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News briefs: August 23
Posted: Sat, Aug 24 11:45 AM ET (1545 GMT)
Lance Bass apparently has an extra week to round up the funding to fly on a Soyuz taxi mission in October. Bass is scheduled to...

News briefs: August 22
Posted: Fri, Aug 23 8:17 AM ET (1217 GMT)
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Thursday that it had completed the sale of $135 million in bank notes that the company announced earlier this month. The...

Science briefs: August 22
Posted: Fri, Aug 23 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)
Scientists have found evidence that an asteroid collided with the Earth nearly 3.5 billion years ago. Rocks in South Africa and Australia contain spherules...

Lance Bass faces Friday funding deadline
Posted: Fri, Aug 23 7:42 AM ET (1142 GMT)
There is as yet no clear indication whether pop star Lance Bass will be able to make a Friday deadline for a key payment for...

Proton launches EchoStar 8
Posted: Thu, Aug 22 9:05 AM ET (1305 GMT)
A Proton launch vehicle successfully placed the EchoStar 8 satellite into orbit early Thursday. The Proton-K lifted off at 1:15 am EDT (0515...

News briefs: August 22
Posted: Thu, Aug 22 7:54 AM ET (1154 GMT)
NASA has yet to detect a signal from the CONTOUR spacecraft a week after the engine burn that triggered its silence, further reducing hopes that...

Maiden Atlas 5 launch a success
Posted: Wed, Aug 21 9:46 PM ET (0146 GMT)
The inaugural flight of the Atlas 5 booster was declared a success late Wednesday when it successfully launched a communications satellite. The Atlas 5 lifted...

Winds delay Proton launch again
Posted: Wed, Aug 21 8:57 AM ET (1257 GMT)
High winds delayed the launch of a Proton booster carrying an American television broadcasting satellite early Wednesday for the second straight day. The Proton-K...

News briefs: August 20
Posted: Wed, Aug 21 8:03 AM ET (1203 GMT)
The US Air Force has delayed a request for proposals for the next generation of GPS satellites, Aerospace Daily reported Tuesday. The Air Force had...

Winds delay Proton launch
Posted: Tue, Aug 20 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)
High winds caused delayed the launch of a Proton booster carrying an American television broadcasting satellite early Tuesday. The Proton-K was scheduled to lift...

news in brief
Union accepts contract to end ULA strike
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:41 PM ET (1741 GMT)

Contamination found in SLS core stage tubing
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:40 PM ET (1740 GMT)

Appropriators pass NASA spending bill that funds WFIRST
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:39 PM ET (1739 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, May 22
Every 202,500 Years, Earth Wanders in a New Direction
New York Times — 6:13 am ET (1013 GMT)
Alien Asteroids Are Here, Scientists Say. Get Used to Them.
New York Times — 6:12 am ET (1012 GMT)

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