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  • Astronaut Fingers

    June 12, 2002

    A device just delivered to the ISS will add something important to Space Stationresearch: the human touch.

  • Tick-Tock Atomic Clock

    April 8, 2002

    Scientists are building atomic clocks that keep time with mind-boggling precision. Such devices will help farmers, physicists, and interstellar travelers alike.

  • Space StationMeteor Shower

    May 17, 2002

    It looked like we were seeing UFOs approaching the earth flying in formation, three or four at a time, recalls astronaut Frank Culbertson. "There were hundreds per minute going beneath us, really spectacular!"

  • Reed Rafts to Rockets

    April 30, 2002

    High school students are following in the wake of great explorers as they launch extraordinary rockets toward a new frontier.

  • Bionic Eyes

    Jan. 3, 2002

    Using space technology, scientists have developed extraordinary ceramic photocells that could repair malfunctioning human eyes.

  • Venus Pillars and Dogs

    May 6, 2002

    If you look at Venus this month and something doesn't seem quite right, you may have spotted a rare Venus pillar ... or better yet, a Venusdog!

  • The Physicsof Sandcastles

    July 11, 2002

    An upcoming shuttle mission will carry small columns of sand into space -- and will return with valuable lessons for earthquake engineers, farmers and physicists.

  • Breathtaking Saturn

    Dec. 13, 2002

    On Dec. 17, 2002, Earth and Saturn will have their closest encounter in nearly 30 years.

  • Starshine 2 Return

    April 25, 2002

    A glittering satellite named Starshine 2 will disintegrate in Earth's atmosphere on April 26th.

  • More Spaceship Sightings

    July 24, 2002

    Beginning this week, the International Space Stationwill make a series of eye-catching passes over North America.