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SpaceX launches Thaicom-8, lands first stage
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:38 PM ET (1938 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the Thaicom-8 communications satellite May 27, and successfully landed the rocket's first stage on a ship for the...

Russia launches navigation satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:26 PM ET (1926 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launches a Glonass navigation satellite May 29 despite an apparent problem with the rocket's upper stage. The Soyuz-2.1b...

Rosetta finds building blocks of life on comet
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:16 PM ET (1916 GMT)
Planetary scientists say they have found evidence of the building blocks of life on the comet being studied by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. In a...

NASA delays launch of Mars InSight lander
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:12 PM ET (2312 GMT)
NASA announced Tuesday that it was delaying the launch of its Mars InSight lander mission, previously planned for March, until at least mid-2018 because...

Falcon 9 launches ORBCOMM satellites and lands first stage
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:03 PM ET (2303 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched 11 ORBCOMM satellites Monday night, landing the rocket's first stage a few kilometers from its Cape Canaveral launch...

NASA astronauts complete brief ISS repair spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 5:55 PM ET (2255 GMT)
Two NASA astronauts went outside the International Space Station on Monday to move a stuck cart into its proper position. Astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim...

Progress launches to ISS
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 5:49 PM ET (2249 GMT)
The first of a new generation of Progress cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday, two days after launch. A Soyuz rocket...

SpaceX plans Sunday launch and first stage landing attempt
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:21 PM ET (1821 GMT)
SpaceX confirmed Saturday that it plans to launch its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday evening, and attempt to land the rocket's first stage...

Soyuz launches Galileo navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:19 PM ET (1819 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket placed two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit Thursday. The Soyuz launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 6:51 am EST (1151 GMT)...

Final 2016 spending bill provides NASA with $19.3 billion
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:18 PM ET (1818 GMT)
NASA received a significant budget increase in an omnibus spending bill released early Wednesday. The bill provides NASA with nearly $19.3 billion, more than $...



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
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Saturday morning launch at Vandenberg a success
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