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Five-week government shutdown ends
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 11:01 AM ET (1601 GMT)
A five-week partial government shutdown that idled most of NASA and several other agencies involved in space activities came to an end Friday. President...

PSLV launches military, student satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 11:00 AM ET (1600 GMT)
An Indian rocket successfully launched a small military imaging satellite Thursday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at...

Falcon 9 for commercial crew test flight performs static fire test
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 10:59 AM ET (1559 GMT)
SpaceX performed a static fire Thursday of the Falcon 9 rocket that will be used for a commercial crew test flight next month. The Falcon...

New Shepard launches on suborbital research flight
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 10:58 AM ET (1558 GMT)
Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its latest test flight Wednesday. The vehicle lifted off from the company's West Texas...

NASA reassigns astronaut on Boeing commercial crew test flight
Posted: Sun, Jan 27 10:57 AM ET (1557 GMT)
NASA is reassigning one of the astronauts who was to fly on a commercial crew mission later this year. NASA said Tuesday that Eric Boe...

SpaceShipTwo reaches edge of space on latest test flight
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:38 PM ET (1738 GMT)
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo flew to the edge of space for the first time Thursday. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, took off Thursday morning from...

Russian cosmonauts perform arduous spacewalk to inspect Soyuz
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:36 PM ET (1736 GMT)
Russian cosmonauts identified the site of a leak on a Soyuz spacecraft during a long and, at times, dramatic spacewalk Tuesday. Oleg Kononenko and Sergey...

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:35 PM ET (1735 GMT)
Voyager 2 has joined its twin spacecraft in interstellar space. NASA announced Monday that the 41-year-old spacecraft passed the heliopause, the boundary between...

China launches Chang'e-4 lunar lander mission
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:33 PM ET (1733 GMT)
China launched its latest mission to the moon December 7. The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-4 spacecraft lifted off at 1:...

China launches Saudi and other smallsats
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:32 PM ET (1732 GMT)
A Chinese rocket launched several small satellites December 7. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 0412 GMT (...



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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