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New study supports collision model of lunar formation
Posted: Fri, Aug 17 10:54 AM ET (1454 GMT)
A paper published this week lends new credence to the proposal that a giant impact early in the history of the solar system formed the...

Astronomers discover Sun-like solar system
Posted: Thu, Aug 16 11:26 AM ET (1526 GMT)
Astronomers have discovered a solar system that is the most similar to our own found to date. Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of a second...

FUSE finds evidence of swarm of comets around young star
Posted: Thu, Aug 16 11:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
A nearby young star may be surrounded by millions of comets, astronomers announced this week. In a paper published in Thursday's issue of the...

Russian commercialization deal could be setback for Enterprise
Posted: Wed, Aug 15 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
An agreement by the Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos to commercialize the Russian segment of the International Space Station could be a setback for one joint...

"Marsplane" glider completes successful test flight
Posted: Wed, Aug 15 10:59 AM ET (1459 GMT)
A glider that is a prototype of a future Mars aircraft made a successful test flight last week in Oregon, NASA officials announced this week....

ISS crew transfer completed
Posted: Mon, Aug 13 8:56 PM ET (0056 GMT)
The old and new International Space Station crews swapped placed Monday while shuttle astronauts attached a cargo module to the station. The Expedition Three crew...

Genesis on course, performing well
Posted: Mon, Aug 13 8:36 PM ET (0036 GMT)
NASA's Genesis spacecraft is working well and is on course after performing a short maneuver Friday, project officials said. Genesis, launched Wednesday afternoon from...

Discovery docks with ISS
Posted: Sun, Aug 12 7:07 PM ET (2307 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station on schedule Sunday afternoon. Discovery docked with the station at 2:42 pm EDT (1842...

Discovery lifts off
Posted: Fri, Aug 10 7:24 PM ET (2324 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery lifted off Friday afternoon on mission STS-105, leaving five minutes early to avoid approaching thunderstorms. Discovery lifted off at 5:...

Report: U.S. and Russia reach agreement on space station tourism
Posted: Fri, Aug 10 2:09 PM ET (1809 GMT)
NASA and Rosaviakosmos have completed a tentative agreement that would allow more commercial space tourists to visit the International Space Station, the Washington Post reported...

news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Sunday, July 22
Space interest gets boost from Orlando Science Center
Orlando Sentinel — 9:08 am ET (1308 GMT)

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