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Soyuz lifts off on historic flight
Posted: Sat, Apr 28 5:29 AM ET (0929 GMT)
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Dennis Tito, the first commercial space tourist, lifted off early Saturday. The Soyuz rocket lifted off from Baikonur on schedule...

NASA and Rosaviakosmos work out agreement for Soyuz launch
Posted: Fri, Apr 27 8:32 PM ET (0032 GMT)
NASA and its Russian counterpart, Rosaviakosmos, worked out an agreement Friday that clears the way for the launch early Saturday of a Soyuz spacecraft carrying...

X-40A completes third NASA drop test
Posted: Fri, Apr 27 12:14 PM ET (1614 GMT)
The X-40A experimental vehicle completed the third in a series of flight tests Thursday in California. The X-40A was dropped from a helicopter...

Shuttle stay at ISS extended, Tito flight likely delayed
Posted: Fri, Apr 27 2:51 AM ET (0651 GMT)
NASA announced late Thursday that it would keep the space shuttle Endeavour docked to the International Space Station for two extra days, a decision that...

ISS computer glitches delay robot arm handoff
Posted: Thu, Apr 26 8:17 AM ET (1217 GMT)
Problems with computers on board the International Space Station have pushed back work with the station's new robotic arm and could both extend the...

Astronauts complete second spacewalk
Posted: Wed, Apr 25 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
Two astronauts completed the second of two spacewalks outside the International Space Station Tuesday, finishing wiring work for the station's new robot arm. Astronauts...

ISS partners officially approve Tito's flight
Posted: Tue, Apr 24 4:27 PM ET (2027 GMT)
The International Space Station partner nations granted their official approval Tuesday to the upcoming flight to the station by California businessman Dennis Tito. The partners...

Glitches hit two communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Apr 24 11:03 AM ET (1503 GMT)
A pair of unrelated technical problems temporarily disabled two communications satellites over the weekend. PanAmSat announced Monday that its Galaxy 3R communications satellite lost its...

Busy day on ISS as astronauts prepare for second spacewalk
Posted: Tue, Apr 24 9:47 AM ET (1347 GMT)
The crews of the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station met for the first time on Monday as part of a busy day...

Spacewalkers install robot arm on station
Posted: Sun, Apr 22 6:56 PM ET (2256 GMT)
Two astronauts successfully installed a Canadian-built robotic arm on the exterior of the International Space Station during a spacewalk Sunday. The primary purpose of...



news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Thursday, October 19
Spacecom returns to SpaceX to launch 2 satellites
Globes Online — 5:39 am ET (0939 GMT)
Space: Marketing's Final Frontier
AdAge.com — 5:37 am ET (0937 GMT)
US and Luxembourg frame laws for new space race
Financial Times — 5:35 am ET (0935 GMT)


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