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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

"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
Thursday, November 23
Cover Story: The ultimate frontier market
The Edge Daily (Malaysia) — 1:58 am ET (0658 GMT)
Next-generation weather satellite in orbit, gets new name
Huntsville Times — 1:56 am ET (0656 GMT)
Successful First International Moon Village Workshop at ISU
International Space University — 1:53 am ET (0653 GMT)
The Short Life and Death of a Space Tourism Company
Air & Space — 1:51 am ET (0651 GMT)
Building for a Future in Space
University College Dublin Observer — 1:47 am ET (0647 GMT)


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