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Planetary Society planning first solar sail mission
Posted: Tue, Feb 27 3:22 PM ET (2022 GMT)
The Planetary Society, in conjunction with a private company, has announced plans to fly the world's first solar sail mission later this year. The...

Magnetite crystals latest evidence for ancient Martian life
Posted: Mon, Feb 26 9:51 PM ET (0251 GMT)
Scientists have found what they claim to be "compelling evidence" that magnetite crystals in the Martian meteorite ALH84001 have a biological origin. In a pair...

NASA denies report of secret deal for Tito
Posted: Mon, Feb 26 8:55 PM ET (0155 GMT)
NASA officials on Monday strongly denied a report published in a British newspaper Sunday that claimed that the agency had struck a secret deal with...

Progress launched to ISS
Posted: Mon, Feb 26 8:54 AM ET (1354 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft carrying supplies for the International Space Station was launched Monday morning. A Soyuz rocket lifted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 3:...

Report: "secret deal" struck to allow Tito's ISS trip
Posted: Sun, Feb 25 8:44 PM ET (0144 GMT)
A "secret deal" between American and Russian officials has been reached that would allow California millionaire Dennis Tito to fly to the International Space Station...

Who was responsible for Abbey's ouster?
Posted: Sun, Feb 25 1:33 PM ET (1833 GMT)
NASA administrator Dan Goldin said Saturday that the Bush Administration directed him to reassign Johnson Space Center director George Abbey, an account that is not...

UK government responds to near Earth objects report
Posted: Sun, Feb 25 1:16 PM ET (1816 GMT)
The British government released a response Saturday to a report by a task force last year on the threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs)....

Abbey reassigned to NASA HQ; Estess new JSC director
Updated: Sat, Feb 24 10:41 AM ET (1541 GMT)
Originally Posted: Fri, Feb 23 10:22 PM ET (0322 GMT)
In a somewhat surprising move, NASA announced late Friday that Johnson Space Center (JSC) director George Abbey has been appointed to NASA Headquarters as Senior...

ISS crew completes "Soyuz shuffle"
Posted: Sat, Feb 24 9:59 AM ET (1459 GMT)
The three-man crew of the International Space Station moved a Soyuz spacecraft from one docking port to another during a brief flight early Saturday....

It's official: NEAR mission extended through end of month
Posted: Fri, Feb 23 12:45 PM ET (1745 GMT)
After a false alarm late Thursday, NEAR project officials confirmed Friday morning that the spacecraft's mission on the surface of the asteroid Eros will...

news in brief
ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)

British commercial space bill becomes law
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 11:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

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Tuesday, March 20
SpaceX in early talks to build a manufacturing facility in the Port of LA
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze — 5:28 am ET (0928 GMT)

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