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Soyuz launches Russian military satellite
Posted: Wed, May 30 10:45 AM ET (1445 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a classified Russian military spacecraft Tuesday evening from Plesetsk. The Soyuz lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at...

Panel urges NASA to begin Mars sample quarantine preparations
Posted: Wed, May 30 10:32 AM ET (1432 GMT)
A report published Tuesday recommends that NASA start work now on a containment facility to handle Martian samples returned by missions that are still more...

Canada considering Mars mission
Posted: Tue, May 29 8:03 AM ET (1203 GMT)
The Canadian Space Agency is considering mounting its own robotic mission to Mars late this decade, the online publication SpaceRef reported this weekend. CSA executive...

Galileo successfully completes Callisto flyby
Posted: Fri, May 25 11:07 PM ET (0307 GMT)
The Galileo spacecraft flew by Jupiter's moon Callisto early Friday, its camera apparently working after problems earlier in the week. Galileo passed 138 km...

Tile problems push back next shuttle launch to June 20
Posted: Fri, May 25 11:18 AM ET (1518 GMT)
Continued work to dry a number of wet thermal protection tiles will delay the next shuttle launch until at least June 20, shuttle managers said...

Astronaut dies of injuries from plane crash
Posted: Fri, May 25 11:04 AM ET (1504 GMT)
NASA astronaut Patricia Hilliard Robertson died late Thursday, two days after sustaining critical injuries in a small plane crash. Robertson was severely burned when the...

Galileo camera glitch may hamper Callisto flyby
Posted: Thu, May 24 10:58 PM ET (0258 GMT)
An apparent problem with the camera on the Galileo spacecraft may prevent it from taking some or all of images scientists had planned of the...

SpaceVest closes latest venture fund
Posted: Thu, May 24 6:43 PM ET (2243 GMT)
Venture capital firm SpaceVest has made the first closing on its latest venture fund, the online publication VentureWire reported Thursday. SpaceVest made the first closing...

Tile problem to delay next shuttle launch
Posted: Thu, May 24 10:08 AM ET (1408 GMT)
Wet tiles on the space shuttle Atlantis will force NASA to delay its launch next month by at least a few days, agency officials announced...

Astronaut critically injured in plane crash
Posted: Thu, May 24 9:56 AM ET (1356 GMT)
A NASA astronaut was critically injured when the small plane she was flying in crashed near Houston late Tuesday. Patricia Hilliard Robertson was severely burned...



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
Tuesday, May 22
Every 202,500 Years, Earth Wanders in a New Direction
New York Times — 6:13 am ET (1013 GMT)
Alien Asteroids Are Here, Scientists Say. Get Used to Them.
New York Times — 6:12 am ET (1012 GMT)
Antares launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft to ISS
Space News — 6:08 am ET (1008 GMT)


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