ISS News: July 2005 Archives

Space Adventures' Orbital Spaceflight Candidate, Greg Olsen, Confirmed to the Soyuz TMA-7 Crew

"Space Adventures announced today that American technology entrepreneur Gregory Olsen, Ph.D. has been confirmed to the Soyuz TMA-7 crew which is currently planned for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 1 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan."

Editor's note: With the grounding of the Shuttle fleet it will be interesting to see if this third seat will be used for a sightseer or someone who will actually work aboard the ISS.

Ready For Liftoff, US News

"Donald Kennedy, editor-in-chief of the journal Science, fears that the effect will be a transfer of money from universities--whose professors handle much of NASA's scientific planning and analysis--to big industrial contractors who build vehicles and hardware."Can Congress Save NASA Science?, Science (subscription)

"One likely victim, Griffin told Congress, is the centrifuge, once the central facility for station research. Life scientists will need to "go elsewhere," he says. "I cannot put microbiology and fundamental life sciences higher than" the need for a new launch vehicle for astronauts. In contrast, preserving science aboard the station is one of the goals of a bill introduced last week to reauthorize NASA programs."



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