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September 30, 1993 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
While the post-Cold War world beats swords into plowshares, a San Diego company and a Russian spacecraft manufacturer have joined to try to beat plowshares into profits by offering to launch private, moneymaking missions to the moon on idle Russian rockets for about $57,000 a pound.
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September 30, 1993 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
While the post-Cold War world beats swords into plowshares, a San Diego company and a Russian spacecraft manufacturer have joined to try to beat plowshares into profits by offering to launch private, moneymaking missions to the moon on idle Russian rockets for about $57,000 a pound.
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April 18, 1996
Never mind the ability to produce new superconducting metals. For many of the Bellflower High School students watching a Russian cosmonaut perform science experiments in zero gravity, the most attractive benefits of weightlessness were free-form acrobatics and water spheres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1995 | NONA YATES
Many of the colorful native plants now in bloom in Southern California were used by Native Americans for medicine, tools, housing and clothing. An exhibit at the Palm Springs Desert Museum explores uses of these plants. "Harvesting the Desert: Plant Uses Past and Present," illustrates how the Cahuilla Indians used plants to treat everything from stomach cramps to sterility. Bows were made from mesquite branches and houses were built with palm leaves.
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