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Japan to Test Unmanned Space Shuttle in Sweden

May 10, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Japan's space agency said Wednesday that it will test-launch a reusable, unmanned shuttle in Sweden, possibly this month. The brief test flights, planned between late May and July 24 at a facility in Kiruna, are intended to measure the pressure that can stabilize the shuttle, which travels at the speed of sound.

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