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New NASA administrator? Not so fast
Posted: Mon, Jan 8 11:00 PM ET (0400 GMT)
Despite media predictions to the contrary, President-elect George W. Bush did not name his pick to lead NASA on Monday. CNN Headline News had...

Sea Launch, Ariane flights delayed
Posted: Mon, Jan 8 10:49 PM ET (0349 GMT)
Two launches scheduled for within an hour of one another were both scrubbed late Monday. An Ariane 4 launch scheduled for between 5:08 and...

Ten more moons of Jupiter discovered
Posted: Mon, Jan 8 12:08 AM ET (0508 GMT)
Astronomers announced Friday the discovery of ten more moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, bringing the giant planet's total to 28. The moons were found...

Shenzhou-2 launch this week?
Posted: Sun, Jan 7 8:54 PM ET (0154 GMT)
There are more signs that China will conduct the second test flight of a prototype of a piloted spacecraft this month, possibly this week. The...

Making planets just got easier
Posted: Sat, Jan 6 12:38 AM ET (0538 GMT)
Gas giant planets around other stars may be more plentiful than previously believed. In a paper published in the journal Nature, European and American scientists...

Mir's endgame confirmed
Posted: Fri, Jan 5 10:45 PM ET (0345 GMT)
Russia is moving forward with plans to deorbit the Mir space station next month. Russian media reported Friday that Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov signed a...

NASA announces Discovery mission finalists
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 11:31 PM ET (0431 GMT)
NASA has selected proposals to study asteroids, Jupiter, and extrasolar planets as the finalists for the next Discovery-class planetary science mission, the space agency...

More consolidation at SPACE.com
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:44 PM ET (1844 GMT)
Space news and content company SPACE.com is closing an office and laying off several people, according to various reports this week. The New York-...

Atlantis rolled out to launch pad
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:24 PM ET (1824 GMT)
The space shuttle Atlantis was moved to launch pad 39A Wednesday, a day later than planned after a transporter malfunctioned Tuesday. The shuttle, attached to...

Gas cloud could alter galaxy formation theories
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 11:38 AM ET (1638 GMT)
The discovery of a massive gas cloud around a distant, young galaxy could reshape existing theories of galaxy formations, astronomers reported Wednesday. In a paper...



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
Wednesday, January 17
What’s causing SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy delays?
Teslarati — 5:40 am ET (1040 GMT)
SpaceX Falcon Heavy test fire moves, again
WKMG-TV — 5:39 am ET (1039 GMT)


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