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Stardust's (mostly) clear Moon image
Posted: Fri, Jan 19 12:41 AM ET (0541 GMT)
NASA released Thursday an image of the Moon taken by the Stardust spacecraft during its Earth flyby earlier this week. The image was trumpeted as...

Mir power failure postpones Progress launch
Posted: Thu, Jan 18 9:45 AM ET (1445 GMT)
A power failure onboard the Mir space station forced Russian officials to postpone for several days Thursday's launch of a Progress spacecraft that will...

Boeing space earnings slide in 2000
Posted: Thu, Jan 18 12:18 AM ET (0518 GMT)
Profits from the space-related division of aerospace giant Boeing fell in 2000 compared to the year before, company officials announced Wednesday. Boeing's Space...

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...



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
Tuesday, November 21
America’s ‘Booster Belt’ – Part One
SpaceFlight Insider — 1:06 am ET (0606 GMT)
First Known Interstellar Visitor is an “Oddball”
Gemini Obs. — 1:05 am ET (0605 GMT)
Space dust may transport life between worlds
Univ. of Edinburgh — 1:05 am ET (0605 GMT)


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