payroll, at pay rates of $134,000 a year, in order to take advantage of provisions that allow boards composed exclusively of "federal employees" to conduct their business in secret.

If the civilians had not been hired by NASA, a federal law would have required the investigating board to meet publicly, justify any closed-door sessions and keep transcripts and minutes that would ultimately become public records.

Each of the 13 board members is now classified as a federal employee. Besides the five civilians and chairman, other members include four active-duty military officers, two federal transportation officials and a NASA executive. And as a result, the board says it is legally permitted to meet in secret and promise "confidentiality" to NASA employees and others among the more than 200 individuals it has interviewed.

"Three words -- conflict of interest," said Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. "The upshot is, we don't have an independent investigating board. This means NASA is investigating itself. This defeats the whole purpose of having an independent inquiry.

"What they did was hire outsiders and convert them into an internal board. It's just baffling."

But one of those five, former astronaut Sally Ride, acknowledges that the public may see the board differently.

"I don't see it an issue for the Board members to be on the federal payroll -- this board, unlike most pro-bono government committees, is essentially a full-time job (for which people should receive some compensation)," Ride wrote in an e-mail to the Orlando Sentinel last week. "But one might ask whether it should be NASA's payroll."

But Ride added that President Bush did not step forward to appoint a special commission, as did President Reagan when the shuttle Challenger disintegrated in 1986.

"Since the White House hasn't picked up the mantle on this investigation, but rather has left it to NASA, I don't see an alternative payroll source -- or alternative source for funding the investigation itself," Ride wrote.

Still, the combination of the board operating in secret, with members being paid as much as $2,500 a week by NASA, may heighten a controversy that began more than three months ago when NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe announced he was establishing the board.

"When you're investigating a tragedy of this magnitude, the only way to restore credibility is to be open about the investigation," said Jane Kirtley, a University of Minnesota media ethics and law professor, former executive director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and open-government advocate.

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http://www.nasawatch.com/columbia.html
      
http://www.nasawatch.com/columbia.media.html

Controversial NASA Attorney Advising Columbia Commission
By Karen Masterson, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

 

If NASA was able to come up with great ingenuity to save the crew on Apollo-13 then NASA could use ingenuity to save the shuttle crew. It may be possible to send another space shuttle to rescue a crew for example.

On the first space shuttle launch in 1981, Columbia lost a few tiles and NASA had requested the use of ground telescopes and satellites. On this mission, NASA did not request help in trying to observe for shuttle Columbia damage with ground telescopes, aircraft, or satellites.

Two years before the Columbia disaster, NASA safety experts fearing similar damage to delicate heat tiles on the space shuttle Atlantis decided it was "prudent" to adjust its return path to lessen danger during the fiery descent. NASA has said it did not instruct Columbia to perform a protective maneuver called "thermal conditioning" even though it feared tile damage in roughly the same critical areas.

Shuttle Team Sought Satellite Assessment of Liftoff Damage but was denied by the the Shuttle Program Manager
By Edward Wong of the New York Times

 

The most probable scenario is that the foam damaged or knocked off thermal tiles during launch, more tiles gave way during re-entry, and those missing tiles led to a burn-through of the shuttle's aluminum hull.

NASA investigators are looking closely at whether the chunk of foam insulation that hit the shuttle on liftoff was coated or saturated with ice, which would have made the object heavier and more destructive than the space agency ever imagined.

The theory is that some sort of defect in the insulation allowed rain to penetrate the foam while the shuttle was on the launch pad. Then, the theory goes, ice formed between the foam and the super-cold hull of the fuel tank.

Ice infiltration might explain what caused a 20-inch piece of foam to pop off during the launch. But more important, it might explain how a piece of foam that was thought by NASA to weigh only 2 1/2 pounds might have caused catastrophic damage to the thermal tiles under the left wing.

Columbia was on the launch pad for five weeks, from Dec. 9 until Jan. 16, before it took off with seven astronauts on their science mission. That was not unusually long, but it rained heavily during the period, and some insiders are speculating that rain might have gotten behind the foam.

Ice routinely forms on the outside of the 154-foot tank after NASA begins filling it with super-cold liquid hydrogen and oxygen fuel in the final hours of the countdown. But the men sent out to inspect the tank for ice, right before liftoff, would have had no way of seeing whether any ice lay behind the foam.

It is possible that the flying object seen in the launch video is not foam at all, but a totally different piece of debris, like solid ice. It is also possible that the object somehow damaged the seal on the left landing gear door, setting off the deadly cascade of events.

High temperatures were detected inside the left wheel well 24 minutes before Columbia broke apart 39 miles over Texas.

NASA again defended the engineering analysis that was conducted during Columbia's 16-day flight regarding the potential safety threat from the foam. The one week of reviews concluded that any damage from the foam to the thermal tiles beneath Columbia's left wing was minor and posed no hazard. But that conclusion was based in part on the assumption that the foam weighed 2 1/2 pounds.


The attempted government cover-up of the space shuttle Challenger accident was confirmed because U.S. Air Force rescue switched to encrypted voice communications just after the accident. The government did not want the public and news media to know what was going on and they knew the crew cabin was intact before hitting the water.

Although it was immediately known by the government, it took almost a decade for the government to publicly disclose most of what they knew.

The Challenger accident happened under President Reagan's administration on January 28, 1986.
http://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=NASA+Challenger+cover-up
http://history.nasa.gov/sts51l.html
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/challenger/


Why does government want to keep nuclear radiation operations secret from the news media and public?

Government cover-up attempts were confirmed when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) teams were scattered around locations in Florida because they used radio voice encryption for coordinating nuclear radiation monitoring. The EPA Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) assisted NASA, State of Florida, and DOE. They assisted in preparation for a possible incident involving onboard nuclear reactor during space shuttle launches with the Galileo (in 1989), Ulysses (in 1990), and Cassini (in 1997) cargo. Although there was no accident and radiation fallout they should not have used voice encryption for something the public needed to know.

The first plutonium-powered cargo on a space shuttle began October 18, 1989 under President George Bush's administration.
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Keep in mind that conspiracy theories may not be true!

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