October 9, 1989
I grieve for all the families who have lost loved ones to cancer, so I feel compelled to question the launch of Galileo. We must consider the possibility of an explosive re-entry that could release plutonium into our atmosphere resulting in thousands of cancer deaths. I find this risk unacceptable and hope the project will be delayed until a safer alternative energy source is found to replace the plutonium. ADELE BRAUN Encino
June 18, 2001 |
Cendant Corp. agreed Sunday to acquire reservation systems supplier Galileo International Inc. for nearly $2.9 billion, sources said. The acquisition is expected to significantly strengthen Cendant's ability to generate new revenue in several existing travel service units. The acquisitive New York company owns the franchising rights for such brands as the Avis rental car agency, hotel chains Days Inn and Ramada and time-share resort operator Fairfield Communities.
May 11, 1990 |
The Galileo spacecraft, looping through the solar system on the way to its 1995 exploration of Jupiter, fired its thrusters today in a major maneuver meant to steer it near Earth late this year. "We're trying to reshape the trajectory slightly so we move closer and closer to our aim point near Earth on Dec. 8," said Neal Ausman, mission director at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
July 15, 1996 |
The stunning pictures of one of Jupiter's moons delivered by the spacecraft Galileo last week brought particular satisfaction, as well as a measure of redemption, to the employees of Odetics Inc. in Anaheim. The company built a data tape recorder installed on Galileo that was crucial in delivering pictures of the icy moon Ganymede back to Earth.
July 14, 1996
When Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" was released in 1968, that date seemed as far away as the odyssey's destination, the planet Jupiter. But now that many of us have driver's licenses good until well into the next millennium, 2001 no longer seems so distant. Nor, after NASA's exhibition of the latest photos from its probe Galileo, does Jupiter.
June 27, 1987 |
Zina Bethune's new "Galileo/Jupiter/Apollo," danced by the Bethune Ballet Theatredanse Thursday at the Rehearsal Hall on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, resembled a glitzy mix of television commercials and science-fiction. The 25-minute work, a collaboration between Bethune and the mixed-media group EZTV, presented bite-size dance segments linked by Rae Wilder's soft-science text, describing past and future explorations of the cosmos.
September 9, 2011
Not all Republicans are stuck in the Middle Ages when it comes to attitudes about science. At the party's presidential debate Wednesday night in Simi Valley, Jon Huntsman Jr. showed that at least some of the candidates have advanced past the Enlightenment era. "Listen, when you make comments that fly in the face of what 98 out of 100 climate scientists have said, when you call into question the science of evolution, all I'm saying is that, in...
June 8, 2001 |
Hotel and rental car giant Cendant Corp. is in negotiations to buy travel reservation firm Galileo International Inc., the companies announced. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed, and both companies warned the deal could fall apart. The Wall Street Journal reported that the companies were considering a cash and stock deal valued at about $3 billion.
March 14, 1993
Engineers made the Galileo spacecraft spin faster last week, but the maneuver failed to open its main antenna, a problem that will hamper the ship's $1.4-billion mission to Jupiter, NASA said Thursday. NASA gave up any real hope of fixing the problem in January after thumping the stuck antenna dish 13,320 times with motors that were designed to open the device.
August 2, 2001 |
Cendant Corp.'s $2.9-billion bid for travel reservation firm Galileo International Inc. encountered trouble Wednesday when antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe said the proposed merger is under investigation. The U.S. Justice Department is scrutinizing "the competitive effects of the transaction," said department spokeswoman Gina Talamona.