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Virgin Galactic performs first powered flight of second SpaceShipTwo
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Thursday. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, was released from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft at about...

Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:30 AM ET (1330 GMT)
The Ariane 5 returned to flight Thursday, launching two communications satellites. The rocket lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:34 pm EDT (2134...

X Prize Foundation revives lunar prize competition
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:25 AM ET (1325 GMT)
The X Prize Foundation is bringing back a lunar prize competition, although without any prize money for now. The foundation said Thursday it would restart...

Rocket Lab schedules first commercial launch
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:18 AM ET (1318 GMT)
Rocket Lab has scheduled its first commercial mission for later this month. The company, based in the U.S. but with launch operations in New...

Falcon 9 launches Dragon cargo spacecraft
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:14 AM ET (1314 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Monday. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 4:...

Tiangong-1 reenters over South Pacific
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:05 AM ET (1305 GMT)
China's Tiangong-1 module reentered on the night of April 1 over the South Pacific. The module reentered at 8:16 pm EDT (0016...

ISRO loses contact with newly-launched communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:01 AM ET (1301 GMT)
India's space agency ISRO says it has lost contact with a newly launched communications satellite. ISRO said April 1 it lost contact with the...

China launches three remote sensing satellites
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 8:57 AM ET (1257 GMT)
China launched a trio of Earth-observation satellites March 30. The Long March 4C lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:22...

SpaceX launches fifth set of Iridium Next satellites
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 8:55 AM ET (1255 GMT)
SpaceX launched the fifth set of 10 Iridium satellites March 30. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 10:13 am EDT (1413 GMT) from Vandenberg...

NASA astronauts complete spacewalk
Posted: Sun, Apr 1 9:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)
NASA astronauts successfully carried out a spacewalk Thursday despite a late start. Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold spent 6 hours and 10 minutes outside the...



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
Friday, October 19
Paul Allen, the Quiet Space Baron
The New Yorker — 6:37 am ET (1037 GMT)


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