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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
December 10, 2004 by Michelle Franzen
There may not be a happy holiday in space because Russian and American astronauts have been told to ration their food supply for the next few weeks, until a space shipment can reach them.
The Russian supply ship is slated to leave Christmas Eve and arrive the day after Christmas. But if it does not make it, the crew could be back on earth by the New Year.
Just two months into their six-month long mission, a Russian cosmonaut and American astronaut working at the international space station are being told to ration food until after Christmas.
"This is mission control Houston NASA says that is the earliest chance a Russian cargo space ship Progress will be able to dock and deliver the needed supplies for the crew.
The cut in calories is about the same as three cans of coke and NASA said it should not impact their health. “We're going to cut back on amount of food they are eating to five to ten percent; timing is critical. If the cargo does not make it by December 26th, the crew could have two weeks or less of food left and they may have come home."
"Suddenly a few weeks ago people began to realize there's only enough food to last until the next supply flight or only a few days after,” said former NASA engineer James Oberg.
They are down the last things no one else has wanted. Experts say it is a good lesson in planning for future missions. In a sense it's a good thing to deal with this because if you're going to be going to Mars and other planets, the space station is your prototype into planetary spaceship.
As a precaution, NASA and Russian officials are already making plans to abort the mission in order to bring the two-man crew back to earth just after the New Year.
Russian leaders partly blame the previous space crew for overeating and leaving a shortage of milk and meat.