P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/00 1/6                       \-+&+l[,** *$+ &* \*=*,+& - By BBC Radio's space correspondent Dr David Wditehouse Developments beyond Eart—'s atmosphere           Fact Fila Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines
P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:10/10 1/6                        By BBC Radio's space correspondent Dr David Whitehouse Developments beyond Earth's atmosphere           Fact File Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines
P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/10  2/6    NASA has just moved space shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad in preparation for its launch on April 28. At the launch pad, in a special "clean room" is the Magellan Venus probe which will be installed in the shuttle's cargo bay. Magellan has to be launched during a 25meby "window" or it will have to wait two years for the correct lineup of Venus and the Earth to be launched again.  More Fact File Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines
P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/01  3/6    The space shuttle launch schedule for the rest of the xfar is: April 28 L Atlantis with the Magellan Venus radar mapper. Midm uly"l Columbia with a secret defence payload. Mid-August$l Discovery with another secret lilitary payload. October 12 m Atlantis with the Galileo spaceprobe that will be boosted towards Jupiter.  More Fact File Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines
P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/11  4/6    The space shuttle launch schedule for the rest of the year is: November 13 - Columbia deploying a communication satellite. December 11 - Discovery carrying the Hubble s0ace telescope. $fn flights are planned in 0890.  More Fact File Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines
P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/51  5/6    The head of NASA, Jame Fletcher, has formally handed in his resignation to President Bush. It has been known for a while that Fletcher was going to retire soon after the new presidency started. James Fletcher was brought in to head NASA'S recovery after the Challenger accident in January 1986. It was his second spell as NASA's boss. President Bush is drawing up a short list for a new head.  More Fact File Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines
P265 CEEFAX 265 Sat 1 Apr 00:11/01  6/6    The Soviet newspaper Istvestia has urged that there be more "glasnost" or openness in the Soviet space programme. It warned that people could resent the sums spent on space when they see empty shelves in the shops. Former Moscow Communist Party chief Boris Yeltsin has been campaigning for cuts in the space programme as part of his campaign to become elected to the newly formed Congress of People's Deputies.  More Fact File Leisure BBC2 TV Headlines