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June 18, 2018 - 5:08 pm
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump...
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June 13, 2018 - 11:22 am
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun. Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:15 pm
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present. Scientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed...
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May 22, 2018 - 1:08 pm
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - SpaceX preparing for a big launch. A used Falcon 9 rocket will blast off from Vandenberg Air Force base in California today (5/22/18). The lift off taking place at 3:47pm Eastern Standard Time that's 12:47pm Pacific Standard Time and 1947 Greenwich Mean Time. The Falcon 9 will...
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May 05, 2018 - 10:27 am
By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather...
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