Japan marvels at its Moon movies

The BBC has a great story about the HDTV footage sent back from lunar orbit by the Japanese Selene (Kaguya) spacecraft. The story features links to three spectacular videos that were unveiled this week at Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston.

Astronaut Profiles, Interviews Online

Missions to the International Space Station are generating a host of astronaut profiles and interviews. Below are links to some of these stories.

ENDEAVOUR MISSION, MARCH 11

Astronauts Eager for Marathon Station Construction Flight
Space.com

Live in Houston: Endeavour crew details mission
Florida Today

Wadsworth man to go up in space
Michael Foreman
WKYC.COM

UNH Grad to fly on next shuttle mission
Rick Linnehan
Foster’s Daily Democrat

Japanese Astronaut to Help Deliver Nation’s First Station Module
Takao Doi
Space.com

CU alum joins shuttle mission
Takao Doi
Dailycamera.com

ATLANTIS MISSION, FEBRUARY 2008

Atlantis commander unlikely to ride again
Stephen Frick
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Air Force colonel back from Atlantis

Rex Walheim
InsideBayArea.com

Astronaut readjusting well after drama-filled mission
Dan Tani
Houston Chronicle

Local astronaut touches back down after mission

Alan Poindexter
Gulf Breeze News

NASA astronaut grateful for support from Lynchburg community
Leland Melvin
WDBJ7.com

OTHER MISSIONS

Nebraska astronaut down to earth
Clayton Anderson
Hastings Tribune

Endeavour Set for 16-Day Mission on March 11

NASA plans to launch the space shuttle Endeavour on a 16-day mission to deliver a Japanese logistics module and a new Canadian robot to the International Space Station.

The space shuttle, set for launch on March 11, would stay at the orbital outpost for 12 days, exceeding the old record by one day. Astronauts plan to conduct five spacewalks during the mission.

NASA has official news, information and updates about the mission here. There are also profiles of Endeavour Commander Dominic Goriehere and here.