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SETI@home back online
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 4:59 PM ET (2159 GMT)
The SETI@home project's connection to the Internet was restored Saturday afternoon after an outage of more than four days. The SETI@home servers...

Pluto mission not dead yet
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 11:00 AM ET (1600 GMT)
NASA will comply with a Congressional request to keep open a competition for a Pluto mission despite a lack of funding for such a mission...

US government to help Russia deorbit Mir
Posted: Fri, Mar 2 6:43 PM ET (2343 GMT)
The US government will provide data to help Russia when it deorbits the Mir space station later this month, the State Department announced Friday. The...

NASA kills X-33 and X-34 programs
Updated: Thu, Mar 1 11:53 PM ET (0453 GMT)
Originally Posted: Thu, Mar 1 5:21 PM ET (2221 GMT)
NASA announced Thursday that the X-33 and X-34 launch vehicle technology programs would not be funded by the agency's Space Launch Initiative (...

NEAR mission comes to an end
Posted: Thu, Mar 1 10:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Shoemaker mission ended Wednesday night with the last transmission of data from the surface of the asteroid Eros....

Rumor: X-33 on verge of cancellation?
Posted: Thu, Mar 1 12:38 AM ET (0538 GMT)
NASA's X-33 experimental vehicle could be cancelled as early as Thursday, according to various unconfirmed reports. NASA Watch reported Wednesday evening that a...

Cable problem temporarily shuts down SETI@home
Posted: Wed, Feb 28 7:25 PM ET (0025 GMT)
A cut fiber optic cable has cut off the servers used by the SETI@home project from the rest of the Internet, keeping more than...

President offers $14.5 billion NASA budget for FY 2002
Posted: Wed, Feb 28 12:57 PM ET (1757 GMT)
President Bush's fiscal year 2002 budget proposal released Wednesday morning calls for $14.5 billion for NASA, a small increase over the current 2001...

Progress docks with ISS
Posted: Wed, Feb 28 10:00 AM ET (1500 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station early this morning. The Progress M-44 spacecraft, launched early Monday from Baikonur, docked...

Titan 4 launches Milstar satellite
Updated: Wed, Feb 28 7:22 AM ET (1222 GMT)
Originally Posted: Tue, Feb 27 6:11 PM ET (2311 GMT)
A Titan 4B booster successfully launched a Milstar military communications satellite Tuesday afternoon from Florida. The booster lifted off from Launch Complex 40 of the...

news in brief
Soyuz sends new crew to ISS
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:06 PM ET (2206 GMT)

NASA selects winners in CLPS competition
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:04 PM ET (2204 GMT)

Rocket launches Russian military satellites
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:02 PM ET (2202 GMT)

news links
Sunday, December 9
Japan-India 'Space Dialogue' to include surveillance sharing
Nikkei Asian Review — 7:13 am ET (1213 GMT)

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