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In this image taken from NASA video, commander Chris Cassidy, right, and NASA astronaut Bob Behnken perform their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station.
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July 01, 2020 - 9:50 pm
Astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries
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This 1977 photo made available by NASA shows engineer Mary W. Jackson at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
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June 26, 2020 - 5:09 am
NASA naming headquarters for 'Hidden Figures' engineer
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as fireworks are exploded before his company's IPO.
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June 06, 2020 - 9:42 am
SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets
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September 03, 2019 - 2:50 pm
By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Tuesday on Iran's space agency for the first time, accusing it of developing ballistic missiles under the cover of a civilian program to launch satellites into orbit. The sanctions announced by the...
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August 29, 2019 - 2:10 pm
By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third failed...
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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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This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)
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April 10, 2019 - 11:56 am
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio...
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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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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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August 09, 2018 - 2:07 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the...
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