Aerojet parent to acquire Rocketdyne
Posted: Wed, Jul 25 9:02 PM ET (0102 GMT)
The parent company of aerospace propulsion company Aerojet will buy rocket engine manufacturer Rocketdyne from United Technologies, the companies announced this week. GenCorp, the parent...
DigitalGlobe and GeoEye to merge
Posted: Wed, Jul 25 1:05 PM ET (1705 GMT)
The two major commercial remote sensing companies in the United States announced plans this week to merge, a move prompted by declining government budgets for...
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, passes away
Posted: Tue, Jul 24 6:04 AM ET (1004 GMT)
Sally Ride, who became the first American woman in space nearly 30 years ago, died of cancer on Monday at the age of 61. Ride...
Soyuz launches five satellites
Posted: Sun, Jul 22 9:11 AM ET (1311 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a collection of small satellites on Sunday. The Soyuz-FG rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at...
Japan launches ISS cargo spacecraft
Posted: Sat, Jul 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
An H-2B rocket launched the third in a series of Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on Saturday. The H-2B rocket...
Orbital reschedules initial Antares launches
Posted: Fri, Jul 20 4:23 AM ET (0823 GMT)
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Thursday it is now planning the inaugural launch of its medium-lift Antares rocket this October, with a demonstration flight of...
Astronomers find potential exoplanet smaller than Earth
Posted: Thu, Jul 19 5:57 AM ET (0957 GMT)
Astronomers examining data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found evidence for an extrasolar planet two-thirds the size of the Earth tightly orbiting...
NASA selects Delta 2, Falcon 9 for satellite launches
Posted: Thu, Jul 19 5:42 AM ET (0942 GMT)
NASA awarded launch contracts this week for four future missions, providing new life to one venerable launch vehicle and opening a new line of business...
Soyuz docks with ISS
Posted: Tue, Jul 17 6:03 AM ET (1003 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new International Space Station crewmembers docked with the station early Tuesday. The Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft docked with the station'...
Spacecraft issue could delay MSL landing data
Posted: Tue, Jul 17 5:53 AM ET (0953 GMT)
A problem with a spacecraft currently in orbit around Mars could mean that telemetry from next month's landing by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (...
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