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October 28, 1999

NASA Selects FEPET for Small Business Project: SI Diamond Technology Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Field Emission Picture Element Technology Inc., was selected by NASA for an innovative small business project entitled, "Carbon Cold Cathode Electron Sources for Low Power Electric Propulsion Thrusters."

National Science Teachers Association to Meet in Tulsa November 18-20: More than 3,000 science teachers, principals, scientists, and other education leaders will meet in Tulsa for NSTA's Sothern Area Convention.

Russian Proton Rocket Lost Control After Launch: A Russian Proton-K booster rocket, Launched Wednesday, October 27 from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, was lost a few seconds after launch. Both the rocket and a communications satellite were lost.

Space Imaging Establishes Asia Affiliate: Space Imaging announced today that Hyundai Space & Aircraft Co. Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) has become Space Imaging's newest Regional Affiliate, Space Imaging Asia.



October 27, 1999

Aerojet AMSU-A Satellite Sensor Passes Pre-Ship Review: An Aerojet weather-watching Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU-A) sensor successfully completed a pre- ship review today, paving the way for its launch aboard the European meteorological satellite METOP-1 in June 2003.

Chicago Begins New Effort to Link Public Schools and Museums in Partnership: On Friday, October 29, Mayor Richard M. Daley and 1,800 members of the Chicago Public School system -- including 1,500 new teachers -- will launch an innovative partnership between the Chicago Public Schools and the Museums In the Park, a consortium of nine of the city's major museums.

First Female Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins Receives Jackie Robinson Medal: NASA astronaut Eileen Collins, a New York native, today received the state's highest award, the Jackie Robinson Empire State Freedom Medal, for her achievement as the first female Space Shuttle commander.

John Glenn, Katie Couric Honored by National Osteoporosis Foundation: Senator and former U.S. astronaut John H. Glenn and television personality Katie Couric were honored today at a National Osteoporosis Foundation Gala.



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