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Progress launches, docks to ISS
Posted: Tue, Feb 12 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Monday, six hours after launching from Baikonur. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-...

Curiosity collects first Martian bedrock sample with drill
Posted: Sun, Feb 10 8:21 AM ET (1321 GMT)
A little over six months after landing on the surface of Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has collected its first sample of Martian bedrock. obtained...

Progress undocks from station as another prepared for launch
Posted: Sun, Feb 10 8:09 AM ET (1309 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday and reentered several hours later, while another Progress is prepared for launch on...

Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Fri, Feb 8 5:59 AM ET (1059 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket launched a pair of communications satellites on Thursday for customers in Spain and Azerbaijan. The Ariane 5 ECA rocket lifted off...

Soyuz launches Globalstar satellites
Posted: Thu, Feb 7 5:43 AM ET (1043 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a final group of six next-generation satellites for communications satellite company Globalstar on Wednesday. The Soyuz-Fregat rocket lifted...

Study suggests Earth-sized planets may be nearby
Posted: Thu, Feb 7 5:34 AM ET (1034 GMT)
A new study based on data from NASA's Kepler mission concludes that Earth-sized planets around red dwarf stars may be relatively common, suggesting...

Weather delays Globalstar launch to Wednesday
Posted: Wed, Feb 6 5:11 AM ET (1011 GMT)
Poor weather delayed Tuesday's scheduled launch of six Globalstar satellites on a Soyuz rocket by one day. The launch of the six satellites, on...

Ball Aerospace CEO to retire
Posted: Tue, Feb 5 5:41 AM ET (1041 GMT)
The CEO of Ball Aerospace will retire at the end of next month and be replaced by a former NASA official, the company announced Monday....

Boeing sues Sea Launch partners
Posted: Tue, Feb 5 5:34 AM ET (1034 GMT)
Boeing has filed suit against its Russian and Ukrainian partners in the Sea Launch venture for over $350 million, saying the companies need to reimburse...

Zenit-3SL launch fails
Posted: Fri, Feb 1 6:41 AM ET (1141 GMT)
A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket suffered an engine shutdown shortly after liftoff early Friday, causing the vehicle and its satellite payload to plunge into...



news in brief
House passes commercial space bill
Posted: Fri, May 22 8:36 AM ET (1236 GMT)

Dragon returns to Earth
Posted: Thu, May 21 8:00 PM ET (0000 GMT)

Atlas launches X-37B on fourth mission
Posted: Thu, May 21 7:50 PM ET (2350 GMT)

news links
Sunday, May 24
New ​SpaceShipTwo stands on its own
KRQE-TV Albuquerque, NM — 8:02 am ET (1202 GMT)
UAE Space Agency prepares Mars mission announcement
The National (UAE) — 7:59 am ET (1159 GMT)
Space program yields tools for life on Earth
Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune — 7:57 am ET (1157 GMT)
Peter Goodman: Wide gap between reality and promises at spaceport
Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News — 7:55 am ET (1155 GMT)


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