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Shenzhou-2 launch this week?
Posted: Sun, Jan 7 8:54 PM ET (0154 GMT)
There are more signs that China will conduct the second test flight of a prototype of a piloted spacecraft this month, possibly this week. The...

Making planets just got easier
Posted: Sat, Jan 6 12:38 AM ET (0538 GMT)
Gas giant planets around other stars may be more plentiful than previously believed. In a paper published in the journal Nature, European and American scientists...

Mir's endgame confirmed
Posted: Fri, Jan 5 10:45 PM ET (0345 GMT)
Russia is moving forward with plans to deorbit the Mir space station next month. Russian media reported Friday that Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov signed a...

NASA announces Discovery mission finalists
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 11:31 PM ET (0431 GMT)
NASA has selected proposals to study asteroids, Jupiter, and extrasolar planets as the finalists for the next Discovery-class planetary science mission, the space agency...

More consolidation at
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:44 PM ET (1844 GMT)
Space news and content company is closing an office and laying off several people, according to various reports this week. The New York-...

Atlantis rolled out to launch pad
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:24 PM ET (1824 GMT)
The space shuttle Atlantis was moved to launch pad 39A Wednesday, a day later than planned after a transporter malfunctioned Tuesday. The shuttle, attached to...

Gas cloud could alter galaxy formation theories
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 11:38 AM ET (1638 GMT)
The discovery of a massive gas cloud around a distant, young galaxy could reshape existing theories of galaxy formations, astronomers reported Wednesday. In a paper...

Atlantis rollout stopped, delayed
Posted: Tue, Jan 2 10:13 PM ET (0313 GMT)
The rollout of the shuttle Atlantis was stopped early Tuesday after a problem developed with the transporter moving the stack to the launch pad. The...

Second Shenzhou launch imminent?
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 11:39 PM ET (0439 GMT)
China may conduct the second test launch of a manned spacecraft in early January, several sources claimed recently. Go Taikonauts, a web site that covers...

UK to fund Spaceguard telescope
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 11:21 PM ET (0421 GMT)
The British government is expected to announce plans to build a telescope dedicated to the search for near-Earth objects (NEOs), a British newspaper reported...

news in brief
Atlas 5 launches GOES-S weather satellite
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 2:11 PM ET (1911 GMT)

GAO warns of more JWST delays
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 2:08 PM ET (1908 GMT)

Soyuz returns crew to Earth
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 2:03 PM ET (1903 GMT)

news links
Friday, March 16
Kevin Jenkins: Why space is still the place
New Zealand Herald — 5:19 am ET (0919 GMT)
Cal Poly Engineering Students Assist NASA MarCO CubeSat Flight to Mars
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — 5:18 am ET (0918 GMT)

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