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U.S. commercial space transportation industry valued at $61 billion
Posted: Wed, Feb 7 12:35 PM ET (1735 GMT)
The American commercial space transportation industry accounted for $61.3 billion in economic activity in 1999, an FAA report issued Wednesday concluded. The report, using...

Report: export control policies cost U.S. companies over $1 billion
Posted: Wed, Feb 7 9:28 AM ET (1428 GMT)
Strict export controls on American satellites cost the industry over $1 billion dollars and 1,000 jobs in 2000, a study released Tuesday claimed. The...

STS-98 countdown proceeds smoothly
Posted: Wed, Feb 7 9:15 AM ET (1415 GMT)
The countdown towards Wednesday evening's launch of the shuttle Atlantis continues with weather at emergency landing sites the only major concern. The shuttle is...

New Congress ready to tackle space issues — slowly
Posted: Tue, Feb 6 5:48 PM ET (2248 GMT)
The 107th Congress is ready to start dealing with space issues, but the new chairman of a key committee made it clear Tuesday that space...

Commercial space business "not healthy", says executive
Posted: Tue, Feb 6 5:26 PM ET (2226 GMT)
Overproduction of spacecraft and launch vehicles is hurting the commercial space industry and may lead to consolidation on a global scale, one executive warned Tuesday....

STS-98 countdown begins
Posted: Mon, Feb 5 12:13 PM ET (1713 GMT)
The countdown clock started Sunday night for Wednesday's launch of the shuttle Atlantis on a mission to deliver a laboratory module to the International...

NASA, ESA may still block Tito's trip
Posted: Sun, Feb 4 11:48 PM ET (0448 GMT)
Despite Russian claims that California businessman Dennis Tito's flight to the International Space Station has been finalized, American and European officials are suggesting that...

EUVE ends mission; MGS enters extended mission
Posted: Sun, Feb 4 11:22 PM ET (0422 GMT)
One NASA space science mission came to an end at the end of January while another completed its primary mission. NASA shut down the Extreme...

It takes a Jupiter to raise an Earth
Posted: Sun, Feb 4 10:43 PM ET (0343 GMT)
Gas giants like Jupiter may play a more prominent role in nurturing Earth-like habitable worlds than once thought, according to a recent study. Jonathan...

Report: Soyuz cleared for ISS flight despite technical issue
Posted: Fri, Feb 2 2:36 PM ET (1936 GMT)
Russian media reported Friday that Russia will launch a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station in late April despite the discovery of a depressurized...



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
Thursday, November 16
Delta II rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB rescheduled for early Saturday morning
KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA — 12:03 am ET (0503 GMT)
Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit scores Department of Defense deal
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram — 12:02 am ET (0502 GMT)


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