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Twin NASA spacecraft to crash into the Moon on Monday
Posted: Fri, Dec 14 6:59 AM ET (1159 GMT)
Two NASA spacecraft that have been studying the Moon's gravitational field since the beginning of the year will end their mission by crashing into...

Astronomers find oldest galaxies in Hubble images
Posted: Thu, Dec 13 6:17 AM ET (1117 GMT)
Astronomers have found a population of galaxies more than 13 billion years old in a new "deep field" image set from the Hubble Space Telescope....

North Korea launches satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 12 6:28 AM ET (1128 GMT)
North Korea launched a rocket early Wednesday that appeared to place a small satellite into orbit, a move that took many by surprise. The Unha-...

Atlas launches X-37B on third mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 12 6:09 AM ET (1109 GMT)
An Atlas V successfully launched on Tuesday a classified military spaceplane. The Atlas 5 501 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:03 pm...

North Korea postpones rocket launch because of technical issue
Posted: Tue, Dec 11 6:09 AM ET (1109 GMT)
North Korea has postponed the controversial launch of a rocket that was to take place this week, citing technical problems. The launch of the Unha-...

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore passes away
Posted: Tue, Dec 11 6:00 AM ET (1100 GMT)
Sir Patrick Moore, a British amateur astronomer who hosted a BBC show on astronomy for over half a century, passed away Sunday at the age...

Proton places satellite in wrong orbit
Posted: Sun, Dec 9 10:34 AM ET (1534 GMT)
A Proton rocket launched a satellite for a Russian communications company on Saturday, but released the satellite prematurely and into the wrong orbit. The Proton...

Atlas cleared for X-37B launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 8 7:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
United Launch Alliance said Friday it has cleared Tuesday's scheduled launch of an Atlas 5 carrying a X-37B military spaceplane after completing an...

Company unveils plans for commercial human lunar missions
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 6:35 AM ET (1135 GMT)
A startup company announced Thursday it plans to offer human missions to the surface of the Moon as soon as the end of this decade...

GRAIL data reveal battered Moon
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 6:23 AM ET (1123 GMT)
NASA released this week the most accurate gravity field map of the Moon compiled to date, created from data provided by a pair of spacecraft...



news in brief
China launches circumlunar mission
Posted: Sat, Oct 25 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

Russian cosmonauts speed through EVA
Posted: Thu, Oct 23 6:02 AM ET (1002 GMT)

news links
Saturday, October 25
SpaceX Plans to Start Reusing Rockets Next Year
Technology Review — 6:42 pm ET (2242 GMT)
SpaceX Dragon Comes Home After Space Mouse Delivery
NBCNews.com — 6:38 pm ET (2238 GMT)
S&T to co-host international Earth and Space Conference in St. Louis
Rolla (MO) Daily News — 6:31 pm ET (2231 GMT)


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