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Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...

JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

Jun. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission. The free app available now uses videos, images, and audio recordings from the mission that on July...

Startup is developing tools to treat astronauts in space

Jun. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Space flight has been a lifelong passion for Dr. C. Marsh Cuttino. As a child growing up in Richmond, he had ambitions of becoming an astronaut. "I have always been interested in space. I am a classic child of the Apollo era," said Cuttino, referring to the NASA program that sent...

Apollo 11 exhibition to land in Cincinnati in September

Jun. 15, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last of five stops for a special exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing will be in Cincinnati. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission will open at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Sept. 28 and run through Feb. 7, 2020. The exhibition features the Columbia...

Purdue to celebrate 50th anniversary of Armstrong's moonwalk

Jun. 15, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is planning several events commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing commanded by school alumnus Neil Armstrong. The university says events begin July 18 with a presentation on the landing by Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz,...

Street outside NASA's DC office renamed for 'Hidden Figures'

Jun. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The street outside of NASA's headquarters has been renamed "Hidden Figures Way" to honor the African American women who served as "human computers" in the effort to send humans to the moon. News outlets report dignitaries gathered Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to unveil the new street...

India to launch second moon mission in July

Jun. 12, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will launch a second moon mission next month aimed at landing a rover near the southern pole, which hasn't been explored so far. Indian Space Research Organization Chairman K. Sivan says the moon landing is expected on Sept. 6 or 7. A spacecraft will be launched on July 15...

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

Jun. 7, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You'll need to raise your own cash,...

Warren builder helps construct NASA rocket to the moon

Jun. 3, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Houston, NASA is ready for liftoff — well, almost, thanks to a Warren-based design and build business. Futuramic Tool & Engineering contributed more than 100 parts to the creation of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration rocket. Under an accelerated timeline, the...

Idaho national parks brought more than $37 million to state

May. 31, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report from the National Park Service says Idaho's five national parks brought in nearly 750,000 visitors last year. Boise State Public Radio reports that the visitors to City of Rocks, Craters of the Moon, Hagerman Fossil Beds, the Minidoka Historic Site and the Nez Perce...