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Space mission for young learners - BBC News (December 7, 1999)
The Challenger Learning Centre, claimed as the first of its kind outside the United States, has been opened in Leicester, UK.  The learning center recreates a Nasa-style mission control center and the interior of a space station.

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Spaceport Texas, State vies to become commercial hub - By Bruce Nichols / The Dallas Morning News(December 12, 1999)
Tom Moser, director of the Texas Aerospace Commission is promoting Texas as the launch site for a new generation of private spacecraft that would put satellites and even people into orbit.

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Fly Me to the Moon! Perceptual Robotics, Inc.'s Telepresence Technology Takes NASA Into the New Millennium - Yahoo Finance News (December 14, 1999)
Perceptual Robotics, Inc. (PRI), a leader in Telepresence technology, now brings even more of outer space to cyberspace.  Cameras, which can be viewed and controlled from personal computers on the Internet, have been installed at several locations within NASA.  All that's needed to control one of these cameras is a personal computer with a web browser and an Internet connection.  The cameras can be accessed from either of these URLs: or

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Meeting the Challenges of the Space Millennium - Yahoo Finance (December 16, 1999)
United States Space Foundation, Press release concerning space tourism and human settlement outside of Earth's atmosphere.

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Future travel: It's gonna be outta this world - Miami Herald (December 26, 1999)
Travel and tourism in near future, touching on the various vehicles and destinations which may be available within the coming years.

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