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Feb. 5, 1998
Thin fibers of an exotic glass called ZBLAN are clearer when made in near weightlessness than on Earth under gravity's effects.
Feb. 4, 1998
All six test cells were processed in an experiment to study the movement of powders, grains, and dirt in the low-gravity conditions of space. The science team is hopeful that the success of this mission, and its anticipated data, will lead to a third mission to explore soil mechanics further.
Feb. 2, 1998
Lectures on science in the next century will be held at Marshall Space Flight Center during February 9-12, 1998. Relativistic physics, and next generation propulsion techniques are among the topics.
Jan. 28, 1998
Data from this experiment will be used to better understand a variety of processes, from soil shifting during earthquakes to manufacturing processes.
Jan. 21, 1998
New data show accreting pulsars speed up and slow down at irregular intervals.
Jan. 20, 1998
Space-based measurements of the temperature of the Earth's lower stratosphere indicate that December 1997 was the coldest month on record since measurements of this type were begun in 1979.
Jan. 16, 1998
Jan. 16, 1998
Launch scheduled for January 22, 1998, STS-89 will carry five NASA/Marshall science payloads, two for an extended stay aboard Russia's Mir space station, two for a return from Mir, and one for operations in the Spacehab module during the mission.
Jan. 14, 1998
Jan. 12, 1998
Scientist awarded Rossi prize for discovery of optical counterpart of Gamma-Ray Bursts.