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SpaceX wins Air Force Falcon Heavy launch contract
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)
SpaceX has won a $130 million Air Force launch contract for a Falcon Heavy mission. The Air Force announced the contract Thursday for the Air...

NASA to study turning field centers into FFRDCs
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)
The White House has asked NASA to study converting one or more of its field centers into more independent organizations. The proposal, part of a...

White House releases near Earth object action plan
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)
The White House released Wednesday an "action plan" for dealing with threats posed by near Earth objects (NEOs). The plan outlines five goals ranging from...

UAE to fly astronaut to the ISS in 2019
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:11 AM ET (1411 GMT)
An Emirati astronaut will fly to the International Space Station next year. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in the United Arab Emirates announced Wednesday...

President directs Pentagon to set up Space Force
Posted: Sun, Jun 24 10:10 AM ET (1410 GMT)
President Trump used Monday's National Space Council meeting to direct the Pentagon to establish a Space Force. Trump, in remarks at the beginning of...

Soyuz docks with ISS
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new ISS crewmembers docked with the station Friday, two days after its launch. The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft docked with...

Curiosity detects organic molecules and methane cycle on Mars
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:10 AM ET (1510 GMT)
Scientists have discovered organic molecules and varying methane emissions on Mars, findings that that can be explained by both biological and non-biological processes. In...

Northrop Grumman completes acquisition of Orbital ATK
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
Northrop Grumman officially completed its acquisition of Orbital ATK on Wednesday. The deal closed one day after winning approval from the Federal Trade Commission with...

Poll shows more support for NASA science than human spaceflight programs
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)
A new poll shows broad public support for NASA, but with greater interest in Earth science over human space exploration. The Pew Research Center poll,...

China launches weather satellite
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)
China launched a weather satellite Tuesday. The Long March 3A rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 9:07 a.m. Eastern...



news in brief
Soyuz upper stage issue may delay first OneWeb launch
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:34 AM ET (1534 GMT)

SSL backs out of satellite servicing program with DARPA
Posted: Sat, Feb 2 10:31 AM ET (1531 GMT)


news links
Sunday, February 17
The next space race starts in China
Buenos Aires Herald — 7:39 am ET (1239 GMT)
Gaganyaan’s review panel to meet in March
The Hindu — 7:34 am ET (1234 GMT)


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