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Report: control system malfunction caused Tsiklon 3 failure
Posted: Thu, Jan 11 3:42 PM ET (2042 GMT)
A control system failure caused the third stage of a Tsiklon 3 booster to prematurely shut down several minutes after launch last month, preventing its...

Shuttle cleared for January 19 launch
Posted: Thu, Jan 11 1:50 PM ET (1850 GMT)
NASA approved plans Wednesday to launch the space shuttle Atlantis next week on a mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle managers gave the green...

Brand new millennium, same old ignorance
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 11:16 PM ET (0416 GMT)
One would think that by the dawn of the 21st century, humanity would be enlightened enough to recognize that eclipses are just a matter of...

Ariane launches rocket; Arianespace reports financial setback
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 10:38 PM ET (0338 GMT)
After two days of weather delays, an Ariane 4 successfully launched a communications satellite Wednesday evening. The Ariane 44P lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana...

More extrasolar planets discovered
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 12:35 AM ET (0535 GMT)
Astronomers announced Tuesday the discovery two more extrasolar planets, including one more massive than any planet yet discovered. A team led by veteran planet discoverer...

Weather delays Ariane again; Sea Launch pushed back to late February
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 12:23 AM ET (0523 GMT)
An Ariane 4 booster scheduled for launch Tuesday was delayed for the second consecutive day by high winds above the Kourou, French Guiana launch site....

China Launches Shenzhou-2
Posted: Tue, Jan 9 5:17 PM ET (2217 GMT)
A Chinese rocket has launched Shenzhou-2, the second test flight of the prototype a piloted spacecraft. The Long March 2F spacecraft launched the spacecraft...

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...



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
Tuesday, November 21
America’s ‘Booster Belt’ – Part One
SpaceFlight Insider — 1:06 am ET (0606 GMT)
First Known Interstellar Visitor is an “Oddball”
Gemini Obs. — 1:05 am ET (0605 GMT)
Space dust may transport life between worlds
Univ. of Edinburgh — 1:05 am ET (0605 GMT)


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