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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING THE SPACE SHUTTLE

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Space Shuttle Columbia
http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/
NASA's info page on the crew, the mission and the investigation.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
http://www.aiaa.org/
Society of aerospace engineers and scientists.

Apollo 1
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/Apollo204/
NASA backgrounder on January 1967 launch pad accident.

Challenger Accident
http://www.fas.org/spp/51L.html
Links to background on previous shuttle accident from Federation of American Scientists.

FREESTAR Payload
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-107/mission-sts-107.html
Details on Columbia's science experiments.

IRE: In the News
http://www.ire.org/inthenews.html
Data, stories and tip sheets from Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Journalists' Toolbox: Space Science
http://www.journaliststoolbox.com/newswriting/science.html#space
Good list of links to coverage and resources for reporters.

Kennedy Space Center
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/
Home page of the Shuttle landing site.

NASA TV
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
Link to live coverage from NASA television.

NASA Watch
http://www.nasawatch.com/
Independent publication from Reston Communications.

Poynter Institute: Shuttle Disaster
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=19160
Resources, story ideas, tips for TV reporters.

Reporting on Space
http://www.geocities.com/cqchoi/journalism/journalismframetheses.html#masters
Background, sources and story ideas, compiled by a Missouri journalism grad student.

Space.com
http://www.space.com/
Space-related news site has updates, archive of Columbia coverage.

Space Policy Project
http://www.fas.org/spp/
Federation of American Scientists page links to space news sources and resources.

Space Transportation Association
http://www.spacetransportation.org/
Space industry trade group.

STS-107
http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/mission/
NASA fact file on the Columbia mission.

United Space Alliance
http://www.unitedspacealliance.com/
Boeing/Lockheed Martin venture will help in Columbia investigation.


 

 

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