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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

"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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