NASA hopes to resume space shuttle flights in May 2005, officials said on Friday. But the agency has also confirmed it is considering reducing the number of planned shuttle flights - which could affect the completion of &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/2002/05/31/29547.html' target=_blank>the International Space Station (ISS).
The three remaining space shuttles have been grounded since the shuttle Columbia exploded re-entering the atmosphere in February 2003. &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/05/27/29346.html' target=_blank>NASA has pushed back the return-to-flight date several times since then, most recently on 1 October, when delays due to hurricanes in August and September scuppered plans for a March 2005 launch, reports New Scientist.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land