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Ariane launches two satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 11 9:51 AM ET (1451 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched a pair of commercial communications satellites on Saturday. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from the spaceport at Kourou,...

Lockheed Martin incoming CEO resigns
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 7:45 AM ET (1245 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 7:34 AM ET (1234 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 6:53 AM ET (1153 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 6:26 AM ET (1126 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 6:28 AM ET (1128 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 3:30 PM ET (1930 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 12:12 PM ET (1612 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 7:33 AM ET (1133 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 5:42 AM ET (0942 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...



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Friday, August 26
Space: A sudden light
The Economist — 6:53 am ET (1053 GMT)
Rocket built in Decatur selected for Mars expedition
Decatur (AL) Daily — 6:52 am ET (1052 GMT)
SpaceX investigates rocket storage at Port Canveral
Orlando Sentinel — 6:49 am ET (1049 GMT)


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