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Lockheed Martin incoming CEO resigns
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 6:45 AM ET (1145 GMT)
The man tapped to be the next CEO of aerospace giant Lockheed Martin abruptly resigned late Friday afternoon after he confirmed he had an affair....

Ariane launch postponed by weather
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 6:34 AM ET (1134 GMT)
Weather postponed the launch of two communications satellites on an Ariane 5 on Friday. The Ariane 5 was scheduled to lift off late Friday from...

Rocketdyne to lay off 100
Posted: Fri, Nov 9 5:53 AM ET (1053 GMT)
Rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced this week it was laying off 100 people because of uncertainty in the space industry. About three-quarters...

"Super-Earth" found in habitable zone of another star
Posted: Thu, Nov 8 5:26 AM ET (1026 GMT)
Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of a "super-Earth" extrasolar planet within the habitable zone of a nearby star. Astronomers said the planet, one of...

Curiosity fails to detect methane in Martian atmosphere
Posted: Mon, Nov 5 5:28 AM ET (1028 GMT)
Scientists working on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover said Friday that initial measurements of the Martian atmosphere failed to turn up any evidence of methane,...

Atlantis moved to KSC visitors center
Posted: Sat, Nov 3 2:30 PM ET (1830 GMT)
NASA transferred the space shuttle Atlantis to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in a ceremony Friday, an event effectively marked the end of the...

Proton launches two Russian satellites
Posted: Sat, Nov 3 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
A Proton rocket placed two Russian communications satellites into orbit on Saturday. The Proton M rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at...

ISS astronauts complete spacewalk
Posted: Fri, Nov 2 6:33 AM ET (1033 GMT)
Two International Space Station astronauts venture outside the station for more than six and a half hours Thursday to support efforts to isolate an ammonia...

Curiosity performs first x-ray analysis of Martian soil
Posted: Thu, Nov 1 4:42 AM ET (0842 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has performed the first x-ray diffraction analysis of Martian soil, finding it similar in composition to volcanic soils found...

Progress cargo ship flies to ISS
Posted: Thu, Nov 1 4:25 AM ET (0825 GMT)
A Russian cargo ship launched early Wednesday and docked with the International Space Station several hours later. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-17M...



news in brief
Google Lunar X PRIZE awards milestone prizes
Posted: Tue, Jan 27 7:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)

Planetary Society to launch solar sail demonstrator in May
Posted: Tue, Jan 27 6:43 AM ET (1143 GMT)

Air Force and SpaceX settle lawsuit
Posted: Sat, Jan 24 9:57 AM ET (1457 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, January 27
CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — 6:29 am ET (1129 GMT)
Bill Nye's Tiny Orbital Craft Will Sail On Sunlight
Fast Company — 6:29 am ET (1129 GMT)
Astrobotic awarded $2M from Xprize foundation for technological advances
Pittsburgh Business Times — 6:27 am ET (1127 GMT)


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