NASA Puts External Camera on Shuttle's Fuel Tank

The space shuttle's external fuel tank, is getting safety upgrades for its spring 2005 flight. Now, a camera will be installed near the nose of the tank to transmit images of the shuttle for about 15 minutes after launch. ...

Progress M50 Docks ISS Bringing Vital Supplies to the Crew

The Expedition 9 crew aboard the International Space Station prepared this Saturday to receive another shipment of supplies. A Russian Progress cargo craft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:03 a.m. ...

Carbon nanotubes eliminate polymer manufacturing headache

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that the addition of carbon nanotubes to a common commercial polymer, polypropylene, leads to dramatic changes in how the molten polymer ...