TITLE

NEWS BRIEFS

PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
21st Century Science & Technology;2008, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers news briefs related to science. On September 27, 2009, Shenzhou VII mission commander Zhai Zhigang of China exited the orbital module of his spacecraft and successfully conducted a nearly 25-minute extravehicular activity, or space walk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the use of ionizing radiation to control pathogens in iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach. The beneficiaries of the energy incentives have been the oil and natural gas industries in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
36644970

 

Related Articles

  • Space Exploration Momentum Moves East. Freeman, Marsha // 21st Century Science & Technology;2008, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p68 

    The article discusses the shift in space exploration endeavors from the U.S., Russia and Europe to India, South Korea and particularly China. It is reported that China's 14-minute spacewalk during the three-man Shenzhou VII mission in September 2008, shown live worldwide on television,...

  • Is Man Qualified in Space? Hines, William // BioScience;Nov1968, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p1051 

    The article discusses whether man is qualified enough for space exploration, and reports on the extra-vehicular activity (EVA) problem. The article also presents the views of spacecraft Apollo 7 commander Walter Schirra in this regard. According to an Air Force medical corps major-general that...

  • News review 2008: the year Asia's space race really surged forward. Shiga, David // New Scientist;12/20/2008, Vol. 199 Issue 2687, p29 

    The article focuses on the developments in space science in Asia in 2008. China carried out its first space walk, while India launched its first moon probe. In September 2008 China carried out its first space walk when taikonaut Zhai Zhigang briefly ventured outside the Shenzhou-7 craft. On...

  • Just the Facts. Latham, Donna // Space: Surviving in Zero-G;2006, p28 

    The article offers information about several space exploration. The first space walk, which almost ended in disaster, involved cosmonaut Alexi Leonov in 1965. A space suit can be put on by a spacewalker for almost an hour, with the help of another astronaut. Shannon Lucid has the record for the...

  • A Place in Space. Berlin, Jeremy // National Geographic;May2008, Vol. 213 Issue 5, p22 

    The author reports on the history of space exploration in China. Experiences which China has had in space explorations from the 1950s through 2008 are discussed. Plans which China has for future space exploration are mentioned, including a space walk in 2008 and building a space station by the...

  • China sprints to space walk.  // Asia Weekly;9/29/2008, Vol. 2 Issue 38, p19 

    The article reports on the three Chinese astronauts who blasted off in a Shenzhou VII spacecraft in their efforts to take a step for their country to rival with the American dominance in space exploration. China's Hu Yinan said that the Shenzhou program is huge, involving seven gigantic systems...

  • Space tourism. Sawaya, David B. // OECD Observer;Mar2004, Issue 242, p34 

    Suggests that the issue of safety continues to weigh against ambitious ideas about manned space travel in large numbers. Background on the U.S. program for human space exploration; Implications for tourism; Failure of nations to promote space visits on a sustainable, commercial scale; Possible...

  • The International Space Station Operations Summary. Spiteri, George // Spaceflight;Oct2013, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p392 

    The article offers information on the onboard training activity in the International Space Station (ISS) in July 2013. The operations involve spacewalk to install jumper cables on the station. The cables and wirings between the Russian and Asian segments of the ISS were installed to provide...

  • Autonomous Assembly of Modular Structures in Space and on Extraterrestrial Locations. Alhorn, Dean C. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2005, Vol. 746 Issue 1, p1121 

    The new U.S. National Vision for Space Exploration requires many new enabling technologies to accomplish the goals of space commercialization and returning humans to the moon and extraterrestrial environments. Traditionally, flight elements are complete sub-systems requiring humans to complete...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics