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Antares completes static-fire engine test
Posted: Sat, Feb 23 10:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
the first stage engines of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares launch vehicle roared to life on a Virginia launch pad Friday evening for nearly half...

Report finds no root cause for Taurus launch failure
Posted: Fri, Feb 22 5:49 AM ET (1049 GMT)
An investigation into the loss of a NASA climate satellite launched nearly two years ago failed to turn up a most probable cause for the...

Kepler discovered smallest exoplanet yet around a Sun-like star
Posted: Thu, Feb 21 6:32 AM ET (1132 GMT)
Astronomers announced Wednesday they have discovered the smallest known extrasolar planet to orbit a Sun-like star, a world only slightly larger than the Moon....

NASA confirms Curiosity collected rock sample with drill
Posted: Thu, Feb 21 6:21 AM ET (1121 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has collected the first rock sample obtained from within a Martian rock, project officials said Wednesday. Curiosity used its drill...

ISS temporarily loses communications with the ground
Posted: Wed, Feb 20 6:14 AM ET (1114 GMT)
A communications glitch cut off the International Space Station's primarily link to the ground for nearly three hours on Tuesday. The loss of communications...

ISS experiment to publish data on dark matter soon
Posted: Tue, Feb 19 6:22 AM ET (1122 GMT)
The Nobel laureate leader of a particle physics experiment on the International Space Station said Sunday that his team plans to soon publish its first...

Cosmic rays linked to supernovae
Posted: Tue, Feb 19 6:12 AM ET (1112 GMT)
Astronomers have found evidence suggesting that high-energy cosmic rays are produced in the shock fronts of supernova explosions. Observations by ground and space-based...

Meteor explodes over Russian city
Posted: Fri, Feb 15 6:38 PM ET (2338 GMT)
A small asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and burst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk Friday morning, injuring more than 1,000 people and...

Small asteroid to fly past the Earth
Posted: Fri, Feb 15 5:28 AM ET (1028 GMT)
A small asteroid will pass closer to the Earth Friday than many satellites, but does not pose an impact threat to the Earth. Asteroid 2012...

Antares hot fire test aborted
Posted: Thu, Feb 14 5:26 AM ET (1026 GMT)
A static "hot fire" test of the first stage engines of a new launch vehicle was aborted Wednesday evening in Virginia. Orbital Sciences Corporation planned...

news in brief
China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:51 PM ET (2051 GMT)

Blue Origin tests New Shepard vehicle, lands rocket stage
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:50 PM ET (2050 GMT)

H-2A launches commercial satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:48 PM ET (2048 GMT)

news links
Monday, November 30
How the new SLS engine contract is a step in the wrong direction
The Space Review — 6:55 pm ET (2355 GMT)
Expanding the space industry
The Space Review — 6:54 pm ET (2354 GMT)
Financing space companies in an age of complexity
The Space Review — 6:53 pm ET (2353 GMT)
Blue Origin sticks the landing
The Space Review — 6:51 pm ET (2351 GMT)
Montanans simulate isolation of Mars on Hawaii's Mauna Loa
Helena (MT) Independent Record — 12:47 am ET (0547 GMT)

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