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M2-F2 plane 188 McAuliffe, Christa 202, 202, 203, 205

McCandless, Bruce 195 McDivitt, James 108, 134, 135, 167

McDonnell Aircraft Corporation 68,

70, 110, 171 McDonnell-Douglas 299 McElroy, Neil 48 Maclean, Steve 290-91 Magellan spaceprobe 206, 266-7,

266-7, 274 Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU)

170, 194, 194 Manned Spaceflight Center,

Houston 86 Mariner spaceprobes 55, 55, 260-61, 260-61, 262, 262 Mars manned missions 304-5, 304-5 rovers 274-7, 274-7, 283 spaceprobes 54, 55, 55, 61, 235, 242-3, 262-3, 262-3 Mars Direct mission 304-5 Mars Exploration Rovers 242-3,

275, 276-7, 276-7 Mars Express 230, 275, 275 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) 274,

274, 275, 282 Mars Observer 274 Mars Pathfinder 274, 274-5 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) 282, 282-3, 305 Marshall Space Flight Center 66, 116

Mattingly, Ken 148, 149, 162, 163, 167

Medaris, John B. 44, 48 Méliés, Georges 21 Merbold, Ulf 198, 198, 199 Mercury, spaceprobes 230, 260-61,

260-61, 282, 306 Mercury project 40, 66-75, 66-75,

82, 82-7, 84-7, 89 MESSENGER spaceprobe 282, 306,

306-7 mini-shuttles 299 Mir space station 187, 210, 210-13, 212 collision with Progress 221 end of 220, 220-21 fire 222-3, 222-3 international astronauts 240 Shuttle-Mir missions 216-21, 217, 220, 286 Mir 2 space station 286, 286, 288 Mirak rockets 23 MirCorp 220

Mishin, Vasili 127, 128, 128, 178 missiles 24-5, 34-5, 44 see also individual types of missile Mission Control 136 mission patches 114-15, 115 Mitchell, Edgar 154, 155, 166

Mittelbau-Dora 26, 28, 29, 29 Mittelwerk factory 26, 28, 28, 30-31

Mohri, Mamoru 234, 235 Molniya satellites 245 momentum, conservation of 17 Mongols 12 monkeys 74 Moon

Apollo programme 116-25,

132-67 craters 112, 712 first astronauts on 92-3, 136,

140-45, 140-45 future landings 302, 302-3 geology 157, 162-3, 164 lunar observatory 250 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) 157,

158, 158-61 mining 310

photographing dark side 53, 53 science fiction 14-15, 20-21 spaceprobes 52-3, 52-3, 112-13, 112-13, 127, 258-9, 258-9 MosGIRD 23, 32 motion, laws of 13 MOUSE (Minimum Orbital

Unmanned Satellite of Earth) 38

Mueller, Dr. George 118, 119 multispectral imaging 249, 249 Musabayev, Talget 220 MUSTARD concept 188, 188, 298

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