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NASA extends NEAR mission up to 10 days
Updated: Wed, Feb 14 2:50 PM ET (1950 GMT)
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 14 2:14 PM ET (1914 GMT)
NASA announced this afternoon that they have extended the mission of the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft up to 10 days to perform additional observations from the...

Lockheed Martin: no plans to quit space business
Posted: Wed, Feb 14 11:00 AM ET (1600 GMT)
Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin has no plans to shut down its commercial space business despite the current tough market, senior executives said this week. The...

Will NEAR's mission be extended?
Posted: Tue, Feb 13 6:42 PM ET (2342 GMT)
NASA is mulling a seven- to ten-day extension to the NEAR Shoemaker mission to give scientists more time to study the surface of the...

Discovery rolled out to launch pad for next mission
Posted: Tue, Feb 13 6:33 PM ET (2333 GMT)
While the crew of the shuttle Atlantis continue their current mission at the International Space Station, the shuttle Discovery was rolled out to the launch...

NEAR lands on Eros
Updated: Tue, Feb 13 10:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
Originally Posted: Mon, Feb 12 4:31 PM ET (2131 GMT)
NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft became the first spacecraft in history to land on an asteroid when it touched down on the surface of Eros...

Shuttle astronauts complete second spacewalk
Posted: Tue, Feb 13 12:36 AM ET (0536 GMT)
Two shuttle astronauts performed a virtually flawless EVA Monday, completing several tasks on the exterior of the International Space Station. The primary goal for astronauts...

Shuttle EVA trumps NEAR landing attempt
Posted: Mon, Feb 12 12:34 PM ET (1734 GMT)
It appears that NASA believes that a relatively routine shuttle EVA is more important that the first attempt to land a spacecraft on the surface...

NASA may escape planned budget cuts
Posted: Sun, Feb 11 5:02 PM ET (2202 GMT)
NASA may be one of the few federal agencies to escape significant cuts when President Bush sends his proposed fiscal year 2002 budget to Congress...

Destiny lab module attached to ISS
Posted: Sat, Feb 10 8:26 PM ET (0126 GMT)
The American lab module Destiny was successfully attached to the International Space Station during a seven and a half hour spacewalk Saturday. The shuttle's...

Congressmen express opposition to Tito's ISS flight
Posted: Sat, Feb 10 9:42 AM ET (1442 GMT)
Two prominent members of Congress have said in recent days they are opposed to plans by Russia to send California businessman Dennis Tito to the...



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)

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Wednesday, November 22
New project puts Denmark firmly on the space map
Copenhagen Post — 1:16 am ET (0616 GMT)


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