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NASA announces Discovery mission finalists
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 11:31 PM ET (0431 GMT)
NASA has selected proposals to study asteroids, Jupiter, and extrasolar planets as the finalists for the next Discovery-class planetary science mission, the space agency...

More consolidation at
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:44 PM ET (1844 GMT)
Space news and content company is closing an office and laying off several people, according to various reports this week. The New York-...

Atlantis rolled out to launch pad
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 1:24 PM ET (1824 GMT)
The space shuttle Atlantis was moved to launch pad 39A Wednesday, a day later than planned after a transporter malfunctioned Tuesday. The shuttle, attached to...

Gas cloud could alter galaxy formation theories
Posted: Thu, Jan 4 11:38 AM ET (1638 GMT)
The discovery of a massive gas cloud around a distant, young galaxy could reshape existing theories of galaxy formations, astronomers reported Wednesday. In a paper...

Atlantis rollout stopped, delayed
Posted: Tue, Jan 2 10:13 PM ET (0313 GMT)
The rollout of the shuttle Atlantis was stopped early Tuesday after a problem developed with the transporter moving the stack to the launch pad. The...

Second Shenzhou launch imminent?
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 11:39 PM ET (0439 GMT)
China may conduct the second test launch of a manned spacecraft in early January, several sources claimed recently. Go Taikonauts, a web site that covers...

UK to fund Spaceguard telescope
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 11:21 PM ET (0421 GMT)
The British government is expected to announce plans to build a telescope dedicated to the search for near-Earth objects (NEOs), a British newspaper reported...

news in brief
ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)

British commercial space bill becomes law
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 11:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, March 20
SpaceX in early talks to build a manufacturing facility in the Port of LA
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze — 5:28 am ET (0928 GMT)

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