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Scientists find unique, water-rich Martian meteorite
Posted: Fri, Jan 4 6:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)
A meteorite discovered in Africa over a year ago is from Mars, but is unlike any other Martian meteorite found to date, scientists reported this...

Moog acquires Broad Reach Engineering
Posted: Fri, Jan 4 6:24 AM ET (1124 GMT)
Aerospace component manufacturer Moog announced this week that it has acquired Broad Reach Engineering in its latest effort to expand its space portfolio. Moog will...

Astronomers detect gas streams linked to new planets
Posted: Thu, Jan 3 7:46 AM ET (1246 GMT)
Radio astronomers announced Wednesday that they have detected for the first time streams of gas flowing into a star created by the formation of new...

Globalstar obtains $30-million investment
Posted: Thu, Jan 3 7:27 AM ET (1227 GMT)
Satellite communications company Globalstar has secured a $30-million capital infusion from an investment company that will help the company continue its operations as it...

Radiation exposure may accelerate onset of Alzheimer's disease
Posted: Wed, Jan 2 7:45 AM ET (1245 GMT)
Exposure to high-energy cosmic radiation on deep space missions could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer's disease and have other effects on the brain,...

SpaceX and ORBCOMM renegotiate launch contract
Posted: Wed, Jan 2 7:29 AM ET (1229 GMT)
ORBCOMM announced last week that it has renegotiated a launch contract with SpaceX for the launch of its next generation communications satellite constellation. The new...

Chinese navigation system begins service in Asia-Pacific region
Posted: Fri, Dec 28 6:29 AM ET (1129 GMT)
Chinese officials announced Wednesday that they have opened their domestic satellite navigation system for use by people in the Asia Pacific region. Beidou, the Chinese...

SpaceX performs Grasshopper test flight
Posted: Mon, Dec 24 1:04 PM ET (1804 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 12:17 PM ET (1717 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 6:50 PM ET (2350 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...

news in brief
ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)

British commercial space bill becomes law
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 11:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

news links
Sunday, March 18
UChicago activities at Yerkes Observatory to end in 2018
Univ. of Chicago — 1:13 pm ET (1713 GMT)
1.24 Million Euros for Early Universe Research
Albert Einstein Institute — 1:10 pm ET (1710 GMT)
Mysterious signal comes from very old stars at centre of our galaxy
Australian National University — 1:09 pm ET (1709 GMT)

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