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China launches environmental monitoring satellite
Posted: Mon, Nov 19 6:17 AM ET (1117 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a Chinese environmental monitoring satellite on Monday. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center...

Two NASA center directors to retire
Posted: Sat, Nov 17 10:18 AM ET (1518 GMT)
NASA announced Friday that the directors of the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and the Johnson Space Center in Houston will retire at the end...

Curiosity ready to start moving again
Posted: Fri, Nov 16 2:01 PM ET (1901 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which has spent the last several weeks working at a single location on the Martian surface, will soon be on...

"Homeless" planet spotted in deep space
Posted: Thu, Nov 15 7:52 AM ET (1252 GMT)
Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of a "homeless" planet 100 light-years away not orbiting any star. Astronomers detected the object, designated CFBDSIR2149, using the...

Russia launches government communications satellite
Posted: Thu, Nov 15 7:25 AM ET (1225 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a satellite designed to serve military and civil users on Wednesday. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk...

South Korean launch further delayed
Posted: Wed, Nov 14 7:29 AM ET (1229 GMT)
The launch of a South Korean rocket, already delayed because of a technical problem, has been pushed back again, officials said Wednesday. South Korea planned...

Climate change may worsen orbital debris problem
Posted: Tue, Nov 13 1:56 PM ET (1856 GMT)
Increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the upper atmosphere may be exacerbating the growing problem of orbital debris, scientists reported this week. Researchers with the...

Ariane launches two satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 11 9:51 AM ET (1451 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 7:45 AM ET (1245 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 7:34 AM ET (1234 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...



news in brief
NASA delays launch of Mars InSight lander
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:12 PM ET (2312 GMT)

Falcon 9 launches ORBCOMM satellites and lands first stage
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:03 PM ET (2303 GMT)

NASA astronauts complete brief ISS repair spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 5:55 PM ET (2255 GMT)

news links
Friday, February 12
Gravitational waves: What's the big deal?
Orlando Sentinel — 4:43 am ET (0943 GMT)
For the first time, the universe is heard
Boston Globe — 4:33 am ET (0933 GMT)


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