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Galileo mission extended one last time; mission end set for August 2003
Posted: Thu, Mar 15 9:34 PM ET (0234 GMT)
NASA granted the Galileo spacecraft a third and final mission extension Thursday, continuing the mission for nearly two and a half more years. The extended...

Walker not interested in NASA top job
Posted: Thu, Mar 15 2:23 PM ET (1923 GMT)
Former Congressman Robert Walker said Thursday he has no interest in becoming NASA administrator. Speaking at a commercial space conference at the Cato Institute in...

X-40A passes drop test
Posted: Thu, Mar 15 12:32 PM ET (1732 GMT)
An Air Force experimental vehicle, on loan to NASA, successfully completed the first in a series of drop tests from a helicopter Wednesday. The X-...

Mir deorbit rescheduled for March 22
Posted: Wed, Mar 14 7:00 PM ET (0000 GMT)
Russian officials said Wednesday they now plan to bring down the Mir space station on March 22, two days later than prior estimates. Rosaviakosmos officials,...

Chandra observations reveal black holes commonplace in early universe
Posted: Wed, Mar 14 11:35 AM ET (1635 GMT)
New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory released Tuesday has shown that black holes were commonplace and active in the early universe. Two...

ISS crew transfer completed
Posted: Wed, Mar 14 9:44 AM ET (1444 GMT)
The complete Expedition Two crew is now aboard the International Space Station after astronaut Susan Helms moved aboard the station early Wednesday. Helms officially transferred...

Second STS-102 spacewalk completed
Posted: Tue, Mar 13 11:27 AM ET (1627 GMT)
Astronauts Paul Richards and Andy Thomas successfully completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station early Tuesday. The astronauts...

Air Force says Boeing on track for first EELV launch
Posted: Tue, Mar 13 8:35 AM ET (1335 GMT)
U.S. Air Force officials, responding to published reports Monday, said they still planned to use a Boeing Delta 4 for the first launch of...

Shuttle crew attaches cargo module to ISS
Posted: Mon, Mar 12 8:10 AM ET (1310 GMT)
The crew of the space shuttle Discovery attached the Leonardo cargo module to the International Space Station in the early morning hours Monday. Astronaut Andy...

Astronauts wrap up station spacewalk
Posted: Sun, Mar 11 9:33 AM ET (1433 GMT)
Two astronauts completed the first of two spacewalks scheduled for the STS-102 mission outside the International Space Station early Sunday. Astronauts James Voss and...

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
Sunday, March 18
UChicago activities at Yerkes Observatory to end in 2018
Univ. of Chicago — 1:13 pm ET (1713 GMT)
1.24 Million Euros for Early Universe Research
Albert Einstein Institute — 1:10 pm ET (1710 GMT)
Mysterious signal comes from very old stars at centre of our galaxy
Australian National University — 1:09 pm ET (1709 GMT)

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