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Pace appointed to be executive secretary of space council
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:00 AM ET (1300 GMT)
The White House announced July 13 it will appoint Scott Pace as the executive secretary of the National Space Council. Pace is currently the director...

House passes defense bill with Space Corps provision
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
The House of Representatives passed a defense bill July 13 that retains language requiring the Air Force to establish a Space Corps. The National Defense...

Moon Express unveils plans for series of lunar lander missions
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
Moon Express says it is still planning to launch its first commercial lunar lander mission by the end of this year. The company unveiled new...

Former astronaut named Canada's governor general
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
Former Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will be the country's next governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced July 13 that Payette will take the...

Pence speaks at KSC
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)
Vice President Mike Pence said July 6 that NASA would focus more on human space exploration, including missions to the moon and Mars, but gave...

Falcon 9 launches Intelsat 35e
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:51 AM ET (1151 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a communications satellite July 5 after last-second glitches scrubbed two prior attempts. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at...

XCOR Aerospace lays off employees
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:49 AM ET (1149 GMT)
XCOR Aerospace has laid off its remaining employees, but investors and management are still trying to keep the company alive. The company's acting CEO...

Long March 5 launch fails
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)
The second launch of China's Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket ended in failure July 2. The rocket lifted off from the Wenchang Satellite...

President signs order reestablishing the National Space Council
Posted: Sun, Jul 2 9:49 AM ET (1349 GMT)
President Donald Trump signed a long-awaited executive order June 30 formally reestablishing the National Space Council. The order, which administration officials said for months...

ULA wins contract for Air Force satellite launch
Posted: Sun, Jul 2 9:46 AM ET (1346 GMT)
United Launch Alliance beat SpaceX for a launch contract for an Air Force mission. The Air Force announced June 29 it selected ULA for the...

news in brief
ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)

British commercial space bill becomes law
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 11:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, March 21
Why Did Swarm Launch Its Rogue Satellites?
IEEE Spectrum — 6:19 am ET (1019 GMT)
Giant disco ball to plummet back to Earth
CNN — 6:17 am ET (1017 GMT)

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