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News briefs: June 15-16
Posted: Mon, Jun 17 7:27 AM ET (1127 GMT)
Per Tegnér, director general of Swedish National Space Board, has been named as chairman of the European Space Agency Council for a two-year...

Zenit launches Galaxy 3C
Posted: Sun, Jun 16 12:16 AM ET (0416 GMT)
A Zenit 3SL booster successfully launched a communications satellite Saturday for the multinational Sea Launch venture. The Zenit 3SL lifted off from its floating launch...

Shuttle undocks from station
Posted: Sat, Jun 15 1:55 PM ET (1755 GMT)
The space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station Saturday morning as it prepares to return to Earth. Endeavour undocked from ISS at 10:...

News briefs: June 14
Posted: Sat, Jun 15 1:48 PM ET (1748 GMT)
Former astronaut and senator John Glenn said this week that NASA needs to do a better explaining to the American people what it does, the...

Shuttle prepares to undock from station
Posted: Sat, Jun 15 9:00 AM ET (1300 GMT)
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour completed preparations Friday to leave the International Space Station as engineers worked to troubleshoot a new problem with...

News briefs: June 13
Posted: Fri, Jun 14 2:10 PM ET (1810 GMT)
The threat posed by a major Colorado forest fire to a key Lockheed Martin space facility is subsiding, Space News reported Thursday. Earlier in the...

Jupiter-like exoplanet discovered
Posted: Fri, Jun 14 8:19 AM ET (1219 GMT)
Astronomers announced Thursday the discovery of 15 new extrasolar planets, including one that is the closest analogue to Jupiter yet found. A team of astronomers...

Spacewalkers repair ISS robot arm
Posted: Fri, Jun 14 8:02 AM ET (1202 GMT)
Two astronauts successfully replaced a faulty wrist joint on the International Space Station's robot arm during a seven-hour spacewalk Thursday. Franklin Chang-Diaz...

News briefs: June 12
Posted: Thu, Jun 13 7:27 AM ET (1127 GMT)
Efforts to secure a deal for pop star and space tourist hopeful Lance Bass are "nearing a climax", MSNBC reported this week. Negotiations with two...

ESA offers plan for guaranteed Ariane buys
Posted: Thu, Jun 13 6:36 AM ET (1036 GMT)
The European Space Agency has sent a plan to its member governments that would require them to purchase several launch vehicles each year in an...

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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