Space News Archive - February 24, 2010


Journalists are invited to cover the STS-131 space shuttle crew's practice countdown and related training March 2-5 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded a contract to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions LLC, or ARTS, a small business in Greenbelt, Md., to provide information and technical services at the center.


Today ESO has released a dramatic new image of NGC 346, the brightest star-forming region in our neighboring galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, 210 000 light-years away towards the constellation of Tucana (the Toucan).

The newly restructured NASA Advisory Council recently concluded its second meeting, held Feb 18-19, at NASA Headquarters in Washington.


When NASA’s satellite operators need accurate, real-time space-weather information, they turn to the Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC) of the Space Weather Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, has award AT&T of Vienna, Va, a contract to provide Mission Network Services for the agency.


Following last week’s announcement that there would be a launch delay, the space head module encasing CryoSat-2 has been removed from the launcher and returned to the integration facilities.

Reporters are invited to a media day in April to observe the first environmental science mission of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


An international group of astrophysicists has determined that a massive planet outside our Solar System is being distorted and destroyed by its host star – a finding that helps explain the unexpectedly large size of the planet, WASP-12b.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]