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Technical glitch shelves station spacesuits
Posted: Thu, Feb 8 3:33 PM ET (2033 GMT)
A problem with the radios in two Russian spacesuits on the International Space Station has made them virtually unusable, a MSNBC report published late Tuesday...

Atlantis lifts off on ISS mission
Updated: Thu, Feb 8 1:22 AM ET (0622 GMT)
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 7 8:08 PM ET (0108 GMT)
The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Wednesday at 6:13 pm EST (2313 GMT) from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The launch took place two...

Ariane 4 launches two military satellites
Posted: Thu, Feb 8 12:45 AM ET (0545 GMT)
An Ariane 4 booster successfully launched two European military communications satellites Wednesday night. The Ariane 44L, a version of the Ariane 4 that uses four...

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...



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
Monday, November 20
Tucson Tech: Small-sat launcher Vector lining up launch sites
Arizona Daily Star — 1:51 am ET (0651 GMT)
Poroshenko said that Ukraine is a space power
The Stopru — 1:49 am ET (0649 GMT)
UK to clear the way for US space rocket launches in Britain
The Daily Telegraph — 1:47 am ET (0647 GMT)
‘PSLV built by domestic industry by 2020’
The Hindu — 1:43 am ET (0643 GMT)


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