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Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running out of fuel after more than nine...

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)
Inmarsat has rejected a second takeover proposal from EchoStar hours before a deadline Friday. EchoStar proposed a deal that valued Inmarsat's equity at $3....

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)
A shuttle-era engine is undergoing a series of daily test firings to demonstrate its suitability for a DARPA spaceplane program. Aerojet Rocketdyne's AR-...

Opportunity remains silent as Martian dust storm continues
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover remains silent nearly a month after a dust storm cut off contact with the spacecraft. Regular listening sessions by NASA'...

Dawn flies close to Ceres as mission approaches end
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
NASA's Dawn spacecraft, nearing the end of its mission, has dipped very close to the surface of Ceres. The spacecraft used its ion engine...

SpaceX wins Air Force Falcon Heavy launch contract
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)
SpaceX has won a $130 million Air Force launch contract for a Falcon Heavy mission. The Air Force announced the contract Thursday for the Air...

NASA to study turning field centers into FFRDCs
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)
The White House has asked NASA to study converting one or more of its field centers into more independent organizations. The proposal, part of a...

White House releases near Earth object action plan
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)
The White House released Wednesday an "action plan" for dealing with threats posed by near Earth objects (NEOs). The plan outlines five goals ranging from...

UAE to fly astronaut to the ISS in 2019
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:11 AM ET (1411 GMT)
An Emirati astronaut will fly to the International Space Station next year. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in the United Arab Emirates announced Wednesday...

President directs Pentagon to set up Space Force
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:10 AM ET (1410 GMT)
President Trump used Monday's National Space Council meeting to direct the Pentagon to establish a Space Force. Trump, in remarks at the beginning of...



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
Thursday, October 18
Crews Tear Down Dirt Mound at SpaceX Launch Pad Site
KRGV-TV Weslaco, TX — 5:38 am ET (0938 GMT)


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