ITHACA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2000--During its lonely
six-year voyage to Jupiter, the Galileo spacecraft paid a brief but
remarkable visit to the asteroid Gaspra in 1991, returning the
first-ever close-up images of one of these reclusive solar system
Nearly a decade later, NEAR made history when it became the first
spacecraft to orbit an asteroid, settling in for a long-term study of
the asteroid Eros. Dramatic images from both of these encounters have
been selected to appear in the 2001 edition of "The Year In Space"
Sponsored by seventeen of the world's leading space organizations,
including Boeing (NYSE:BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Space
Systems/Loral (NYSE:LOR), SPACEHAB (NYSE:SPAB), Ball Aerospace
(NYSE:BLL) and SPACE.com, this 168-page weekly desk calendar features
color photographs from the past, present and future of space
exploration and astronomical discovery.
"The Year In Space" includes 53 weekly color space images
carefully selected from NASA's archives, world-famous observatories,
the Hubble Space Telescope, planetary spacecraft and talented
astrophotographers. Historic images from Gemini and Viking appear
along with recent images from the International Space Station and Mars
Global Surveyor. An informative essay accompanies every image, and
each weekly calendar page is filled with facts and anniversaries
relating to the history of space exploration and astronomy.
"The Year In Space" is also one of the most functional desk
calendars available today, with weekly, monthly, yearly and multi-year
calendars, a daily moon phase calendar, an address section and blank
pages for notes.
"The Year In Space" can now be ordered on the web
http://www.YearInSpace.com or by calling 800/736-6836. As an incentive
to order early, there will be free domestic shipping on all orders
placed before November 1. Calendars will ship on October 31.
Discounts up to 47% are available for all NASA employees and
affiliates nationwide, as well as for employees, customers, retirees
and stockholders of organizations that sponsor the calendar, including
SPACE.com, Boeing (NYSE:BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Space
Systems/Loral (NYSE:LOR), Ball Aerospace & Technologies (NYSE:BLL),
Sea Launch, SPACEHAB (NYSE:SPAB), Eagle Picher Technologies, MD
Robotics, ASE Space Solar Cells, Meade Instruments (NYSE:MEAD),
Countdown Creations, Space Media, Inc., Sky & Telescope, Starry Night,
The Planetary Society, and the Space Foundation.
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