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June 20, 2019 - 12:40 pm
By MARCIA DUNN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The...
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February 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet. The six-wheeled...
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FILE - This Dec. 29, 1968 photo made available by NASA shows the large moon crater Goclenius, foreground. (NASA via AP, File)
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January 17, 2019 - 2:14 pm
By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years,...
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December 18, 2018 - 3:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — The launch of a new GPS satellite was postponed for one day Tuesday because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit. Liftoff was rescheduled for Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX said Tuesday's launch was scratched...
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December 15, 2018 - 7:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the "Peanuts" crew will have a new home on Apple's streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new "Peanuts" content. The global children's content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including...
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December 12, 2018 - 11:37 am
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A NASA official who oversaw a nearly $200 million contract at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks and stealing government funds. News outlets report 53-year-old Steven Kremer pleaded guilty Tuesday to the $37,000 scheme on...
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December 08, 2018 - 7:50 am
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab Saturday, three days after launching from Florida. It took two tries to get the Dragon close...
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December 03, 2018 - 2:16 pm
By DMITRY LOVETSKY , Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Monday following a clean launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. NASA astronaut Anne...
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November 26, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains. The InSight lander aimed for an afternoon touchdown, as anxiety built among those involved...
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November 20, 2018 - 4:36 pm
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station has received two cargo deliveries in a record 15 hours. A U.S. commercial shipment arrived Monday, two days after blasting off from Virginia. NASA Astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor used the space...
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