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Curiosity ready to start moving again
Posted: Fri, Nov 16 1:01 PM ET (1801 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which has spent the last several weeks working at a single location on the Martian surface, will soon be on...

"Homeless" planet spotted in deep space
Posted: Thu, Nov 15 6:52 AM ET (1152 GMT)
Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of a "homeless" planet 100 light-years away not orbiting any star. Astronomers detected the object, designated CFBDSIR2149, using the...

Russia launches government communications satellite
Posted: Thu, Nov 15 6:25 AM ET (1125 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a satellite designed to serve military and civil users on Wednesday. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk...

South Korean launch further delayed
Posted: Wed, Nov 14 6:29 AM ET (1129 GMT)
The launch of a South Korean rocket, already delayed because of a technical problem, has been pushed back again, officials said Wednesday. South Korea planned...

Climate change may worsen orbital debris problem
Posted: Tue, Nov 13 12:56 PM ET (1756 GMT)
Increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the upper atmosphere may be exacerbating the growing problem of orbital debris, scientists reported this week. Researchers with the...

Ariane launches two satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 11 8:51 AM ET (1351 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 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...



news in brief
Russia launches foreign military satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 20 12:15 PM ET (1715 GMT)

news links
Monday, December 22
The Dark Side of the Moon
GQ — 10:16 pm ET (0316 GMT)
When NASA turned Houston into 'Space City'
Houston Chronicle — 10:08 pm ET (0308 GMT)
Hunting Orion
The Hill — 10:08 pm ET (0308 GMT)
The Venus Express Will Go Out in a Burst of Glory
Slate — 10:04 pm ET (0304 GMT)


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