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New observations support Big Bang models
Posted: Mon, Sep 23 10:20 AM ET (1420 GMT)
Data from a telescope at the South Pole has provided the latest evidence in support of current models for the Big Bang formation of the...

No charges filed against Aldrin
Posted: Sat, Sep 21 11:40 AM ET (1540 GMT)
Los Angeles prosecutors decided Friday not to file assault charges against former astronaut Buzz Aldrin for punching a man earlier this month who claimed that...

Bass resumes training, could fly in 2003
Posted: Sat, Sep 21 11:23 AM ET (1523 GMT)
Pop star Lance Bass resumed training in Russia this week for a future space flight, although a bid to be a tourist on next month'...

Sea Launch considering Baikonur launch options
Posted: Fri, Sep 20 9:01 PM ET (0101 GMT)
The multinational Sea Launch consortium is considering launching rockets from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, reported Friday. Boeing Launch Services president Jim Maser...

CNES director-general resigns
Posted: Fri, Sep 20 10:44 AM ET (1444 GMT)
The director-general of the French space agency CNES announced his resignation Thursday in order to pursue another post. Gerard Brachet will step down from...

Beagle 2 could miss Mars Express launch
Posted: Fri, Sep 20 8:11 AM ET (1211 GMT)
Britain's Beagle 2 Mars lander is in danger of missing its ride to Mars next year on ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, according to...

Hubbard named new NASA Ames director
Posted: Thu, Sep 19 8:08 PM ET (0008 GMT)
NASA selected Scott Hubbard as the new director of the Ames Research Center in California on Thursday. Hubbard succeeds Henry McDonald, whon is stepping down...

O'Keefe disapproved handling of CLCS shutdown
Posted: Thu, Sep 19 7:56 PM ET (2356 GMT)
NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe said Wednesday that he was disappointed in the way employees at the Kennedy Space Center were told this week that...

NRC report criticizes ISS science
Posted: Thu, Sep 19 10:36 AM ET (1436 GMT)
A report issued Wednesday by the National Research Council sharply criticized the scientific plans of the International Space Station, noting that the orbiting facility currently...

Astronomers detect water on exoplanets
Posted: Thu, Sep 19 10:21 AM ET (1421 GMT)
Astronomers announced this week that they have detected evidence of water in the atmospheres of several extrasolar planets. Italian scientists used a radio telescope to...

news in brief
Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)

news links
Friday, November 16
Pentagon says Space Force could cost less than $5 billion
Washington Examiner — 6:56 am ET (1156 GMT)

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