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Ice may have carved Martian channels
Posted: Thu, Jan 18 12:02 AM ET (0502 GMT)
Ice streams, and not flowing water, may have created many of the channels seen on the surface of present-day Mars, according to research announced...

Globalstar suspends debt payments
Posted: Tue, Jan 16 2:26 PM ET (1926 GMT)
Struggling satellite phone operator Globalstar announced early Tuesday it was suspending debt payments to two of its largest creditors in an effort to conserve cash...

Shenzhou-2 lands in China
Posted: Tue, Jan 16 8:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)
Shenzhou-2 successfully landed in China early Tuesday, nearly one week after the prototype of a future piloted spacecraft was launched. Chinese media sources reported...

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...



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
Wednesday, November 22
New project puts Denmark firmly on the space map
Copenhagen Post — 1:16 am ET (0616 GMT)


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