March 5, 1998: More than a century ago, science fiction pioneer Jules Verne wrote about people swept "Off on a Comet" and into space where they lived more or less happily ever after.
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February 5, 1998: Thin fibers of an exotic glass called ZBLAN are clearer when made in near weightlessness than on Earth under gravity's effects, according to a researcher at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
Physics for the Third Millennium
February 2, 1998: "Spooky action at a distance," antimatter, and the dividing line between physics and fantasy are on the syllabus for a series of lectures about Physics for the Third Millennium at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Feb. 9-12.
Soil mechanics experiments
near completion on STS-89
Jan. 28, 1998: The first three of six specimen cells have been run in the Mechanics of Granular Materials (MGM) experiment aboard the STS-89 Space Shuttle mission now under way, and the remaining three are to be completed by Thursday evening.
January 21, 1998: Centaurus X-3 has been acting up, but until recently, no one knew about it.