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Soyuz launches Progress cargo spacecraft for ISS
Posted: Mon, May 21 1:07 PM ET (1707 GMT)
A Russian Soyuz booster successfully launched a Progress spacecraft carrying supplies for the International Space Station late Sunday. The Soyuz lifted off from Baikonur at...

X-40A completes test flights
Posted: Mon, May 21 11:16 AM ET (1516 GMT)
The X-40A experimental vehicle completed its NASA-run series of test flights with a seventh and final drop test on Saturday. The X-40A...

Delta 2 launches experimental military satellite
Posted: Fri, May 18 4:58 PM ET (2058 GMT)
A Boeing Delta 2 successfully launched an experimental military spacecraft Friday afternoon. The Delta 2 lifted off from Pad 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force...

Report: Energia considering Soyuz tourist flights
Posted: Fri, May 18 12:55 PM ET (1655 GMT)
Russian aerospace company Energia is considering selling flights on Soyuz spacecraft to would-be space tourists, CNN and reported Thursday. The reports said...

NASA announces $767 million in SLI contract awards
Posted: Thu, May 17 7:08 PM ET (2308 GMT)
NASA announced Thursday that it awarded contracts worth up to $767 million to 22 companies and universities as the first major step in the agency'...

Gas spheres from star puzzle astronomers
Posted: Thu, May 17 10:04 AM ET (1404 GMT)
Astronomers reported Wednesday that a young star is ejecting spheres of gas in a manner not predicted by any model of star formation. Data collected...

X-40A drop tests wind down
Posted: Thu, May 17 9:50 AM ET (1350 GMT)
A series of drop tests of the X-40A approached its conclusion Wednesday with the sixth successful drop test of the experimental vehicle. The X-...

Technical issue delays Delta launch one day
Posted: Wed, May 16 3:40 PM ET (1940 GMT)
Replacement of a potentially faulty set of hoses has delayed Thursday's launch of an experimental military satellite on a Delta 2 by one day....

Earnings season: Globalstar, Orbital, SpaceDev report quarterly losses
Posted: Wed, May 16 11:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)
Three companies in various areas of the space business reported quarterly losses Tuesday, leading one company CEO to resign. Satellite communications company Globalstar reported a $...

Proton launches American communications satellite
Posted: Tue, May 15 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)
A Russian Proton rocket successfully launched an American communications satellite Monday night. The Proton-K booster lifted off at 9:11 pm EDT (0111 GMT...

news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Thursday, July 19
Astronauts, Your Ride’s Here!
Air & Space — 1:20 am ET (0520 GMT)
Vandenberg Air Force Base transitions to Combined Space Operations Center
KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA — 1:18 am ET (0518 GMT)
Updates on GLXP teams from Israel, India and Japan
SpaceTech Asia — 1:17 am ET (0517 GMT)

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