Space flight, 1998
von Puttkamer, Jesco Formerly, Office of Space Flight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
- United States Activity
- Space shuttle
- International Space Station
- Advanced transportation systems activities
- Space sciences and astronomy
- Earth science
- Department of Defense activities
- Commercial space activities
- Russian Activity
- Space station Mir
- Russian commercial activities
- European Activity
- Ariane 5
- Scientific spacecraft
- Asian Activity
- North Korea
- Additional Readings
In 1998 a number of achievements highlighted both human space flight and automated space exploration and commercial utilization (Table 1). There were 77 successful launches, down from 85 in 1997 (Table 2). United States accomplishments included the successful conclusion of the joint shuttle/Mir program with Russia; the beginning of the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) in Earth orbit; the second space voyage of 77-year-old senator John Glenn; the possible discovery of ice on the Moon; and surprising discoveries by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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