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.
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
Live in Houston: Endeavour crew details mission
Wadsworth man to go up in space
UNH Grad to fly on next shuttle mission
Foster’s Daily Democrat
Japanese Astronaut to Help Deliver Nation’s First Station Module
CU alum joins shuttle mission
ATLANTIS MISSION, FEBRUARY 2008
Atlantis commander unlikely to ride again
Air Force colonel back from Atlantis
Astronaut readjusting well after drama-filled mission
Local astronaut touches back down after mission
Gulf Breeze News
NASA astronaut grateful for support from Lynchburg community
Nebraska astronaut down to earth
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.