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Rotary Rocket to close Roton facility
Posted: Sat, Jan 27 2:24 PM ET (1924 GMT)
Rotary Rocket, a company that tried to develop a low-cost reusable launch vehicle, will close and auction off the California facility where it built...

Glitch hits Mars Global Surveyor
Posted: Sat, Jan 27 12:45 PM ET (1745 GMT)
A short circuit has disabled one of the reaction control wheels on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft, but officials say the problem should...

Progress docks with Mir
Posted: Sat, Jan 27 12:26 PM ET (1726 GMT)
A Russian Progress cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the Mir space station early Saturday, the next major step towards deorbiting the 15-year-old station....

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...



news in brief
Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 13
Comment: Is Rocket Lab even a New Zealand company?
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) — 6:34 am ET (1134 GMT)
Rocket Lab Debuts Low-Cost Rocket in First Commercial Launch
Popular Mechanics — 6:33 am ET (1133 GMT)
Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs
AFP — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)
Fleet Space sends Australia's first commercial mini-satellites into orbit
Business News Australia — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)


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