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about was created in early 2001 to be the first place space professionals, enthusiasts, and others would turn to to learn about the latest developments in space-related fields. This site provides links to space news articles from throughout the web, on topics ranging from astronomy and space science to technology to policy and legislation. In addition, provides news summaries: one paragraph reports on the most significant space news, to make it even easier to get caught up on the latest news and events. was founded by Jeff Foust. Jeff was editor of SpaceViews, a leading online space news publication, from 1993 until its parent company,, was acquired by in 2000. Some of the features of, such as the links to other news articles, had their genesis on SpaceViews, while other features are new to Jeff also writes for a number of other publications, including Spaceflight Now and Sky & Telescope magazine, and is coauthor of the book The Astronomer's Computer Companion. He has a BS with honors in geophysics from Caltech and a PhD in planetary sciences from MIT.

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news in brief
China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:51 PM ET (2051 GMT)

Blue Origin tests New Shepard vehicle, lands rocket stage
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:50 PM ET (2050 GMT)

H-2A launches commercial satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:48 PM ET (2048 GMT)

news links
Monday, November 30
Montanans simulate isolation of Mars on Hawaii's Mauna Loa
Helena (MT) Independent Record — 12:47 am ET (0547 GMT)
Leave No Prisoners of War Behind—Even in Space?
The National Interest — 12:43 am ET (0543 GMT)

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