Space exploration

April 13, 2017 - 3:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal agent unnecessarily degraded an elderly woman when he interrogated her for nearly two hours in 2011 after seizing a moon rock she said her late husband had received from astronaut Neil Armstrong, a federal appeals court said Thursday. Joann Davis was having financial...
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In this Jan. 13, 2017 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson, center, floats inside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station with Thomas Pesquet, left, and Shane Kimbrough before their spacewalk. On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, NASA announced that Whitson will remain on the ISS until September 2017, adding three months to her original mission. (NASA via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 4:54 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman is getting three extra months in orbit. NASA announced Wednesday that astronaut Peggy Whitson will remain on the International Space Station until September. The 57-year-old astronaut arrived last November and was...
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CORRECTS FROM TITUSVILLE TO CAPE CANAVERAL- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, March 30, 2017. SpaceX launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 8:58 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly a booster that soared before on...
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This photo made available by SpaceX on Thursday, March 30, 2017 shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket on Kennedy Space Center's historic Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Its launch, scheduled for Thursday will be the first time SpaceX launches one of its reused boosters. (SpaceX via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 5:36 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, hoisting a broadcasting satellite into the early evening clear sky on the historic...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, U.S. astronauts Peggy Whitson, above, and Shane Kimbrough work on the outside of the International Space Station on Thursday, March 30, 2017. An important piece of micrometeorite shielding was lost during the spacewalk. (NASA via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 1:42 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk at the International Space Station (all times local): 2:33 p.m. Two astronauts are back inside following a spacewalk that took an unintended turn when a piece of equipment got away. Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh) lost a vital cloth...
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This still image taken from NASA shows NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson during a space walk at the International Space Station on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Whitson, the world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman has just set another record, her eighth spacewalk. Whitson and her spacewalking partner, Shane Kimbrough need to complete prep work on a docking port. (NASA via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 9:43 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk at the International Space Station (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Spacewalking astronauts have lost an important piece of shielding needed for the International Space Station. The cloth bundle floated away Thursday midway through a spacewalk by...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station, waves from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-3 spaceship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Whitson set a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, eight, as she works on preparations for a new docking port on the ISS. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
March 30, 2017 - 7:21 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot. It was the eighth spacewalk of her career, the most ever performed by a woman. Whitson and...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, after signing a bill to increase NASA's budget to $19.5 billion and directs the agency to focus human exploration of deep space and Mars. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 21, 2017 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA's mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current budget year. It's the first time in seven years that there has been an authorization bill...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo made available by SpaceX, their Dragon capsule sits aboard a ship in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico's Baja Peninsula after returning from the International Space Station, carrying about 3,700 lbs of cargo for NASA. SpaceX announced Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 that it would send two paying customers to the moon next year on a private flight aboard its Dragon capsule. The company said the unnamed customers have paid “a significant deposit” for the moon trip.(AP Photo/SpaceX, File)
February 27, 2017 - 5:49 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company's founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week...
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February 24, 2017 - 8:40 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian director has announced two prominent Iranian Americans will be representing him and his film "The Salesman" at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, because of a currently-suspended travel ban issued by President Donald Trump. The semi-official ISNA news...
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