Robert H. Lawrence Jr. But on Dec. Lawrence was killed. When the Nixon administration canceled the program, many of the astronauts under the age of 35 — which Lawrence would have been — transferred to NASA , where they all went on to fly space shuttles.
A Progress supply ship completed a two-day trip to the International Space Station early Wednesday, successfully guided in by cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov using a remote control console inside the station after an automated rendezvous system ran into trouble moments before docking. EST GMT Wednesday to deliver cargo before detaching with the module later this year to clear the way for the arrival of a new Russian research lab. The Kurs system failed as the supply ship moved less than 70 feet, or 20 meters, from the space station, prompting the veteran cosmonaut to activate the TORU manual flight control system inside the complex.
A solar mass is the mass of the sun. Or, more precisely, it's 1. Astronomers use a solar mass as a basic unit of mass.