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Two shuttles return to Florida
Posted: Tue, Mar 6 10:52 AM ET (1552 GMT)
For the first time in the history of the shuttle program on Monday two orbiters arrived at Cape Canaveral by plane on the same day....

Countdown begins for STS-102 launch
Posted: Mon, Mar 5 12:52 PM ET (1752 GMT)
The countdown for Thursday's launch of the shuttle Discovery on mission STS-102 got underway Monday morning. Countdown clocks started running at 10:00...

No agreement reached yet for Tito's flight
Posted: Sun, Mar 4 12:21 PM ET (1721 GMT)
American and Russian space agency officials have yet to reach an agreement that would allow California millionaire Dennis Tito to fly to the International Space...

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...



news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Thursday, November 16
Delta II rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB rescheduled for early Saturday morning
KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA — 12:03 am ET (0503 GMT)
Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit scores Department of Defense deal
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram — 12:02 am ET (0502 GMT)


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