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Ariane launches two satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 11 8:51 AM ET (1351 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched a pair of commercial communications satellites on Saturday. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from the spaceport at Kourou,...

Lockheed Martin incoming CEO resigns
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 6:45 AM ET (1145 GMT)
The man tapped to be the next CEO of aerospace giant Lockheed Martin abruptly resigned late Friday afternoon after he confirmed he had an affair....

Ariane launch postponed by weather
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 6:34 AM ET (1134 GMT)
Weather postponed the launch of two communications satellites on an Ariane 5 on Friday. The Ariane 5 was scheduled to lift off late Friday from...

Rocketdyne to lay off 100
Posted: Fri, Nov 9 5:53 AM ET (1053 GMT)
Rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced this week it was laying off 100 people because of uncertainty in the space industry. About three-quarters...

"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...



news in brief
Curiosity detects methane "spikes" in Martian atmosphere
Posted: Wed, Dec 17 7:41 AM ET (1241 GMT)

Proton launches Russian communications satellite
Posted: Tue, Dec 16 6:59 AM ET (1159 GMT)

NASA receives $18 billion in 2015 spending bill
Posted: Tue, Dec 16 6:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, December 17
Private Moon racers to get extra year to finish
Engineering and Technology Magazine — 7:12 am ET (1212 GMT)
Google Lunar XPrize Deadline Extended To 2016
IEEE Spectrum — 7:11 am ET (1211 GMT)
Pittsburgh team gets XPrize awards, but contest's future in doubt
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review — 7:09 am ET (1209 GMT)
Astrobotic and CMU land $750,000 in race to moon
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — 7:09 am ET (1209 GMT)


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