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Report: Tito cleared for flight to ISS
Posted: Sat, Jan 27 12:28 AM ET (0528 GMT)
CNN reported Friday evening that California millionaire Dennis Tito has been approved by Russia to fly to the International Space Station later this year, making...

Gingrich as head of NASA?
Posted: Fri, Jan 26 11:14 PM ET (0414 GMT)
There are several rumors that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be in the running to succeed Dan Goldin as NASA administrator. NASA Watch reported...

NSS urges Bush to pick new NASA chief quickly
Posted: Fri, Jan 26 1:08 PM ET (1808 GMT)
The National Space Society (NSS) is asking its members to urge President George W. Bush to make a decision on a new NASA Administrator quickly....

Looking for water in the rocks of other planets
Posted: Thu, Jan 25 10:43 PM ET (0343 GMT)
Scientists wondering how much water existed on other planets are finding answers to their questions locked up in rocks. In an article published in this...

STS-98 launch rescheduled for February 7
Posted: Thu, Jan 25 10:27 PM ET (0327 GMT)
NASA has set February 7 as the launch date for the space shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-98. The launch, previously scheduled for last week,...

Progress launched to Mir
Posted: Wed, Jan 24 11:25 AM ET (1625 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft was successfully launched early Wednesday on a mission to deorbit the Russian space station Mir. A Soyuz rocket lifted off from...

Boeing consolidates Delta program, cuts Delta 2 production
Posted: Tue, Jan 23 11:50 PM ET (0450 GMT)
Boeing announced late Monday a plan to reorganize its Delta expendable launch vehicle line, consolidating separate programs for the Delta 2, 3, and 4 into...

Titan launch delayed for at least a month
Posted: Tue, Jan 23 11:03 AM ET (1603 GMT)
The launch of a military weather satellite on a Titan 2 booster has been delayed for at least a month, and possibly two or more...

All-sky optical SETI search announced
Posted: Tue, Jan 23 9:32 AM ET (1432 GMT)
A new telescope in Massachusetts will conduct a comprehensive survey for visible-light signals from extraterrestrial civilizations, scientists announced Monday. The All-Sky Optical SETI...

New York planetarium usurps IAU, demotes Pluto
Posted: Mon, Jan 22 2:10 PM ET (1910 GMT)
We know that the stereotypical New Yorker is supposed to be pushy, but really! Monday's New York Times reported that the new Rose Center...

news in brief
Atlas 5 launches GOES-S weather satellite
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 2:11 PM ET (1911 GMT)

GAO warns of more JWST delays
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 2:08 PM ET (1908 GMT)

Soyuz returns crew to Earth
Posted: Sat, Mar 3 2:03 PM ET (1903 GMT)

news links
Friday, March 16
Kevin Jenkins: Why space is still the place
New Zealand Herald — 5:19 am ET (0919 GMT)
Cal Poly Engineering Students Assist NASA MarCO CubeSat Flight to Mars
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo — 5:18 am ET (0918 GMT)

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