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A lot riding on Atlantis' trip to Mir (Space Today)
http://www.flatoday.com:80/space/explore/stories/1997/051197a.htm
Atlantis' flight is to be the sixth of nine planned shuttle-Mir 
dockings, which are designed to prepare NASA and Russia
for the complicated job of building the international station.
Allowed NASA to test advanced space station systemsand
experimental equipment being designed for use on the new 
international outpost.

Little Apocalypses Media Rant
http://www.netizen.com:80/netizen/97/19/katz0a.html
A whole new genre of news story is
emerging from the intersection of technology,
morality, and humankind's tragic ups and downs. 
I call it the technotragedy, a class of news event with
enormous implications for journalism, politics, and the
digital culture.