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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
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:44 PM ET (1844 GMT)
Space news and content company 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
ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)

British commercial space bill becomes law
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 11:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

news links
Sunday, March 18
UChicago activities at Yerkes Observatory to end in 2018
Univ. of Chicago — 1:13 pm ET (1713 GMT)
1.24 Million Euros for Early Universe Research
Albert Einstein Institute — 1:10 pm ET (1710 GMT)
Mysterious signal comes from very old stars at centre of our galaxy
Australian National University — 1:09 pm ET (1709 GMT)

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