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Endeavour docks with station
Posted: Sat, Apr 21 11:58 AM ET (1558 GMT)
The space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station Saturday morning, beginning its week-long stay at the orbiting outpost. The shuttle docked at...

NASA dropping opposition to Tito flight
Posted: Sat, Apr 21 12:52 AM ET (0452 GMT)
NASA has all but agreed to allow California businessman Dennis Tito to fly to the International Space Station late this month on a Russian spacecraft,...

NASA and Italy announce ISS hab module agreement
Updated: Thu, Apr 19 6:45 PM ET (2245 GMT)
Originally Posted: Thu, Apr 19 10:50 AM ET (1450 GMT)
NASA and its Italian counterpart, ASI, announced Thursday an agreement to begin a detailed study of a proposed Italian-built habitation module for the International...

Endeavour lifts off on mission STS-100
Posted: Thu, Apr 19 3:54 PM ET (1954 GMT)
The space shuttle Endeavour successfully lifted off Thursday afternoon on a mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour lifted off on schedule from the Kennedy...

Countdown to STS-100 launch continues smoothly
Posted: Thu, Apr 19 10:56 AM ET (1456 GMT)
The countdown to Thursday afternoon's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour continues with few problems reported. Launch of Endeavour on mission STS-100 is...

India launches GSLV
Posted: Wed, Apr 18 8:29 AM ET (1229 GMT)
India's space agency successfully launched a new, more powerful launch vehicle early Wednesday, three weeks after a last-second launch abort. The first Geosynchronous...

Still no final decision on Tito
Posted: Tue, Apr 17 10:26 PM ET (0226 GMT)
A meeting of International Space Station partners to discuss space tourist Dennis Tito's upcoming flight to the station was unexpectedly postponed Tuesday, putting off...

Orbital tightens belt, looks for new X-34 partner
Posted: Tue, Apr 17 2:51 PM ET (1851 GMT)
Orbital Sciences Corporation, facing huge losses, said Tuesday it will accelerate plans to streamline the company by shedding non-core businesses. The company reported a...

STS-100 countdown begins
Posted: Tue, Apr 17 9:39 AM ET (1339 GMT)
The countdown towards Thursday's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour began Monday evening. Countdown clocks started at the T-43 hour mark at 6...

Sun produces another powerful solar flare
Posted: Sun, Apr 15 8:24 PM ET (0024 GMT)
A powerful solar flare recorded Sunday should not pose a major threat to the Earth despite being one of the strongest ever recorded. The flare...

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
Wednesday, March 21
Why Did Swarm Launch Its Rogue Satellites?
IEEE Spectrum — 6:19 am ET (1019 GMT)
Giant disco ball to plummet back to Earth
CNN — 6:17 am ET (1017 GMT)

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