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Commercial space business "not healthy", says executive
Posted: Tue, Feb 6 5:26 PM ET (2226 GMT)
Overproduction of spacecraft and launch vehicles is hurting the commercial space industry and may lead to consolidation on a global scale, one executive warned Tuesday....

STS-98 countdown begins
Posted: Mon, Feb 5 12:13 PM ET (1713 GMT)
The countdown clock started Sunday night for Wednesday's launch of the shuttle Atlantis on a mission to deliver a laboratory module to the International...

NASA, ESA may still block Tito's trip
Posted: Sun, Feb 4 11:48 PM ET (0448 GMT)
Despite Russian claims that California businessman Dennis Tito's flight to the International Space Station has been finalized, American and European officials are suggesting that...

EUVE ends mission; MGS enters extended mission
Posted: Sun, Feb 4 11:22 PM ET (0422 GMT)
One NASA space science mission came to an end at the end of January while another completed its primary mission. NASA shut down the Extreme...

It takes a Jupiter to raise an Earth
Posted: Sun, Feb 4 10:43 PM ET (0343 GMT)
Gas giants like Jupiter may play a more prominent role in nurturing Earth-like habitable worlds than once thought, according to a recent study. Jonathan...

Report: Soyuz cleared for ISS flight despite technical issue
Posted: Fri, Feb 2 2:36 PM ET (1936 GMT)
Russian media reported Friday that Russia will launch a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station in late April despite the discovery of a depressurized...

Thiokol changes hands again
Posted: Fri, Feb 2 2:18 PM ET (1918 GMT)
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announced this week it was acquiring the Thiokol Propulsion division of Alcoa for $685 million in cash. Thiokol, best known for making...

Charles Elachi named new JPL director
Posted: Thu, Feb 1 3:21 PM ET (2021 GMT)
Veteran JPL employee Charles Elachi was named director of the NASA-funded Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Wednesday. Elachi, a researcher and manager at the Caltech-...

NEAR Shoemaker to land on Eros February 12
Posted: Thu, Feb 1 11:29 AM ET (1629 GMT)
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Shoemaker mission will come to an end this month when the spacecraft attempts a landing on the asteroid...

"Cell-like" structures created in interstellar ice
Posted: Wed, Jan 31 2:46 PM ET (1946 GMT)
Scientists have managed to create complex organic compounds and even cell-like structures in icy materials like those that existed in the early history of...



news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 21
First privately built rocket to launch by 2021: Isro chief
The Times of India — 1:19 am ET (0619 GMT)
Madhavan to play rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan in a biopic
The Times of India — 1:18 am ET (0618 GMT)
Marco Rubio's reservations put Trump's NASA nominee in jeopardy
Fort Myers (FL) News-Press — 1:17 am ET (0617 GMT)
NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps Campus for a Visit
Scripps Institution of Oceanography — 1:16 am ET (0616 GMT)


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