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  • A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial space, and related topi…
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In…
    - 28 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced Wednesday that…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines last week—the…
    - 26 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an inte…
    - 22 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security efforts
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) wea…
    - 21 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut w…
    - 19 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
    SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” the…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Improving SOFIA
    Although a final resolution may not come until late this year, when Congress finally approves a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, it appears that NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has survived its near-deat…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • Orion manager warns he’s “challenged” to make December 2017 launch
    In two separate public appearances last week, the manager of NASA’s Orion spacecraft warned that he is “challenged” to keep Orion on track for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission in late 2017. Mark Geyer spoke at the Mars Society’s a…
    - 13 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

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  • Deep space navigation: tool tested as emergency navigation device
    Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2018A tool that has helped guide sailors across oceans for centuries is now being tested aboard the International Space Station as a potential emergency navigation tool for guiding future spacecraft across the cosmos. The…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Researchers Find Last of the Universe's Missing Ordinary Matter
    Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 21, 2018Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have helped to find the last reservoir of ordinary matter hiding in the universe. Ordinary matter, or "baryons," make up all physical objects in existence, from sta…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur
    Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 22, 2018Scientists have found a new way of joining groups of atoms together into shape-changing molecules - opening up the possibility of a new area of chemistry and the development of countless new drugs, microelectron…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Distant moons may harbor life
    Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2018We've all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons? In a paper published Wednesday (June 13) in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers at the University of Californi…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Hunting molecules to find new planets
    Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 22, 2018Each exoplanet revolves around a star, like the Earth around the Sun. This is why it is generally impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, a team of astronome…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • GomSpace and Aerial Maritime Ltd enter MOU for delivery and operation of a global constellation
    Aalborg, DenmarkGomSpace A/S - a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB (the "Company") and Aerial and Maritime Ltd. ("A and M") have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") following A and M's decision to appoint GomSpace as the supplier of a globa…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • With supercomputing power, scientists solve a next-generation physics problem
    Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jun 22, 2018Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial coupling, with grou…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • ASRC Federal subsidiary awarded $1B NASA contract for advanced computing services
    Beltsville MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2018The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded ASRC Federal subsidiary InuTeq LLC the NASA Advanced Computing Services (NACS) contract. The single award, hybrid contract has a one-year base, fo…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Japan halts missile drills after Trump-Kim summit: reports
    Tokyo (AFP) June 21, 2018 Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported Thursday. Government officials did not immediately confirm…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • New and improved way to find baby planets
    Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2018New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Jaehan Bae used archival radio telescope data to develop a new method for finding very young extrasolar planets. Their technique successfully c…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Study develops a model enhancing particle beam efficiency
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 22, 2018The use of particle accelerators is not confined to basic research in high-energy physics. Large-scale accelerators and gigantic devices, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), are used for this purpose, but r…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Russia warns against Trump's 'alarming' plans for US space domination
    Moscow (AFP) June 20, 2018 Russia on Wednesday expressed alarm over US President Donald Trump's call for the United States to dominate space exploration and his plan to create a separate branch of the military called a Space Force. Russian foreig…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Kiel physicists achieve hitherto most accurate description of highly excited electrons
    Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2018It is the "drosophila" of modern physics: the uniform electron gas. Just as the fruit fly is used to describe the principles of genetics this model of a gas can be used to investigate important characteristics of el…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • NASA, NSF plunge into ocean twilight zone to explore ecosystem carbon flow
    Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2018A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The team's missi…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate
    Boston MA (SPX) Jun 20, 2018Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption. The team, co-led b…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:30am -

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  • CBS News Space Page is Moving!
    By WILLIAM HARWOODCBS NewsEDITOR’S NOTE: We are in the process of moving stories on this page to the CBS News Sci-Tech page. This site will be taken down in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience!
    - 30 Jul 15, 3:32am -
  • Cause of Russian Progress failure still TBD
    Four weeks after a Progress space station supply ship spun out of control in a launch mishap, Russian engineers have not yet revealed what might have gone wrong, casting a cloud of uncertainty over downstream flights of unpiloted cargo ships as well…
    - 28 May 15, 2:51am -
  • NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
    Taking a major step toward an eventual robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has selected nine sophisticated instruments for a solar-powered spacecraft designed to find out whether the hidden realm could support life of some sort, agency o…
    - 26 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth
    A SpaceX cargo capsule loaded with 3,100 pounds of research samples, no-longer-needed equipment and trash returned to Earth Thursday after a month-long stay at the International Space Station.
    - 21 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • X-37B spaceplane launched on secret mission
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, boosting an unpiloted military spaceplane into orbit for a secret mission.
    - 21 May 15, 2:13am -
  • Air Force set to launch spaceplane on mostly secret mission
    An Air Force X-37B spaceplane, a mini shuttle making the program's fourth flight, is poised for launch Wednesday on a mostly classified mission featuring an unusual hitchhiker: a small publicly-funded satellite built to test the feasibility of using…
    - 19 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • Brightman steps down from station flight
    Soprano and would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman, who was in training for a flight to the International Space Station this fall aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft, will not be chasing her dream aloft after all, the singer's website and Facebook pag…
    - 13 May 15, 7:45pm -
  • Russia delays upcoming ISS flights in wake of Progress failure
    Russia is delaying the return to Earth of three space station crew members by about a month in the wake of the April 18 failure of a Russian Progress supply ship. Launch of three fresh crew members also will be delayed, from May 26 to late July.
    - 12 May 15, 8:33pm -
  • SpaceX stages emergency escape system test
    Simulating a launch pad emergency, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule was blasted away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, shooting to an altitude of several thousand feet before arcing over for an offshore splashdown in a dramatic emergency escape system…
    - 6 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • SpaceX gears up for pad abort test
    SpaceX is readying an unmanned Dragon capsule for a simulated launch pad abort Wednesday, a short, high-speed flight to demonstrate an innovative rocket-powered escape system designed to quickly pull a crew to safety in the event of an impending boos…
    - 5 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Messenger probe, out of gas, crashes into Mercury
    NASA's hardy Messenger spacecraft, out of fuel at the end of a remarkably successful 11-year mission, ended its life with a bang Thursday, smashing into the hellish surface of Mercury at some 8,750 miles per hour and blasting out a new crater in the…
    - 30 Apr 15, 9:01pm -
  • Blue Origin launches sub-orbital New Shepard test flight
    Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unpiloted maiden test flight of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.
    - 30 Apr 15, 7:19am -
  • New Horizons detects possible polar cap on Pluto
    New photos and animations of Pluto and its large moon Charon taken by the fast-approaching New Horizons probe are revealing distinct surface features for the first time, including a bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said W…
    - 29 Apr 15, 9:30pm -
  • Russian abandon efforts to salvage wayward cargo ship
    Russian flight controllers have given up attempting to salvage a Progress cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. Instead, the spacecraft likely will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up wi…
    - 29 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Progress cargo ship spins out of control after launch
    A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy.
    - 28 Apr 15, 2:34pm -

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  • newWhat’s Happening in Space Policy June 24-30, 2018
    Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com’s list of space policy events for the week of June 24-30, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session this week. During the Week More action is expected on the FY2019 defense app…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 7:45pm -
  • Hyten, Bridenstine: No Time to Waste Getting Civil SSA Agency
    Gen. John Hyten and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told two congressional committees today that this is not the time to get caught up in parochial issues over which non-DOD agency should take charge of sharing Space Situational Awareness (SSA) da…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 3:55am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: June 21, 2018

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  • Today’s Tidbits: June 20, 2018
    Here are SpacePolicyOnline.com’s tidbits for June 20, 2018:  White House releases NEO preparedness action plan; Pentagon moving forward on Space Force; Mars dust storm goes global. Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 3:47am -
  • Trump Upstages SPD-3 With Space Force Announcement
    President Trump signed Space Policy Directive-3 (SPD-3) today as expected, but it was his order to Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to create a Space Force that stole the show. Trump has called for creation of a Space Forc…
    - 6 days ago 18 Jun 18, 11:49pm -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy June 17-23, 2018 – UPDATE
    Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com’s list of space policy events for the week of June 17-23, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in the session this week. During the Week Tomorrow (Monday), the White House National S…
    - 8 days ago 17 Jun 18, 4:31pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: June 15, 2018
    Here are SpacePolicyOnline.com’s tidbits for June 15, 2018:  Peggy Whitson retires; Rubio adds his support for Kavandi to be NASA Deputy Administrator.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us on Twitter (@SpcPlcyOnline)…
    - 9 days ago 15 Jun 18, 9:58pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: June 14, 2018
    Here are SpacePolicyOnline.com’s tidbits for June 14, 2018: Senate appropriators approve NASA/NOAA bill; JAXA’s Hayabusa2 closing in on Ryugu; China’s Queqiao reaches destination.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow…
    - 10 days ago 15 Jun 18, 3:44am -
  • NASA Concerned but Hopeful for Oppy’s Future
    A dust storm on Mars is threatening NASA’s intrepid rover, Opportunity, but its human operators are hopeful that the 15-year-old robot will make it through.  For now, Oppy, as it is fondly known, is asleep, waiting until it detects that it has eno…
    - 11 days ago 13 Jun 18, 10:10pm -
  • Senate Appropriators Add Money for NOAA Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellites
    In its actions on the FY2019 Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill today, a Senate subcommittee added funding for NOAA’s next three polar-orbiting weather satellites. It also fully funded NOAA’s development of new geostationary weath…
    - 12 days ago 13 Jun 18, 3:40am -

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Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies
Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies
- 39 days ago 17 May 18, 5:00pm -
Hubble Detects Helium in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet for the First Time
Hubble Detects Helium in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet for the First Time
- 54 days ago 2 May 18, 5:00pm -
Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova
Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova
- 60 days ago 26 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Could Potentially Detect the First Stars and Black Holes
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Could Potentially Detect the First Stars and Black Holes
- 61 days ago 25 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery
Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery
- 67 days ago 19 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
Hubble Makes the First Precise Distance Measurement to an Ancient Globular Star Cluster
Hubble Makes the First Precise Distance Measurement to an Ancient Globular Star Cluster
- 82 days ago 4 Apr 18, 5:00pm -

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Kepler Begins 18th Observing Campaign with a Focus on Star Clusters
Kepler Begins 18th Observing Campaign with a Focus on Star Clusters
- 33 days ago 23 May 18, 5:02pm -
Doug Caldwell Talks About the Data Pipeline for the TESS Mission
Doug Caldwell Talks About the Data Pipeline for the TESS Mission
- 73 days ago 13 Apr 18, 2:52pm -
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
- 74 days ago 12 Apr 18, 2:21pm -
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars
- 91 days ago 26 Mar 18, 1:50pm -
Jessie Dotson and Geert Barentsen, Kepler’s Contributions to Astronomy
Jessie Dotson and Geert Barentsen, Kepler’s Contributions to Astronomy
- 93 days ago 23 Mar 18, 6:29pm -
Charlie Sobeck Talks About Kepler’s Upcoming End of Flight
Charlie Sobeck Talks About Kepler’s Upcoming End of Flight
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