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Weather scrubs shuttle launch
Posted: Thu, Aug 9 7:35 PM ET (2335 GMT)
NASA delayed Thursday's launch of the shuttle Discovery on mission STS-105 by a day after clouds and thunderstorms approached the launch site. The...

Delta launches Genesis spacecraft
Posted: Wed, Aug 8 2:32 PM ET (1832 GMT)
A Delta 2 booster successfully launched NASA's Genesis space science spacecraft Wednesday afternoon after over a week of delays. The Delta 2 lifted off...

Engine problem blamed for Ariane 5 failure
Posted: Wed, Aug 8 10:33 AM ET (1433 GMT)
A combustion problem with an upper stage engine has been identified as the cause of a failed Ariane 5 launch last month according to a...

Camera fails during Galileo flyby of Io
Posted: Tue, Aug 7 12:39 PM ET (1639 GMT)
NASA's Galileo spacecraft completed a close flyby of Jupiter's moon Io Monday, but a camera failure during the flyby means that most of...

Genesis launch rescheduled for Wednesday
Posted: Tue, Aug 7 12:25 PM ET (1625 GMT)
NASA will attempt to launch the Genesis space science spacecraft Wednesday afternoon after technical concerns and poor weather delayed several launch attempts last week. The...

STS-105 countdown begins
Posted: Mon, Aug 6 11:01 PM ET (0301 GMT)
The countdown for Thursday's launch of the shuttle Discovery began late Monday after shuttle managers determined there were no problems with the shuttle's...

Titan 4 launches military satellite
Posted: Mon, Aug 6 10:20 AM ET (1420 GMT)
A Titan 4 booster successfully launched a military early-warning satellite early Monday from Cape Canaveral. The Titan 4B lifted off at 3:28 am...

Booster problem could delay shuttle launch
Posted: Sat, Aug 4 9:03 AM ET (1303 GMT)
A possible problem with a solid rocket booster could delay Thursday's launch of the shuttle Discovery by several days, NASA officials said late Friday....

Weather grounds Genesis again
Posted: Fri, Aug 3 2:07 PM ET (1807 GMT)
Bad weather kept NASA from launching the Genesis space science spacecraft Friday for the third consecutive day, and other launches will keep the spacecraft grounded...

Discovery cleared for August 9 launch
Posted: Thu, Aug 2 1:13 PM ET (1713 GMT)
NASA announced late Wednesday that the space shuttle Discovery has been cleared for an August 9 launch on a mission to exchange space station crews....

news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, October 18
Mo Brooks Named Founding Member of New House NASA Caucus
Yellowhammer News — 8:03 pm ET (0003 GMT)
Epic new Lego set honors the pioneering women of NASA and people are loving it
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — 8:03 pm ET (0003 GMT)

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