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September 15, 2017 - 1:21 am
HONOLULU (AP) — After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. Their first order of business after subsiding on mostly freeze-dried and canned food: Feast on fresh...
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September 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting a grand but hilarious opera send-off before it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes Friday. An actor from TV's old "Star Trek: Voyager" series, Robert Picardo, said he dashed off the lyrics in about a minute, several...
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This July 23, 2008 image made available by NASA shows the planet Saturn, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft. After a 20-year voyage, Cassini is poised to dive into Saturn on Friday, Sept. 15, 2016. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute via AP)
September 12, 2017 - 12:58 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet. There's no turning back: Friday it careens through the atmosphere and burns up like a meteor in the sky over Saturn. NASA is hoping...
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This July 23, 2008 image made available by NASA shows the planet Saturn, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft. After a 20-year voyage, Cassini is poised to dive into Saturn on Friday, Sept. 15, 2016. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute via AP)
September 12, 2017 - 12:55 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet. There's no turning back: Friday it careens through the atmosphere and burns up like a meteor in the sky over Saturn. NASA is hoping...
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Salvatore Veca attends a press conference to present a 2017 Balzan's prize edition, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. James Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Robert Schreiber of the Washington School of Medicine were announced Monday as winners of the 750,000 Swiss franc (660,000 euro, $790,000) prize. They were cited for work that has helped use antibody treatments that has increased the survival of patients with metastic melanoma. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 11, 2017 - 1:27 pm
MILAN (AP) — Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes, announced Monday, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements. James Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and...
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September 02, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about President Donald Trump's nominee for NASA administrator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine is a Navy Reservist. Bridenstine is a member of the 137th Special Operations Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. A...
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September 01, 2017 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump plans to nominate an Oklahoma congressman to serve as the next administrator of NASA. Trump on Friday announced his pick of Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine to lead the nation's space agency. The congressman is a pilot in the U.S. Navy...
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August 30, 2017 - 12:07 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. Critical milestones are on the horizon for Boeing and SpaceX, the space agency's...
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A crowd wears protective glasses as they watch the beginning of the solar eclipse from Salem, Ore., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
August 22, 2017 - 2:20 am
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the big solar eclipse. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 21, 2017 - 8:53 pm
Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift. Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the big solar eclipse. And if the lyric-sharing site Genius was to be believed, the tune is titled "Timeless." The...
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