475 miles up, FUSE comes to
The rocket went up, the cameras clicked and whirred, and a
community rejoiced as a great challenge was met: The
Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, a NASA space exploration
satellite managed by Johns Hopkins astronomy researchers, had
successfully made it into Earth orbit.
Now, nearly 10 weeks later, the photos are
developed and pasted in albums, the launch videotapes copied and
distributed, and scientists are hoping to obtain this month the
first scientific readings from FUSE.
United Way campaign aims at $1.7
Samuel J. Seymour says he will fulfill his responsibilities as
chair of the Applied Physics
Laboratory's United Way campaign with a newfound appreciation
of what the United Way can do.
That's because Seymour, business coordinator of
APL, says that last fall he got a firsthand glimpse of the health
and human services agency at work.
When his elderly mother became ill, there were
suggestions made about her moving into a nursing home. His
mother, however, decided she would rather stay home, and for the
next six-month period she received home health care from a
variety of United Way-affiliated agencies, such as Meals On
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