[astronews] Fwd: Your Name Could Make a 'Deep Impact' on a Comet

  • From: Burness Ansell <ki0ar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Astronomy Newsletter <astronews@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 16:29:12 -0700 (PDT)

Note: forwarded message attached.


__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo.
http://search.yahoo.com

-- Attached file included as plaintext by Ecartis --

X-Apparently-To: ki0ar@xxxxxxxxx via 216.136.175.84; 08 May 2003 19:10:18 -0700 
(PDT)
Return-Path: <email_bounce_handler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Received: from 66.45.103.125  (EHLO cluster2.convio.net) (66.45.103.125)
  by mta176.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; 08 May 2003 19:10:18 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from 10.0.2.35 (app3 [10.0.2.35])
        by cluster2.convio.net (8.12.6/8.12.6) with ESMTP id h48NR5eC001061
        for <ki0ar@xxxxxxxxx>; Thu, 8 May 2003 20:42:30 -0500
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 20:42:30 -0500
From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory <info@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory <info@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ki0ar@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Your Name Could Make a 'Deep Impact' on a Comet
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; 
        boundary="----=_Part_406524_1042071769.1052444557661"
Organization: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
XData: 1010,4494ytn@KEMe@49En@5SWWXxj5wTjSx1
Content-Length: 3243

------=_Part_406524_1042071769.1052444557661
Content-Type: text/plain
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/

DC Agle   (818) 393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.                        
 
Donald Savage  (202) 358-1727
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.                                   
                                          

Lee Tune  (301) 405-4679
University of Maryland, College Park

News Release: 2003-070                                 May 8, 2003

Your Name Could Make a 'Deep Impact' on a Comet

People worldwide may celebrate July 4, 2005, as the day their names
reach a comet. NASA is launching a campaign to send hundreds of
thousands of names to comet Tempel 1.

The names will be carried on board NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, the
first deep-space mission designed to really reach out and touch a
comet. Mission scientists are confident an impact on a comet's nucleus
will answer basic questions about the nature and composition of these
celestial wanderers.

"This is an opportunity to become part of an extraordinary space
mission," said Dr. Don Yeomans, an astronomer at JPL and a member of
Deep Impact's science team. "When the craft is launched in December
2004, yours and the names of your loved-ones can hitch along for the
ride and be part of what may be the best space fireworks show in
history."
 
Deep Impact's larger flyby spacecraft will carry a smaller impactor
spacecraft to Tempel 1 for release into the comet's path for a planned
collision. The flyby spacecraft will take pictures as the 370-kilogram
(816 pound) copper-tipped impactor plunges into Tempel 1 at about
37,000 kilometers (22,990 miles) per hour. The impactor is expected to
make a spectacular, football field-sized crater, seven to 15 stories
deep, in the speeding comet. Carried aboard the impactor will be a
standard mini-CD containing the names of comet, space and other
enthusiasts from around the world.

"This campaign will allow people from around the world to become
directly involved with Deep Impact and through that get them thinking
about the scientific reasons for the mission," said University of
Maryland astronomy professor Dr. Michael A'Hearn, Deep Impact's
principal investigator. "We particularly hope to capture the interest
of young students, as they will become the explorers of the next
generation."

People may submit their names for this historic one-way mission by
visiting NASA's Deep Impact Web site, now through February 2004, at
http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/  .

The collision between the impactor and Tempel 1 is not forceful enough
to make an appreciable change in the comet's orbital path around the
Sun. The comet poses no threat to Earth.

Deep Impact was selected in 1999 as a NASA Discovery mission. The goal
of the Discovery Program is to launch many smaller missions with fast
development times, each for a fraction of the cost of NASA's larger
missions. The main objective is to enhance our understanding of the
solar system by exploring the planets, their moons, and small bodies,
such as comets and asteroids.
 
The University of Maryland in College Park is the home of Deep
Impact's principal investigator, Michael A'Hearn, who oversees
scientific investigations. Project manager, John McNamee, from JPL,
manages and operates the Deep Impact mission for NASA's Office of
Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is managed for NASA by the
California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Ball Aerospace &
Technologies Corporation in Boulder, Colo., manages spacecraft
development.

More information about the Deep Impact mission is available on the
Internet at http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/  or
http://deepimpact.umd.edu http://deepimpact.umd.edu/  .

For information about NASA and other space flight missions on the
Internet, visit http://www.nasa.gov http://www.nasa.gov/ .

-end-


To unsubscribe from all future e-mail, paste the following URL into your 
browser:
http://jpl.convio.net/site/CO?i=cVJCePtm7HVTEFBVvvzx6Y8uFizeWeKm 

------=_Part_406524_1042071769.1052444557661
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<html>
<head>
<base href="http://jpl.convio.net/site/";>
<link href="http://jpl.convio.net/css/UserStyle.css"; rel="stylesheet" 
type="text/css" />
<link href="http://jpl.convio.net/css/CustomStyle.css"; rel="stylesheet" 
type="text/css" />
</head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<table width="602" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1" 
background="#6b0073" style="background-color: #6b0073;"><tr><td>
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" 
background="#ffffff" style="background-color: white;">
<tr>
<td align="center">
<p><a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov";><img 
src="http://jpl.convio.net/images/jpl/jpl-news-release.jpg"; width="600" 
height="122" alt="NASA News" border="0" /></a></p>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="6" 
background="#ffffff" style="background-color: white;">
<tr>
<td>


<P>DC Agle&nbsp;&nbsp; (818) 393-9011<BR>Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 
Calif.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 <BR>&nbsp;<BR>Donald Savage&nbsp; (202) 358-1727<BR>NASA Headquarters, 
Washington, 
D.C.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 </P>
<P>Lee Tune&nbsp; (301) 405-4679<BR>University of Maryland, College Park</P>
<P>News Release: 2003-070 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 &nbsp;May 8, 2003</P>
<P><STRONG>Your Name Could Make a 'Deep Impact' on a Comet</STRONG></P>
<P>People worldwide may celebrate July 4, 2005, as the day their names reach a 
comet. NASA is launching a campaign to send hundreds of thousands of names to 
comet Tempel 1. </P>
<P>The names will be carried on board NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, the first 
deep-space mission designed to really reach out and touch a comet. Mission 
scientists are confident an impact on a comet's nucleus will answer basic 
questions about the nature and composition of these celestial wanderers.</P>
<P>"This is an opportunity to become part of an extraordinary space mission," 
said Dr. Don Yeomans, an astronomer at JPL and a member of Deep Impact's 
science team. "When the craft is launched in December 2004, yours and the names 
of your loved-ones can hitch along for the ride and be part of what may be the 
best space fireworks show in history."<BR>&nbsp;<BR>Deep Impact's larger flyby 
spacecraft will carry a smaller impactor spacecraft to Tempel 1 for release 
into the comet's path for a planned collision. The flyby spacecraft will take 
pictures as the 370-kilogram (816 pound) copper-tipped impactor plunges into 
Tempel 1 at about 37,000 kilometers (22,990 miles) per hour. The impactor is 
expected to make a spectacular, football field-sized crater, seven to 15 
stories deep, in the speeding comet. Carried aboard the impactor will be a 
standard mini-CD containing the names of comet, space and other enthusiasts 
from around the world. </P>
<P>"This campaign will allow people from around the world to become directly 
involved with Deep Impact and through that get them thinking about the 
scientific reasons for the mission," said University of Maryland astronomy 
professor Dr. Michael A'Hearn, Deep Impact's principal investigator. "We 
particularly hope to capture the interest of young students, as they will 
become the explorers of the next generation."</P>
<P>People may submit their names for this historic one-way mission by visiting 
NASA's Deep Impact Web site, now through February 2004, at <A 
href="http://jpl.convio.net/site/R?i=uBot_PagNGVO-3BCLCXxIg..";>http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/
 </A>&nbsp; .</P>
<P>The collision between the impactor and Tempel 1 is not forceful enough to 
make an appreciable change in the comet's orbital path around the Sun. The 
comet poses no threat to Earth.</P>
<P>Deep Impact was selected in 1999 as a NASA Discovery mission. The goal of 
the Discovery Program is to launch many smaller missions with fast development 
times, each for a fraction of the cost of NASA's larger missions. The main 
objective is to enhance our understanding of the solar system by exploring the 
planets, their moons, and small bodies, such as comets and 
asteroids.<BR>&nbsp;<BR>The University of Maryland in College Park is the home 
of Deep Impact's principal investigator, Michael A'Hearn, who oversees 
scientific investigations. Project manager, John McNamee, from JPL, manages and 
operates the Deep Impact mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, 
Washington, D.C. JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of 
Technology in Pasadena. Ball Aerospace &amp; Technologies Corporation in 
Boulder, Colo., manages spacecraft development. </P>
<P>More information about the Deep Impact mission is available on the Internet 
at <A 
href="http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/";>http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/</A>&nbsp;
 or <A 
href="http://jpl.convio.net/site/R?i=1cdTfIZKgmxO-3BCLCXxIg..";>http://deepimpact.umd.edu
 </A>&nbsp; .</P>
<P>For information about NASA and other space flight missions on the Internet, 
visit <A 
href="http://jpl.convio.net/site/R?i=qjOhYs1T6xpO-3BCLCXxIg..";>http://www.nasa.gov
 </A>.</P>
<P>-end-<BR></P><img 
src="http://jpl.convio.net/site/PixelServer?j=EuLBT0OXyd5O-3BCLCXxIg.."; 
height="1" width="1">



</td>
</tr>
</table>

</td></tr></table>

<p><br />
<a 
href="http://jpl.convio.net/site/CO?i=cVJCePtm7HVTEFBVvvzx6Y8uFizeWeKm";>Unsubscribe
 from receiving e-mail, or change your e-mail preferences.</a></p>

</body>
</html>

------=_Part_406524_1042071769.1052444557661--



Other related posts:

  • » [astronews] Fwd: Your Name Could Make a 'Deep Impact' on a Comet