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"Super-Earth" found in habitable zone of another star
Posted: Thu, Nov 8 5:26 AM ET (1026 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 5:28 AM ET (1028 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 2:30 PM ET (1830 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 11:12 AM ET (1512 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 6:33 AM ET (1033 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 4:42 AM ET (0842 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 4:25 AM ET (0825 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 7:03 AM ET (1103 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 8:40 PM ET (0040 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 7:14 PM ET (2314 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
Russia launches foreign military satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 20 12:15 PM ET (1715 GMT)

Soyuz launches four O3b satellites
Posted: Fri, Dec 19 7:22 AM ET (1222 GMT)

SpaceX postpones ISS cargo mission to January
Posted: Fri, Dec 19 7:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)

news links
Sunday, December 21
Colin Pillinger remembered by Monica Grady
The Observer — 9:20 am ET (1420 GMT)
Secure World Foundation's 'Broomfield scale' confronts cosmic threats
Boulder Daily Camera — 9:17 am ET (1417 GMT)

Saturday, December 20
Has SA's Kondor-E now flown?
Politicsweb — 12:01 pm ET (1701 GMT)
Third MUOS Satellite Gets Launch Date
Defense News — 9:25 am ET (1425 GMT)


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