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Spacewalkers install robot arm on station
Posted: Sun, Apr 22 6:56 PM ET (2256 GMT)
Two astronauts successfully installed a Canadian-built robotic arm on the exterior of the International Space Station during a spacewalk Sunday. The primary purpose of...

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...



news in brief
Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 13
Comment: Is Rocket Lab even a New Zealand company?
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) — 6:34 am ET (1134 GMT)
Rocket Lab Debuts Low-Cost Rocket in First Commercial Launch
Popular Mechanics — 6:33 am ET (1133 GMT)
Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs
AFP — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)
Fleet Space sends Australia's first commercial mini-satellites into orbit
Business News Australia — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)


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