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SpaceX performs Grasshopper test flight
Posted: Mon, Dec 24 12:04 PM ET (1704 GMT)
SpaceX announced late Sunday it performed its highest test flight of a reusable launch vehicle technology demonstrator earlier this month. SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle lifted...

Landsat 5 to be retired
Posted: Sat, Dec 22 11:17 AM ET (1617 GMT)
The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced Friday that it plans to decommission the aging Landsat 5 spacecraft in the coming months as a replacement satellite...

Soyuz docks with ISS
Posted: Fri, Dec 21 5:50 PM ET (2250 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new International Space Station crew members docked with the station on Friday morning. The Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft docked with...

Astronomers identify five potential planets orbiting Tau Ceti
Posted: Fri, Dec 21 10:33 AM ET (1533 GMT)
Astronomers announced this week the discovery of up to five extrasolar planets orbiting the nearby star Tau Ceti, including one that is potentially habitable. Astronomers...

Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Thu, Dec 20 11:37 AM ET (1637 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket launched communications satellite for the British military and for a Mexican government agency on Wednesday evening. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted...

New crew launched to the ISS
Posted: Wed, Dec 19 5:25 PM ET (2225 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket carrying a spacecraft with three International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers on board lifted off on schedule on Wednesday. The Soyuz rocket lifted...

China launches Turkish remote sensing satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 19 10:37 AM ET (1537 GMT)
A Chinese Long March rocket successfully launched a Turkish remote sensing satellite on Wednesday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite...

GRAIL spacecraft crash into the Moon
Posted: Tue, Dec 18 6:27 AM ET (1127 GMT)
NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft crashed into a mountain on the Moon Monday afternoon, completing their nearly year-long mission there as planned. The two...

Chinese spacecraft flies past asteroid Toutatis
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 10:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
A Chinese spacecraft originally launched to orbit the Moon flew past and successfully returned images of the near Earth asteroid Toutatis this week. Chang'e-...

Yamal-402 enters GEO
Posted: Sat, Dec 15 3:35 PM ET (2035 GMT)
A Russian communications satellite launched a week ago but placed in an incorrect orbit has reached geostationary orbit, but at the cost of several years'...



news in brief
First SLS launch could slip to 2018
Posted: Thu, Aug 28 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch to review systems
Posted: Wed, Aug 27 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

news links
Friday, August 29
A 25-year lock on lucrative NASA work? Time to open the field to competition
Washington Business Journal — 5:36 pm ET (2136 GMT)
How Probes Get 'Gravity Assists' in Their Journeys Through Space
Wall Street Journal — 5:34 pm ET (2134 GMT)
Former astronaut to speak to businesswomen
Nashville Tennessean — 5:34 pm ET (2134 GMT)
The Pivotal Discovery You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
The Planetary Society — 5:33 pm ET (2133 GMT)


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