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Glitches hit two communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Apr 24 11:03 AM ET (1503 GMT)
A pair of unrelated technical problems temporarily disabled two communications satellites over the weekend. PanAmSat announced Monday that its Galaxy 3R communications satellite lost its...

Busy day on ISS as astronauts prepare for second spacewalk
Posted: Tue, Apr 24 9:47 AM ET (1347 GMT)
The crews of the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station met for the first time on Monday as part of a busy day...

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...



news in brief
Union accepts contract to end ULA strike
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:41 PM ET (1741 GMT)

Contamination found in SLS core stage tubing
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:40 PM ET (1740 GMT)

Appropriators pass NASA spending bill that funds WFIRST
Posted: Sun, May 20 1:39 PM ET (1739 GMT)

news links
Thursday, May 24
Tory Bruno, the Other Rocket Man
Air & Space — 5:46 am ET (0946 GMT)
Eugene Parker’s Journey to the Sun
Air & Space — 5:46 am ET (0946 GMT)
Bezos offers moon to space agency
InnovationAus.com — 5:43 am ET (0943 GMT)


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