News briefs: August 15
Posted: Fri, Aug 16 8:16 AM ET (1216 GMT)
EchoStar reported a second-quarter profit on Thursday. The direct television broadcaster said it recorded a profit of $37 million, or $.08 a share, in...
Bass space flight training suspended
Posted: Thu, Aug 15 2:03 PM ET (1803 GMT)
The Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos has suspended the training would-be space tourist Lance Bass had been undergoing because of a lack of funding, according...
Contact lost with CONTOUR spacecraft
Posted: Thu, Aug 15 10:42 AM ET (1442 GMT)
CONTOUR project officials said Thursday morning that they have lost contact with the spacecraft hours after it was scheduled to perform a critical maneuver. CONTOUR...
News briefs: August 14
Posted: Thu, Aug 15 10:33 AM ET (1433 GMT)
An armchair astronomer has discovered a comet in images taken by the SOHO spacecraft, the 500th comet spotted by the solar observing spacecraft. Rainer Kracht,...
Business briefs: August 14
Posted: Thu, Aug 15 10:18 AM ET (1418 GMT)
Stock in two satellite companies dropped sharply Wednesday. Sirius Satellite Radio shares fell 44 percent to close at just $0.76 as investors reacted to...
More doubts about Bass space flight
Posted: Wed, Aug 14 2:20 PM ET (1820 GMT)
Russia has raised doubts that it will include pop star Lance Bass on the crew of a Soyuz taxi flight set for launch in October,...
NASA replaces pilot of future shuttle mission
Updated: Wed, Aug 14 1:49 PM ET (1749 GMT)
Originally Posted: Wed, Aug 14 8:42 AM ET (1242 GMT)
The pilot of a shuttle mission scheduled for launch in November has been replaced for health reasons, SPACE.com reported Tuesday. Gus Loria was scheduled...
News briefs: August 13
Posted: Wed, Aug 14 7:45 AM ET (1145 GMT)
Frederick Gregory was officially sworn in Monday as the agency's new deputy administrator, NASA announced Tuesday. Gregory's nomination to the post was confirmed...
Business briefs: August 13
Posted: Wed, Aug 14 7:32 AM ET (1132 GMT)
Sirius Satellite Radio announced Tuesday a net loss of $124.6 million in its fiscal second quarter. The company said while it continues to lose...
Crawler problem could delay Atlantis launch
Posted: Tue, Aug 13 9:05 AM ET (1305 GMT)
Cracked bearings discovered in the two "crawlers" used to transport the shuttle to the launch pad could delay next month's launch of the shuttle...
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