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Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/science-tx-state-wire-fl-state-wire-09fabd7ea61632dbd206defc601df7f1Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/science-tx-state-wire-fl-state-wire-09fabd7ea61632dbd206defc601df7f1Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commander of the International Space Station said Monday that losing a mirror during last week’s otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer.” NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy said he has no idea how the small mirror on his left sleeve came off. The band for the mirror is on pretty tight, he noted, and it may have caught on...

June 29, 2020
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'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-weather-mars-virus-outbreak-ee3b4602a879326904ee9cc53d676391Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-weather-mars-virus-outbreak-ee3b4602a879326904ee9cc53d676391Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning. Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon.The spacecraft — designed, built and...

May 27, 2020
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NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-science-tx-state-wire-virus-outbreak-8918d6d1b5f147d96ac7ab51ed414554Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-science-tx-state-wire-virus-outbreak-8918d6d1b5f147d96ac7ab51ed414554Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two astronauts who will test drive SpaceX’s brand new rocketship are classmates and friends, veteran spacefliers married to veteran spacefliers, and fathers of young sons. Together, they will end a nine-year drought for NASA when they blast into orbit next week from Florida’s Kennedy...

May 22, 2020
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SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/spacex-virus-outbreak-us-news-ap-top-news-tx-state-wire-135cf411b24294933e97f6cc0ea18138Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/spacex-virus-outbreak-us-news-ap-top-news-tx-state-wire-135cf411b24294933e97f6cc0ea18138Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.With test pilots poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule...

May 31, 2020
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SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-gulf-of-mexico-pensacola-bf77af89c527340793d15a9957d30c84Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-gulf-of-mexico-pensacola-bf77af89c527340793d15a9957d30c84Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years,...

August 2, 2020
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Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-jim-bridenstine-united-arab-emirates-china-asia-pacific-4302ec5c515d37f53636b8ef60869991Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/middle-east-jim-bridenstine-united-arab-emirates-china-asia-pacific-4302ec5c515d37f53636b8ef60869991Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week, in the most sweeping effort yet to seek signs...

July 13, 2020
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'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life

'On our way to Mars': NASA rover will look for signs of life

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-technology-featured-fcc3d442fe0cb4e640b0eae05d3e71c8Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-ap-top-news-ca-state-wire-technology-featured-fcc3d442fe0cb4e640b0eae05d3e71c8Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, la. (AP) 1 ; The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever b ilt 1 ; a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers 1 ; blasted off for the red planet Th rsday as part of an ambitio s, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth to be...

July 30, 2020
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2020's final Mars mission poised for blastoff from Florida

2020's final Mars mission poised for blastoff from Florida

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-mars-science-technology-df83e06ae963e63a1ec3b525df4ae50eClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-mars-science-technology-df83e06ae963e63a1ec3b525df4ae50eClick to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The summer’s third and final mission to Mars — featuring NASA’s most elaborate life-hunting rover — is on the verge of liftoff.The rover Perseverance will follow China’s rover-orbiter combo and a United Arab Emirates orbiter, both launched last week. It will take the spacecraft seven months to reach Mars after...

July 29, 2020
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'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

'Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/apollo-11-moon-landing-europe-moon-il-state-wire-science-54313a5e79d0d43aac1f901e863e3f8eClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/apollo-11-moon-landing-europe-moon-il-state-wire-science-54313a5e79d0d43aac1f901e863e3f8eClick to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on April 13.Jim Lovell and Fred Haise insist they’re not superstitious. They even use 13 in their email addresses.As...

April 9, 2020
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SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

AP NEWS https://apnews.com/article/spacex-nm-state-wire-moon-business-fl-state-wire-e57b0241cac209caad4f16b88a2b6377Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/spacex-nm-state-wire-moon-business-fl-state-wire-e57b0241cac209caad4f16b88a2b6377Click to copyRelated topicsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA’s grand plan for commercializing Earth’s backyard.Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, out-of-this-world movie sets — this is the future the space agency is striving to shape as it eases out of...

June 6, 2020
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