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Mir reentry scheduled for March 6
Posted: Fri, Jan 12 6:31 PM ET (2331 GMT)
Russian officials announced Friday that they plan to deorbit the Mir space station on March 6, SPACE.com reported. An unpiloted Progress spacecraft is scheduled...

Stardust can see clearly now, the contamination is gone
Posted: Fri, Jan 12 4:41 PM ET (2141 GMT)
NASA reported Thursday that efforts to remove contamination that had fogged a camera on the comet-bound Stardust spacecraft had succeeded. Engineers had spent the...

Commission calls for increased U.S. defense emphasis on space
Posted: Fri, Jan 12 2:09 PM ET (1909 GMT)
The United States needs to do more to protect its space-related interests, an independent commission concluded in a report issued Thursday. The report noted...

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...



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)

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Wednesday, November 22
New project puts Denmark firmly on the space map
Copenhagen Post — 1:16 am ET (0616 GMT)


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