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House passes commercial space bill
Posted: Fri, May 22 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday containing a number of commercial space policy provisions. The House approved the SPACE Act on a 284-...

Dragon returns to Earth
Posted: Thu, May 21 9:00 PM ET (0100 GMT)
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft departed from the International Space Station early Thursday and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean several hours later. The Dragon spacecraft,...

Atlas launches X-37B on fourth mission
Posted: Thu, May 21 8:50 PM ET (0050 GMT)
An Atlas 5 placed the Air Force's X-37B and a number of smallsat secondary payloads into orbit on Wednesday. The Atlas 5 501...

Proton launch fails
Posted: Sat, May 16 10:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)
A Proton rocket carrying a Mexican communications satellite malfunctioned during launch, causing the satellite and upper stage to crash in Siberia. The Proton M rocket...

Brightman cancels ISS trip
Posted: Thu, May 14 9:27 AM ET (1327 GMT)
Would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman announced Wednesday she was dropping plans to fly to the International Space Station in September. Brightman said she was...

ISS crew rotations delayed
Posted: Wed, May 13 9:04 AM ET (1304 GMT)
The return of one set of crew from the ISS and the launch of a replacement crew have been delayed because of an ongoing investigation...

Progress reenters over Pacific
Posted: Fri, May 8 7:55 PM ET (2355 GMT)
A Progress spacecraft that controllers lost control of shortly after launch reentered harmlessly over the Pacific Ocean Thursday night. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said...

SpaceX successfully tests Dragon abort system
Posted: Fri, May 8 7:48 PM ET (2348 GMT)
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft performed a pad abort test Wednesday in Florida, successfully demonstrating its ability to escape in an emergency. The Dragon, seated on...

Blue Origin launches New Shepard vehicle on first test flight
Posted: Sat, May 2 11:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
Blue Origin announced late Wednesday that it completed the first test flight of its suborbital New Shepard vehicle, flying the vehicle to the edge of...

Progress cargo spacecraft to reenter
Posted: Sat, May 2 10:52 AM ET (1452 GMT)
Russian controllers have abandoned efforts to restore control over a Progress cargo spacecraft that started spinning out of control shortly after launch Tuesday, leaving it...

news in brief
Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:41 AM ET (1441 GMT)

Japanese ISS cargo mission launch scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:40 AM ET (1440 GMT)

SpaceX to announce new plans for circumlunar trip
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

news links
Sunday, October 21
Keith C. Burris: The first man was the right man
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — 9:59 am ET (1359 GMT)
The billionaires fuelling a space race
BBC — 9:58 am ET (1358 GMT)

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