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Sea Launch places radio satellite in orbit
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 7:51 PM ET (0051 GMT)
A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL booster launched a commercial radio broadcast satellite Sunday afternoon. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 5:33 pm EST (...

Leonardo returned to shuttle after computer concerns addressed
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 10:45 AM ET (1545 GMT)
The Leonardo cargo module was moved from the International Space Station back into the shuttle Discovery's cargo bay early Sunday. The module was undocked...

Boeing to cut 400 space station jobs
Posted: Sat, Mar 17 10:40 AM ET (1540 GMT)
Boeing plans to lay off 400 space station workers in Huntsville, Alabama, because of cuts to the program, an article published Saturday announced. The Huntsville...

STS-102 mission extended a day
Posted: Fri, Mar 16 7:42 AM ET (1242 GMT)
NASA announced late Thursday that the space shuttle Discovery will remain docked to the International Space Station an extra day to give crews additional time...

Galileo mission extended one last time; mission end set for August 2003
Posted: Thu, Mar 15 9:34 PM ET (0234 GMT)
NASA granted the Galileo spacecraft a third and final mission extension Thursday, continuing the mission for nearly two and a half more years. The extended...

Walker not interested in NASA top job
Posted: Thu, Mar 15 2:23 PM ET (1923 GMT)
Former Congressman Robert Walker said Thursday he has no interest in becoming NASA administrator. Speaking at a commercial space conference at the Cato Institute in...

X-40A passes drop test
Posted: Thu, Mar 15 12:32 PM ET (1732 GMT)
An Air Force experimental vehicle, on loan to NASA, successfully completed the first in a series of drop tests from a helicopter Wednesday. The X-...

Mir deorbit rescheduled for March 22
Posted: Wed, Mar 14 7:00 PM ET (0000 GMT)
Russian officials said Wednesday they now plan to bring down the Mir space station on March 22, two days later than prior estimates. Rosaviakosmos officials,...

Chandra observations reveal black holes commonplace in early universe
Posted: Wed, Mar 14 11:35 AM ET (1635 GMT)
New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory released Tuesday has shown that black holes were commonplace and active in the early universe. Two...

ISS crew transfer completed
Posted: Wed, Mar 14 9:44 AM ET (1444 GMT)
The complete Expedition Two crew is now aboard the International Space Station after astronaut Susan Helms moved aboard the station early Wednesday. Helms officially transferred...



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 23
Cover Story: The ultimate frontier market
The Edge Daily (Malaysia) — 1:58 am ET (0658 GMT)
Next-generation weather satellite in orbit, gets new name
Huntsville Times — 1:56 am ET (0656 GMT)
Successful First International Moon Village Workshop at ISU
International Space University — 1:53 am ET (0653 GMT)
The Short Life and Death of a Space Tourism Company
Air & Space — 1:51 am ET (0651 GMT)
Building for a Future in Space
University College Dublin Observer — 1:47 am ET (0647 GMT)


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