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Atlas cleared for X-37B launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 8 7:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
United Launch Alliance said Friday it has cleared Tuesday's scheduled launch of an Atlas 5 carrying a X-37B military spaceplane after completing an...

Company unveils plans for commercial human lunar missions
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 6:35 AM ET (1135 GMT)
A startup company announced Thursday it plans to offer human missions to the surface of the Moon as soon as the end of this decade...

GRAIL data reveal battered Moon
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 6:23 AM ET (1123 GMT)
NASA released this week the most accurate gravity field map of the Moon compiled to date, created from data provided by a pair of spacecraft...

SpaceX wins first EELV-class launch contracts from Air Force
Posted: Thu, Dec 6 5:48 AM ET (1048 GMT)
SpaceX won contracts this week from the US Air Force for the launch of two satellites, breaking the lock on such deals held by United...

NASA announces plans for 2020 Mars rover mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 5 5:50 AM ET (1050 GMT)
NASA announced Tuesday it plans to develop a Mars rover based on the Mars Science Laboratory mission for launch in 2020. The rover wil take...

Curiosity detects hints of organic compounds
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 6:07 AM ET (1107 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected evidence for simple organic compounds in a Martian soil sample, but scientists cautioned Monday they do not know...

Zenit-3SL launches Eutelsat spacecraft
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Zenit-3SL rocket successfully placed a communications satelite into orbit for Eutelsat on Monday. The Zenit-3SL, operated by Sea Launch, lifted off from...

Voyager on outskirts of the solar system
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:42 AM ET (1042 GMT)
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has yet to exit the solar system but has instead a previously unknown zone near its boundary, project scientists said...

Soyuz launches French imaging satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 2 10:26 AM ET (1526 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket lifted off from French Guiana on Saturday night and placed a French imaging satellite into orbit. The Soyuz ST-A rocket lifted...

MESSENGER confirms presence of water ice on Mercury
Posted: Fri, Nov 30 6:38 AM ET (1138 GMT)
Data from several instruments on a NASA spacecraft have allowed scientists to confirm the presence of water ice in craters near the poles of Mercury....



news in brief
Proton launches Russian communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)

Mars spacecraft survive comet flyby
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)

China launches imaging satellite
Posted: Tue, Oct 21 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, October 22
Space launch to pave the way for lunar expedition
China Daily — 8:05 pm ET (0005 GMT)
NASA silent on Smith request for information
Houston Chronicle — 8:00 pm ET (0000 GMT)


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