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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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  • newCuriosity is Drilling On Mars Again
    Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample on Mars in...
    - 22 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:31am -
  • newAstronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star
    Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile....
    - 22 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:28am -
  • newInSight Steers Toward Mars
    The lander is currently encapsulated in a protective aeroshell, which launched on top of an Atlas V 401 rocket on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California....
    - 23 hours ago 24 May 18, 2:11am -
  • Rosetta Unravels Formation of Comet's Sunrise Jets
    The atmosphere of Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is far from homogeneous....
    - 1 day ago 23 May 18, 2:07pm -
  • GRACE-FO Satellites Launched
    A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the California coast....
    - 2 days ago 23 May 18, 2:17am -

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  • newUK set to demand EU repayment in Brexit satellite row
    London (AFP) May 24, 2018 Britain was on Thursday set to demand the European Union repay 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion, 1.14 billion euros) if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite project post-Brexit, according to newspaper reports. Brit…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newA simple mechanism could have been decisive for the development of life
    Munich, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2018The question of the origin of life remains one of the oldest unanswered scientific questions. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown for the first time that phase separation is an extreme…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newLockheed Martin Stalker XE Upgraded with New VTOL Launch and Landing Capability
    Palmdale CA (SPX) May 23, 2018Lockheed Martin's Stalker eXtended Endurance (XE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. This new option gives users greater mission flexibility allowing…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newDozens of volunteers apply for joint US-Russian simulated Lunar orbital flight
    Moscow (Sputnik) May 24, 2018About 50 people from various countries have shown interest in an experiment simulating the flight to an orbital station near the Moon, a representative of the Institute of Medicobiological Problems of the Russian Acade…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newRosetta illuminates origins of sunrise jets on comet 67P
    Washington (UPI) May 23, 2018 Thanks to data collected by the Rosetta probe, astronomers are beginning to understand the factors responsible for the formation of sunrise jets, which are unique dust and gas jets emitted by comets. Sunrise jets are…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newSwRI scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation
    San Antonio, TX (SPX) May 24, 2018Southwest Research Institute scientists integrated NASA's New Horizons discoveries with data from ESA's Rosetta mission to develop a new theory about how Pluto may have formed at the edge of our solar system.…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newOSL Optics to help unlock the secrets of Jupiter's Icy Moons
    Kenley UK (SPX) May 24, 2018Optical Surfaces Ltd. (OSL) announces selection by Hensoldt Optronics GmbH, formerly Airbus (Oberkochen, Germany) to supply key precision optics for optical testing the Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA), one of 10 scienti…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newRosetta unravels formation of sunrise jets
    Gottingen, Germany (SPX) May 24, 2018The atmosphere of Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is far from homogeneous. In addition to sudden outbursts of gas and dust, daily recurring phenomena at sunrise can be observed. In these, evaporating…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newFirst light for the storm hunter
    Paris (ESA) May 24, 2018As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA's latest observ…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newMicrogravity conditions affect DNA methylation of muscle cells, slowing their differentiation
    Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) May 24, 2018Astronauts go through many physiological changes during their time in spaceflight, including lower muscle mass and slower muscle development. Similar symptoms can occur in the muscles of people on Earth's surface…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newNASA awards contract for space telescope mission
    Boulder CO (SPX) May 24, 2018NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, for the primary instrument components for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). Called the Wide Field Inst…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newCuriosity Mars rover back on drill duty
    Pasadena CA (JPL) May 24, 2018Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample o…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newNASA's InSight Steers Toward Mars
    Pasadena CA (JPL) May 24, 2018NASA's InSight lander has made its first course correction toward Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is the first mission dedicated to exploring…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newAerojet Rocketdyne demonstrates low-cost, high thrust space engine
    Redmond WA (SPX) May 24, 2018Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of a new in-space engine, designated ISE-100. Developed for commercial in-space applications, ISE-100 has the potential to be a critical element for future lun…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -
  • newTwin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth's Water Movement
    Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) May 24, 2018A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the Californ…
    - 13 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:17pm -

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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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  • Premier Instrument on NOAA’s New GOES-17 Not Working Properly
    NOAA revealed today that the premier instrument on its new GOES-17 geostationary weather satellite is not working properly. The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has 16 channels to observe the Earth in different wavelengths.  Thirteen are in the infrar…
    - 1 day ago 23 May 18, 9:59pm -
  • White House Objects to HASC’s Call for U.S. Space Command
    The White House is objecting to the House Armed Services Committee’s (HASC’s) call for a U.S. Space Command to be created as a subunit of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).  The provision is part of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Ac…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 18, 4:55am -
  • NASA’s GRACE-FO, Five Iridium Satellites Share A Ride to Space
    NASA and the communications satellite company Iridium shared a ride to orbit today on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Liftoff of the “ride-share” launch was on time at 3:47 pm ET from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA.  NASA’s GRACE-FO twin Earth scie…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 18, 3:35am -
  • Bridenstine Makes Personnel Moves
    Jim Bridenstine announced several personnel changes today as he settles into his new job as NASA Administrator.  Among them is permanently appointing Steve Jurczyk as Associate Administrator — the highest ranking civil servant at the agency.  Jur…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 18, 2:55am -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy May 20-26, 2018 – UPDATE 2
    Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com’s list of space policy events for the week of May 20-26, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them. The House and Senate are in session this week. [We’ve updated this twice to reflect the successful launches of Ch…
    - 4 days ago 20 May 18, 5:19pm -

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Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies
Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies
- 7 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
- 22 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
- 28 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
- 29 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
- 35 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
- 50 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
- 1 day 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
- 41 days ago 13 Apr 18, 2:52pm -
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
- 42 days ago 12 Apr 18, 2:21pm -
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars
- 59 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
- 62 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
- 70 days ago 15 Mar 18, 6:30pm -

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