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NASA, Boeing in dispute over faulty spacecraft
Posted: Sat, Jul 7 11:27 AM ET (1527 GMT)
NASA and Boeing are locked in a contractual dispute about a malfunctioning communications spacecraft according to an Aviation Week article published online Friday. The article...

Challenger debris auction cancelled
Posted: Fri, Jul 6 11:10 AM ET (1510 GMT)
The auction of a piece of debris allegedly from the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger was cancelled late Thursday night. The online publication collectSPACE...

Giant Kuiper Belt object discovered
Posted: Thu, Jul 5 3:11 PM ET (1911 GMT)
Astronomers announced earlier this week that they have discovered an object in the distant Kuiper Belt that could be larger than Pluto's moon, Charon....

NASDA announces launch date for first H-2A
Posted: Wed, Jul 4 11:19 AM ET (1519 GMT)
The Japanese space agency NASDA announced Wednesday it is planning to launch its new H-2A booster on its maiden flight late next month. Officials...

X-38 drop test delayed until next week
Posted: Wed, Jul 4 10:57 AM ET (1457 GMT)
A planned drop test of the X-38 experimental vehicle, delayed last week, will not take place until next week, according to NASA officials. The...

European-Russian deal opens door for Soyuz launches from Kourou
Posted: Tue, Jul 3 10:04 AM ET (1404 GMT)
An agreement signed Monday between a European company and Rosaviakosmos raises the possibility that Russian Soyuz rockets may one day launch from the spaceport in...

Discovery rolls out to launch pad for STS-105 mission
Posted: Tue, Jul 3 9:44 AM ET (1344 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery was rolled out to the launch pad Monday in preparation for its mission to the International Space Station next month. It...

Delta launches MAP spacecraft
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 5:22 PM ET (2122 GMT)
A Delta 2 successfully launched a NASA astronomy spacecraft Saturday afternoon. The Delta 2 lifted off on schedule at 3:46 pm EDT (1946 GMT)...

ISS budget overruns increase, more cuts planned
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 12:06 PM ET (1606 GMT)
The budget overrun for NASA's portion of the International Space Station has increased by about $800 million, prompting a new round of cuts, space...

NASA, ESA confirm plans to revise Cassini mission
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 11:30 AM ET (1530 GMT)
The Cassini mission to Saturn will be altered slightly to handle problems with the Huygens drop probe, NASA and ESA officials confirmed Friday. The deployment...

news in brief
SpaceShipTwo reaches edge of space on latest test flight
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:38 PM ET (1738 GMT)

Russian cosmonauts perform arduous spacewalk to inspect Soyuz
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:36 PM ET (1736 GMT)

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:35 PM ET (1735 GMT)

news links
Saturday, January 19
Joshua Sokol Wins David N. Schramm Science Journalism Award
American Astronomical Society — 5:06 pm ET (2206 GMT)

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