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"Super-Earth" found in habitable zone of another star
Posted: Thu, Nov 8 6:26 AM ET (1126 GMT)
Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of a "super-Earth" extrasolar planet within the habitable zone of a nearby star. Astronomers said the planet, one of...

Curiosity fails to detect methane in Martian atmosphere
Posted: Mon, Nov 5 6:28 AM ET (1128 GMT)
Scientists working on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover said Friday that initial measurements of the Martian atmosphere failed to turn up any evidence of methane,...

Atlantis moved to KSC visitors center
Posted: Sat, Nov 3 3:30 PM ET (1930 GMT)
NASA transferred the space shuttle Atlantis to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in a ceremony Friday, an event effectively marked the end of the...

Proton launches two Russian satellites
Posted: Sat, Nov 3 12:12 PM ET (1612 GMT)
A Proton rocket placed two Russian communications satellites into orbit on Saturday. The Proton M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at...

ISS astronauts complete spacewalk
Posted: Fri, Nov 2 7:33 AM ET (1133 GMT)
Two International Space Station astronauts venture outside the station for more than six and a half hours Thursday to support efforts to isolate an ammonia...

Curiosity performs first x-ray analysis of Martian soil
Posted: Thu, Nov 1 5:42 AM ET (0942 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has performed the first x-ray diffraction analysis of Martian soil, finding it similar in composition to volcanic soils found...

Progress cargo ship flies to ISS
Posted: Thu, Nov 1 5:25 AM ET (0925 GMT)
A Russian cargo ship launched early Wednesday and docked with the International Space Station several hours later. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-17M...

Enterprise display damaged by hurricane
Posted: Wed, Oct 31 8:03 AM ET (1203 GMT)
A pressurized "bubble" that housed the space shuttle Enterprise at a New York museum deflated during Hurricane Sandy Monday night, and the shuttle itself appear...

Dragon capsule departs ISS and returns to Earth
Posted: Sun, Oct 28 9:40 PM ET (0140 GMT)
A Dragon cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station on Sunday morning and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean several hours later. The Dragon spacecraft...

South Korean launch postponed
Posted: Sat, Oct 27 8:14 PM ET (0014 GMT)
The planned launch of a South Korean rocket on Friday was postponed for at least several days, and perhaps longer, because of a technical glitch....



news in brief
Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:51 AM ET (1551 GMT)

SpaceX preparing for Iridium return-to-flight launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

Proton launch of EchoStar-21 delayed
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:49 AM ET (1549 GMT)

news links
Friday, January 20
Space junk mission leads 2017 rocket launches
CNN — 5:34 am ET (1034 GMT)
SpaceX to reopen legendary Kennedy launch site
Florida Politics — 5:32 am ET (1032 GMT)
UAE’s MBRSC to launch its Project Space Forum on 24 January
Spacewatch Middle East — 5:28 am ET (1028 GMT)
Belarus-China cooperation in space exploration praised
Belarusian Telegraph Agency — 5:27 am ET (1027 GMT)
Akatsuki returns from the dead
Boulder Weekly — 5:24 am ET (1024 GMT)


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