Spaceflight Vol 50 No 12 – December 2008

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International Space News
India launches its first mission to the Moon, Ozone hole larger than last year, Robotic satellite servicing in orbit, Simonyi ready for second trip, New space minister speaks out for British astronauts, SpaceX achieves orbit goal at fourth attempt, Chinese astronaut makes first spacewalk, ATV mission ends with destructive re-entry, NOAA and Virgin Galactic to collaborate, Europe delays flagship Mars mission

IAC 2008
Annual space congress hits high note for UK, British space industry keeps on growing, Scottish engineers bring spaceships to Clyde, Flying high after space competition win, Moon endurance mission likely before Mars landing, UK urged to close climate change information gap, Robotic exploration, Inflatable landing systems, From reality to imagination

Satellite Digest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Where next, Columbus?
Robert April

Four decades since 1968 ‘space olympics’
Reginald Turnill

Letters and emails
Popular visit by Space Shuttle crew, Far-reaching lunar technology, Launcher challenge, Astronaut encounters, Cosmologists’ tunnel vision, Congress success

Society news
Distinguished guest at IAC 2008, Congress sets new benchmark, New IAF president, Successful year for students, BIS members’ day at IAC 2008, New Society members, Meetings and Announcements

2008 Index

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