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April 02, 2018 - 3:50 pm
"Rocket Men" (Random House), by Robert Kurson The first astronauts to orbit the moon ended their 1968 Christmas Eve television broadcast with a personal message for the people of Earth. No one knew what the three Apollo 8 astronauts would say — not their worried wives 240,000 miles away nor the...
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April 02, 2018 - 11:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere over the central South Pacific on Monday, Chinese space authorities said. The experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time, the China Manned Space Engineering Office...
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In this photo provided by the North Korean government on Saturday, March 31, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, poses with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach for a photo during a meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. Bach met with Kim on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 9:57 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Friday and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022. Bach told an...
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A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Friday, March 30, 2018. A SpaceX rocket launched 10 more voice and data satellites for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its entire fleet with a new generation of orbiters. The satellites are expected to be deployed into low Earth orbit about an hour after liftoff. (Matt Hartman via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 4:34 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 next-generation satellites Friday for Iridium Communications from California. The rocket, including a previously used first stage, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force at 7:13 a.m. PDT and arced southward...
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A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Friday, March 30, 2018. A SpaceX rocket launched 10 more voice and data satellites for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its entire fleet with a new generation of orbiters. The satellites are expected to be deployed into low Earth orbit about an hour after liftoff. (Matt Hartman via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:27 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the launch of 10 satellites for Iridium Communications (all times local): 9:25 a.m. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched 10 new satellites for Iridium Communications. The rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2011, file image taken from video from China's CCTV via AP Video, China's Shenzhou-8 spacecraft is docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space station. China’s defunct and believed out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime in the coming days, although the risk to people and property on the ground is considered low. (CCTV via AP Video, File)
March 29, 2018 - 8:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime this weekend. It poses only a slight risk to people and property on the ground, since most of the bus-size, 8.5-ton vehicle is expected to burn up on re-entry,...
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FILE - This Jan. 21, 2010, file photo, shows 105mm shells containing mustard agent that are stored in a bunker at the Army's Pueblo Chemical Storage facility in Pueblo, Colo. The costly plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons without incinerating them is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army said this month it wants to spend millions more installing older technology to help the beleaguered plant and reduce worker risk, public reaction was more acceptance than anger. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
March 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
DENVER (AP) — A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army said this month it wants to spend millions extra installing more...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, astronauts Ricky Arnold, center attached to robotic arm, and Drew Feustel, above, work during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, March 26, 2018. The two astronauts arrived to the station less than a week ago. (NASA via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 4:24 pm
Two new arrivals at the International Space Station went spacewalking Thursday less than a week after moving in, completing all their work despite a slightly shortened excursion. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold quickly installed new wireless antennas and removed leaky hoses from a...
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Tokyo Organizing Committee CEO of the 2020 Olympics Toshiro Muto attends the Executive Board Meeting of Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympics an Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo Wednesday, March 28, 2018. A top Tokyo 2020 Olympic official has promised a clean games, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 28, 2018 - 7:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo Olympic official promised a clean games on Wednesday, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese construction companies that have been charged with colluding on bids. Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing...
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In this April 13, 2017 photo provided by NASA, technicians lift the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope using a crane at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture infrared light from the first galaxies that formed in the early universe. On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, NASA announced it has delayed the launch of the next-generation space telescope until 2020. (Laura Betz/NASA via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 2:48 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is delaying the launch of its next-generation space telescope — its highest science priority — until at least 2020. Top officials said Tuesday that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-...
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