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Discovery lifts off on STS-102 mission
Posted: Thu, Mar 8 8:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery lifted off Thursday morning on a mission to replace the crew of the International Space Station. Mission STS-102 got underway...

Mir update: delays, insurance, and bacteria
Posted: Wed, Mar 7 12:25 PM ET (1725 GMT)
While the date for the reentry of the Russian space station Mir is pushed back again, worries about the station's demise — both rational...

Companies continue work on commercial ISS module
Posted: Tue, Mar 6 11:32 AM ET (1632 GMT)
Russian aerospace company Energia and American firm SPACEHAB have completed the design for a commercial module for the International Space Agency, while Russian space agency...

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 (...



news in brief
China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:44 PM ET (2244 GMT)

Arianespace plans a record number of launches in 2018
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:43 PM ET (2243 GMT)

Orbital ATK wins Galaxy 30 order
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:42 PM ET (2242 GMT)

news links
Saturday, January 20
The new space race
The Economist — 9:47 am ET (1447 GMT)
No launch for Rocket Lab today
Hawke's Bay (NZ) Today — 9:44 am ET (1444 GMT)
Rocket Lab forced to abort launch again
NZCity — 9:43 am ET (1443 GMT)
Rocket Lab second test called off for today
Radio New Zealand — 9:43 am ET (1443 GMT)


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