The Moon

January 24, 2018 - 1:02 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks drop NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as losses for Texas Instruments and other chipmakers, as well as Apple, pull technology companies lower. Airlines are down sharply after United Continental said it plans to ramp up capacity...
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January 24, 2018 - 12:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of dollars offered in the Google Lunar X Prize competition will go unclaimed despite a decade of work. X Prize Foundation officials said Tuesday that none of the five finalist teams will be able to make a launch attempt to reach the moon by the March 31 deadline. The...
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This 1965 photo made available by NASA shows John Young during the Gemini 3 mission. NASA says the astronaut, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, died on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. He was 87. (NASA via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87. The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia. NASA called Young one of its pioneers - the...
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January 06, 2018 - 4:35 pm
The Latest on the death of astronaut John Young (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Legendary astronaut John Young, who died Friday in Houston, is being mourned by his fellow space explorers. Robert Crippen, Young's co-pilot on Columbia's successful maiden voyage in 1981, told The Associated Press that...
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A customer, who declined to give his name, waits for his order to be filled at Harborside marijuana dispensary, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Starting New Year's Day, recreational marijuana can be sold legally in California. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
January 01, 2018 - 8:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The wait to buy newly legal recreational weed has stretched to 40 minutes at the Mankind Cooperative cannabis retailer in San Diego. "We're insane down here. And it's still going on, girlfriend...
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This Feb. 7, 1984 photo made available by NASA shows astronaut Bruce McCandless II, participating in a spacewalk a few meters away from the cabin of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Challenger, using a nitrogen-propelled Manned Maneuvering Unit. The Johnson Space Center says McCandless died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 in California. (NASA via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 8:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80. He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker's jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth. He traveled more than 300 feet away from the...
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President Donald Trump holds up a policy directive to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 11, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon — and on to Mars. Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to "refocus America's space program on human exploration and discovery." The move, Trump said, "marks an...
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