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China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 4:07 PM ET (2007 GMT)
A Long March vehicle placed Chinese and Argentine satellites into orbit May 30. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch...

BEAM deployed on ISS
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:48 PM ET (1948 GMT)
An expandable module on the International Space Station extended to its full size May 28 after an earlier effort failed. Mission controllers, working with astronaut...

SpaceX launches Thaicom-8, lands first stage
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:38 PM ET (1938 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the Thaicom-8 communications satellite May 27, and successfully landed the rocket's first stage on a ship for the...

Russia launches navigation satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:26 PM ET (1926 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launches a Glonass navigation satellite May 29 despite an apparent problem with the rocket's upper stage. The Soyuz-2.1b...

Rosetta finds building blocks of life on comet
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:16 PM ET (1916 GMT)
Planetary scientists say they have found evidence of the building blocks of life on the comet being studied by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. In a...

NASA delays launch of Mars InSight lander
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:12 PM ET (2312 GMT)
NASA announced Tuesday that it was delaying the launch of its Mars InSight lander mission, previously planned for March, until at least mid-2018 because...

Falcon 9 launches ORBCOMM satellites and lands first stage
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:03 PM ET (2303 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched 11 ORBCOMM satellites Monday night, landing the rocket's first stage a few kilometers from its Cape Canaveral launch...

NASA astronauts complete brief ISS repair spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 5:55 PM ET (2255 GMT)
Two NASA astronauts went outside the International Space Station on Monday to move a stuck cart into its proper position. Astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim...

Progress launches to ISS
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 5:49 PM ET (2249 GMT)
The first of a new generation of Progress cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday, two days after launch. A Soyuz rocket...

SpaceX plans Sunday launch and first stage landing attempt
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:21 PM ET (1821 GMT)
SpaceX confirmed Saturday that it plans to launch its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday evening, and attempt to land the rocket's first stage...



news in brief
Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:51 AM ET (1551 GMT)

SpaceX preparing for Iridium return-to-flight launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

Proton launch of EchoStar-21 delayed
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:49 AM ET (1549 GMT)

news links
Saturday, January 21
Whitson fields questions from 4th graders
KMA-AM Shenandoah, IA — 9:51 am ET (1451 GMT)
SpaceX leads space exploration renaissance, and jobs, in South Texas
San Antonio Express-News — 6:07 am ET (1107 GMT)
Trump Administration Portends Numerous Changes in Space Policies
Wall Street Journal — 6:04 am ET (1104 GMT)


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