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Cosmonauts reportedly refuse NASA training without Tito
Posted: Mon, Mar 19 7:55 PM ET (0055 GMT)
NASA will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss an "international incident" that took place Monday when agency officials prevented Dennis Tito from participating...

Discovery undocks from ISS
Posted: Mon, Mar 19 1:32 AM ET (0632 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station Sunday night, hours after the Expedition One crew turned over the station to the new...

Sea Launch places radio satellite in orbit
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 7:51 PM ET (0051 GMT)
A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL booster launched a commercial radio broadcast satellite Sunday afternoon. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 5:33 pm EST (...

Leonardo returned to shuttle after computer concerns addressed
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 10:45 AM ET (1545 GMT)
The Leonardo cargo module was moved from the International Space Station back into the shuttle Discovery's cargo bay early Sunday. The module was undocked...

Boeing to cut 400 space station jobs
Posted: Sat, Mar 17 10:40 AM ET (1540 GMT)
Boeing plans to lay off 400 space station workers in Huntsville, Alabama, because of cuts to the program, an article published Saturday announced. The Huntsville...

STS-102 mission extended a day
Posted: Fri, Mar 16 7:42 AM ET (1242 GMT)
NASA announced late Thursday that the space shuttle Discovery will remain docked to the International Space Station an extra day to give crews additional time...

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,...

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
Friday, October 19
Paul Allen, the Quiet Space Baron
The New Yorker — 6:37 am ET (1037 GMT)

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