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Technical issues postpone SpaceX Starlink launch
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)
Falcon 9 carrying first Starlink satellites before launch (SpaceX) SpaceX postponed Thursday night's scheduled launch of 60 Starlink satellites because of a technical issue. The company postponed the launch more than two hours before the scheduled liftoff time because it wanted to "update satellite software and triple-check everything again." The next launch opportunity will be in about a week, the company announced. The previous Falcon 9 launch attempt Wednesday night was scrubbed by high winds. The 60 satellites on the rocket are the beginning of a constellation of thousands that will provide broadband internet access globally.


House bill offers $22.3 billion for NASA
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)
US Capitol House appropriators released a spending bill Thursday that increases funding for NASA but largely ignores a budget amendment that sought a bigger increase. The commerce, justice and science (CJS) appropriations bill includes $22.32 billion for NASA for fiscal year 2020, nearly $1.3 billion more than what the administration originally requested. The bill, though, provides little in the way of increases to exploration programs, with much of the additional funding going to the agency's science programs. Neither the bill nor a statement by the House Appropriations Committee mentions the budget amendment released earlier this week that sought $1.6 billion in additional funding to support the agency's 2024 lunar landing goal. The CJS bill will be taken up by the full House Appropriations Committee May 22.


White House seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon landing
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)
The White House will seek an additional $1.6 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2020 as a "down payment" for a 2024 human lunar...


Virgin Galactic prepares to move SpaceShipOne operations to New Mexico
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:06 AM ET (1506 GMT)
Virgin Galactic announced May 10 it will move SpaceShipTwo operations to New Mexico this summer ahead of final flight tests and commercial service of the...


Inmarsat shareholders approve buyout
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:05 AM ET (1505 GMT)
Shareholders have approved a private-equity takeover of Inmarsat. More than three quarters of shareholders voted on May 10 in favor of the proposed acquisition...





Thursday, May 23
Feds: Penn Yan man forged inspection reports for products used by SpaceX
WHAM-TV Rochester, NY — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
SpaceX Rockets Were Imperiled by Falsified Reports, Prosecutors Say
Wall Street Journal — 6:41 am ET (1041 GMT)
PH Space Agency now ‘imperative,’ Albay solon says
Manila Standard — 6:40 am ET (1040 GMT)
Apollo 4: Moment of truth for the lunar landing projects
Houston Chronicle — 6:37 am ET (1037 GMT)
Linguistics professor to present on the future of communication with interstellar travel
Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale — 6:32 am ET (1032 GMT)
Student-led team launches record-setting rocket from Spaceport America
Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News — 6:29 am ET (1029 GMT)
Israel to test missile intercept from Kodiak this fall
Must Read Alaska — 6:28 am ET (1028 GMT)
Nepal’s first satellite to be deployed in space on June 17
The Himalayan Times — 6:27 am ET (1027 GMT)
Chandrayaan-2 launch between July 9 to 16
Deccan Chronicle — 6:25 am ET (1025 GMT)
Isro launches ‘cloud proof’ spy satellite
Deccan Chronicle — 6:24 am ET (1024 GMT)
Isro launches third radar imaging satellite Risat-2B
The Times of India — 6:24 am ET (1024 GMT)
Shaw Prize in Astronomy Awarded to Ed Stone
NASA/JPL — 6:23 am ET (1023 GMT)
Talking with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
The Planetary Society — 6:23 am ET (1023 GMT)
The Small Bodies of the Solar System
The Atlantic — 6:21 am ET (1021 GMT)
NASA Wants To Send Your Name To Mars In 2020
NPR — 6:20 am ET (1020 GMT)


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