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Trump signs policy directing NASA to send humans to the Moon
Posted: Sat, Dec 16 11:01 AM ET (1601 GMT)
President Trump signed a policy directive Monday to send humans back to the Moon, but offered no additional details about that plan. In a brief...

China launches Algerian communications satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 16 10:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
China launched Algeria's first communications satellite Sunday. The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:40 am EST (...

SpaceX ready to resume launches from SLC-40
Posted: Sun, Dec 10 7:36 AM ET (1236 GMT)
SpaceX returned Space Launch Complex 40 to service Wednesday with a successful static fire of the Falcon 9. The company said the test, a routine...

ULA delays Delta 4 mission to January
Posted: Sun, Dec 10 7:28 AM ET (1228 GMT)
United Launch Alliance has delayed a Delta 4 launch from California that was scheduled for next week. The company said the launch, previously planned for...

Google Lunar X PRIZE teams making final fundraising pushes
Posted: Sun, Dec 10 7:13 AM ET (1213 GMT)
Two of the finalists in the Google Lunar X PRIZE competition are trying to raise tens of millions of dollars, less than four month before...

Musk says Tesla sports car to launch on first Falcon Heavy mission
Posted: Sun, Dec 10 7:12 AM ET (1212 GMT)
Elon Musk says the first flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket will carry a very unusual payload: his Tesla Roadster sports car. In tweets late...

China launches military satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 10 7:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)
China launched a military satellite December 3. The Long March 2D rocked lifted off at 11:11 pm EST (0411 GMT Dec. 4) from the...

Soyuz launches military satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 3 9:29 AM ET (1429 GMT)
A Soyuz-2 rocket successfully launched a military satellite Saturday, days after another Soyuz mission ended in failure. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket lifted off...

NASA approves use of reused booster on Dragon cargo mission
Posted: Sun, Dec 3 9:15 AM ET (1415 GMT)
NASA said Wednesday it's approved SpaceX's plans to fly a previously flown Falcon 9 on the next Dragon cargo launch. Speaking at a...

Fregat failure causes loss of 19 satellites on a Soyuz rocket
Posted: Sun, Dec 3 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)
Nineteen satellites launched on a Soyuz rocket Tuesday were lost due to a problem with a Soyuz rocket's upper stage. The Soyuz-2.1b...



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
Saturday, October 20
A fraying spaceflight infrastructure
The Space Review — 10:20 am ET (1420 GMT)
Asteroid mining: appealing to our romantic side?
The Space Review — 10:20 am ET (1420 GMT)
Review: Above and Beyond
The Space Review — 10:17 am ET (1417 GMT)
What A Space Force Could Mean For Greater Boston
WBUR-FM Boston — 9:20 am ET (1320 GMT)


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