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Russia proposes lunar space tourist flight
Updated: Wed, Jul 27 11:01 AM ET (1501 GMT)
Originally Posted: Wed, Jul 27 8:20 AM ET (1220 GMT)
The Russian space agency Roskosmos and aerospace company Energia have proposed flying a Soyuz mission around the Moon if they are able to find a...

Shuttle Discovery launches
Posted: Tue, Jul 26 12:50 PM ET (1650 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery lifted off on schedule Tuesday morning on the first shuttle mission since the Columbia accident nearly two and a half years...

Planetary Society planning another solar sail
Posted: Tue, Jul 26 8:53 AM ET (1253 GMT)
The Planetary Society is contemplating building and launching another solar sail after the launch of its first such spacecraft, Cosmos 1, failed last month. Aerospace...

NASA ready for Tuesday shuttle launch attempt
Posted: Mon, Jul 25 1:47 PM ET (1747 GMT)
NASA shuttle managers gave their approve late Sunday for Tuesday morning's launch of Discovery on the first post-Columbia mission, despite the lack of...

House passes NASA authorization bill
Posted: Sat, Jul 23 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)
The US House of Representatives passed a NASA authorization bill Friday that formally endorsed the agency's Vision for Space Exploration. The House passed the...

Study finds Mars has been cold for 4 billion years
Posted: Sat, Jul 23 11:01 AM ET (1501 GMT)
An analysis of meteorites of Mars has led scientists to conclude that the planet was too cold to support liquid water for the last four...

Report: NASA cancels Mars telecom orbiter mission
Posted: Fri, Jul 22 10:38 AM ET (1438 GMT)
NASA has cancelled plans to build a communications satellite that would orbit Mars and serve as a relay for future missions, a Denver newspaper reported...

Astrium wins SES Astra satellite contract
Posted: Fri, Jul 22 10:25 AM ET (1425 GMT)
European satellite manufacturer EADS Astrium announced Thursday that it won a contract from satellite operator SES Astra to build a new communications satellite. Astrium will...

Orbital reports drop in net income
Posted: Fri, Jul 22 10:16 AM ET (1416 GMT)
Orbital Sciences Corporation had a drop in its net income even as revenues and operating income remained steady, the company announced Wednesday. In its fiscal...

NASA reschedules STS-114 launch for July 26
Posted: Thu, Jul 21 10:32 AM ET (1432 GMT)
Shuttle managers said late Wednesday that they think they have tracked down the cause of a sensor glitch that postponed last week's scheduled launch...

news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Friday, July 20
On Mars, exploration is a job for robots - and humans — 1:01 am ET (0501 GMT)

Thursday, July 19
Falcon 9 rocket test-fired for weekend launch
Spaceflight Now — 12:55 am ET (0455 GMT)

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