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Wiring problems delay shuttle launch until February
Posted: Tue, Jan 16 8:16 AM ET (1316 GMT)
This Friday's launch of the shuttle Atlantis has been pushed back until at least early February to investigate potential wiring problems with the shuttle'...

Stardust completes Earth flyby
Posted: Mon, Jan 15 4:36 PM ET (2136 GMT)
NASA's Stardust spacecraft made a gravity-assist swingby of Earth early Monday en route to comet Wild-2. The spacecraft came 6,012 km...

More details about Shenzhou-2 emerge
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 6:54 PM ET (2354 GMT)
Five days after its launch, more details about China's Shenzhou-2 spacecraft and its mission have been revealed. Chinese officials say the spacecraft will...

A new contestant in the space flight game show race?
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 6:16 PM ET (2316 GMT)
The venerable BBC may be the latest network to show interest in space flight game shows, according to a British newspaper report Sunday. The Independent...

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...



news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Sunday, February 18
SpaceX reschedules satellite launch for Wednesday
Los Angeles Times — 8:10 am ET (1310 GMT)
Forget countries, take an affordable space holiday soon
Khaleej Times — 8:08 am ET (1308 GMT)


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