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2002 Reports

  • STS-107 Press Kit 16 Dec 2002 -- Space shuttle mission STS-107, the 28th flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the 113th shuttle mission to date, will give more than 70 international scientists access to both the microgravity environment of space and a set of seven human researchers for 16 uninterrupted days. [PDF 12 Mb]

  • Missile Defence: a public discussion paper United Kingdom Ministry of Defence 9 December 2002 [315 KB]
  • Orbital Space Plane Level 1 Requirements September 2002
  • Space Industry Study Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, June 2002

  • A Tentative Idea about Lunar Exploration Li Dong, Chen Minkang, Guo Linli and Zhu Dongge (Beijing Institute ofAstronautical Systems Engineering) China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology Astronautics Periodical 2002 issue # 5 -- The history, states and developmenttrend of lunar exploration on domestic and abroad are introduced in this paper. And on the basis of analysing the current technology base of China, a preliminary technical concept and tentative idea about the lunar exploration are put forward.

  • Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Annual Report for 2001 March 2002 -- "The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel herewith submits its Annual Report covering calendar year 2001. This report presents a high level of concern for future safety while recognizing the significant current achievements of NASA's aeronautics and space programs. The reasons for this apparent dichotomy are explained in Section II of the report and reflected in the various specific findings and recommendations" [PDF 2 Mb]

  • Final Report of the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry

  • Commercial Space Transportation Year in Review - 2001 2002 - Summarizes U.S. and international launch activities for a specific calendar year. It includes a review and analysis for the five-year period prior to the year of the Review.

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