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White House nominates Bridenstine as NASA administrator
Posted: Sun, Sep 3 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)
After months of waiting, the White House announced late Friday that it was nominating an Oklahoma congressman to be the next administrator of NASA. The...

Indian PSLV launch fails
Posted: Sun, Sep 3 9:49 AM ET (1349 GMT)
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) suffered a rare launch failure August 31. The PSLV, carrying a navigation satellite, lifted off at 9:30...

Sierra Nevada Corp. tests Dream Chaser vehicle
Posted: Sun, Sep 3 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
Sierra Nevada Corporation completed a captive carry flight August 30 of its Dream Chaser vehicle. The vehicle, carried aloft underneath a helicopter, flew for more...

Harvey closes JSC through Labor Day
Posted: Sun, Sep 3 9:31 AM ET (1331 GMT)
Severe flooding caused by heavy rains from the former Hurricane Harvey have closed NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston through Labor Day, September 4....

Mintotaur 4 launches ORS-5
Posted: Sun, Aug 27 10:20 AM ET (1420 GMT)
An Orbital ATK Minotaur 4 rocket launched a space surveillance satellite for the US Air Force in the early morning hours Saturday. The Minotaur 4...

Falcon 9 launches Formosat-5
Posted: Sun, Aug 27 10:17 AM ET (1417 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a small Taiwanese remote-sensing satellite Thursday. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule at 2:51 pm EDT (...

LIGO may have detected new type of gravitational wave
Posted: Sun, Aug 27 10:16 AM ET (1416 GMT)
Rumors suggest scientists have detected a new kind of gravitational wave. Comments by astronomers in recent days are hinting at the discovery by the LIGO...

SpaceX offers sneak peek at Dragon pressure suit
Posted: Sun, Aug 27 10:15 AM ET (1415 GMT)
Elon Musk revealed Wednesday the first image of the spacesuit that astronauts flying on the crewed version of the company's Dragon spacecraft will wear....

Ukrainian government denies giving engines to North Korea
Posted: Sun, Aug 27 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)
An investigation by the Ukrainian government has concluded the country did not transfer engine technology to North Korea. Oleksandr Turchynov, secretary of Ukraine’s National...

Antenna problem postones TDRS-M launch
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:16 AM ET (1416 GMT)
The launch of a NASA communication satellite scheduled for early August has been postponed, NASA said late July 21. In a statement issued late July...



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
Saturday, November 18
Rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB rescheduled for Saturday
KEYT-TV Santa Barbara, CA — 2:43 am ET (0743 GMT)
Codename Zuma: All about SpaceX's secret launch
CNNMoney.com — 2:42 am ET (0742 GMT)
Elon Musk on His Fears, Dreams, Twitter, Morality and Mars
Rolling Stone — 2:39 am ET (0739 GMT)
UAE's Mars City to be ready in 30 months
Zawya — 2:38 am ET (0738 GMT)


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