- Making News: Discovery Lands in California, First Shuttle since Columbia
There were sonic booms over Southern California today as the Shuttle Discovery glided toward a smooth landing just before dawn at Edwards Air Force Base. Its mission was to repair and replenish the International Space Station but, for NASA, there was a lot more at stake. John Johnson, Jr, who-s at the Space Center in Florida for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the mission-s shortcomings and successes.
- Reporter-s Notebook: American Nuclear Weapons Sixty Years after Nagasaki Sixty years ago today, and three days after Hiroshima, the US dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Since then, there's been a worldwide consensus that nuclear weapons would be used as deterrents against aggression, but never again as offensive weapons. Is that policy changing? Dr. Robert Norris, author of Racing for the Bomb, is Senior Research Associate at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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