Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Discovery will be flown piggyback to Cape Caneveral

Image credit: NASAPosted by Picasa Discovery will be flown back to Cape Caneveral Floridy on a Boeing 747 Plane

That will cost time that is needed to analyse the accomplished test mission and prepare a the Discovery as Backup shuttle for the next Space Shuttle start. The flight will have much resemblance to the original Space Shuttle project that has been modified because the development cost would be 3x higher than the final version for 5 Billion $.

The Shuttle Discovery has landed - on Earth

Space Shuttle Discovery has safely returned to Earth. Posted by Picasa

The Discovery has safely returned after some delays to Earth.
Because of unreliable weather the shuttle has landed on the Edwards Air Force Base near Los Angeles.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Discovery returns safely to Earth: "Discovery returns safely to Earth

Shuttle landing
The shuttle Discovery has touched down successfully in California after the first mission since 2003's Columbia disaster.

Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base at around 1312 BST (0512 PST; 1212 GMT) after bad weather forced a change to the intended Florida landing site.

Columbia broke up on re-entry because of damage it sustained when foam debris fell off the fuel tank during lift-off."

Monday, August 08, 2005

Wired News: Information Wants to be Liquid

Wired has found a great new extension to the web as we know it. Worth a try.

Wired News: Information Wants to be Liquid: "

Hegland's idea is simple -- he plans to move beyond the basic hypertext linking of the web, and change every word into a 'hyperword.' Instead of one or two links in a document, every single word becomes a link. Further, every link can point to more than one place, pulling up all kinds of background context from the web as a whole.

Liquid Information takes Berners-Lee's ideas and runs with them. Hegland's experimental system is geared toward allowing users -- not just writers and editors -- to make connections. Instead of just viewing websites, readers can change the way information is presented, or relate it to other information elsewhere on the web.

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Space Shuttle Discovery is returning to Earth on Monday

NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is returning to Earth on Monday. Cape Caneveral has given OK to the shuttle status. (Image Credit: NASA) Posted by Picasa