Kennedy Space Center, FL--April 12, 2001 is a night to
celebrate a conjunction of space exploration anniversaries on this date--1961
saw the single-orbit flight of Yuri Gagarin around the Earth by the Soviet Union
as the first tentative human step into space; 1981 marked the first flight of
the Space Shuttle, the only current U.S. manned launch system and space vehicle.
To celebrate Yuri's Night, space enthusiasts are getting ready to party in 64 cities in 29 countries. To find out if there is an event near you,check out www.yurisnight.com.
NASA is leading the way in observing the first Shuttle flight piloted by John Young and Robert Crippen. NASA centers across the country are holding press events to highlight their contributions to the Shuttle program and review the development of the launch system. A good place to start to learn more about the anniversary events and the Space Shuttle in general is at the Kennedy Space Center site: www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/events/sts1.htm. Party on!
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
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