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Biggest space station crowd in decade after SpaceX arrival

Biggest space station crowd in decade after SpaceX arrival

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/science-business-53d48c39d1dfaa941dea519a9199aa3dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/science-business-53d48c39d1dfaa941dea519a9199aa3dClick to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station’s population swelled to 11 on Saturday with the jubilant arrival of SpaceX’s third crew capsule in less than a year.It’s the biggest crowd up there in more than a decade. All of the astronauts — representing the U.S., Russia, Japan and France — managed to squeeze into camera view for a congratulatory call from the leaders...

Apr 25
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NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from asteroid for 100 years

NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from asteroid for 100 years

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/science-asteroids-4ebc6f2807a4c59f859b1292875ae1d4Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/science-asteroids-4ebc6f2807a4c59f859b1292875ae1d4Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.The space agency announced this week that new telescope observations have ruled out any chance of Apophis smacking Earth in 2068.That’s the same 1,100-foot (340-meter) space rock that was supposed to come frighteningly...

Mar 26
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A Piece Of Wright Brothers' First Airplane Is Now On Mars

A Piece Of Wright Brothers' First Airplane Is Now On Mars

A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars. NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, hitched a ride to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, arriving last month. Ingenuity will attempt the first powered, controlled flight on another planet no sooner than April 8. It will mark a “Wright brothers’ moment,” noted Bobby Braun, director for planetary science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio, the...

Mar 24
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Part of Wright brothers' 1st airplane on NASA's Mars chopper

Part of Wright brothers' 1st airplane on NASA's Mars chopper

AdvertisementCAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. --A piece of the Wright brothers' first airplane is on Mars.NASA's experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, hitched a ride to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, arriving last month.Ingenuity will attempt the first powered, controlled flight on another planet no sooner than April 8. It will mark a "Wright brothers' moment," noted Bobby Braun, director for planetary science at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.The Carillon Historical...

Mar 23
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Biden picks former senator who flew in space to lead NASA

Biden picks former senator who flew in space to lead NASA

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-jim-bridenstine-florida-charles-bolden-bill-nelson-e8593f2102e0d33b4494b12ff0d9c59fClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-jim-bridenstine-florida-charles-bolden-bill-nelson-e8593f2102e0d33b4494b12ff0d9c59fClick to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Joe Biden has chosen a former senator from Florida who flew on the space shuttle just days before the Challenger launch accident to lead NASA.Biden on Friday announced his intent to nominate Bill Nelson as the space agency’s administrator.Nelson, 78, grew up...

Mar 19
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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/technology-us-news-78e59190b44fee128848d0ca3b42060cClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/technology-us-news-78e59190b44fee128848d0ca3b42060cClick to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station’s oldest and most degraded solar wings. They had to...

Feb 28
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NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/nasa-rover-lands-on-mars-62f78481fe746cd7d0e41e28969a2c5aClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/nasa-rover-lands-on-mars-62f78481fe746cd7d0e41e28969a2c5aClick to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.Ground controllers at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leaped to their feet, thrust their...

Feb 18
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Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/russia-china-coronavirus-pandemic-mars-a7d4e3aa07f901f948d09795a0a23b82Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/russia-china-coronavirus-pandemic-mars-a7d4e3aa07f901f948d09795a0a23b82Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars. The stakes — and anxiety — are sky high. The United Arab Emirates’ orbiter reaches Mars on Tuesday, followed less than 24 hours later by China’s orbiter-rover combo. NASA’s...

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Astronauts board SpaceX rocket for night launch, no Musk

Astronauts board SpaceX rocket for night launch, no Musk

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-elon-musk-weather-spacex-michael-pence-2c0fc4d264b46278aab40cff11178959Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-elon-musk-weather-spacex-michael-pence-2c0fc4d264b46278aab40cff11178959Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket Sunday for a night ride to the International Space Station, with the prospects of good weather improving but the company’s leader sidelined by COVID-19. Vice President Mike Pence planned to be at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center...

November 15, 2020
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