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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...

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...

Reno streets closing as NASA resumes urban drone testing

Jun. 12, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The city of Reno has announced some downtown street closures as NASA resumes a series of drone tests in high-density urban settings. Beginning Friday, Lake Street will be closed from 1st to 2nd streets from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. through June 20, and again June 23-25. Chism Street also will be...

Canadian Radarsat satellites launched aboard SpaceX rocket

Jun. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program were launched into orbit from California on Wednesday aboard a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket lifted off from fog-shrouded Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:17 a.m. and arced over the Pacific west...

The Latest: 3 Canadian Radarsat satellites placed in orbit

Jun. 12, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the launch of three Canadian satellites from California (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been deployed into orbit after they were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The...

California company to build and test rockets in Mississippi

Jun. 11, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A California rocket company announced Tuesday that it plans to build and test rockets at a NASA facility in Mississippi, part of its bid to use three-dimensional metal printing to reduce the complexity of rocket building. Los Angeles-based Relativity said that it would invest...

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,...

West Virginia University wins NASA robotics contest

Jun. 7, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University robotics team has won a NASA competition for the second time in three years. The college on Friday announced the team's win in NASA's Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. WVU's Mountaineer Ice Driller Automated System III beat out other machines...

China launches 1st rocket from mobile platform in Yellow Sea

Jun. 5, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday launched a rocket from a mobile platform at sea for the first time, sending a five commercial satellites and two others containing experimental technology into space. The Long March 11 rocket blasted off from a launch pad aboard a commercial ship in the Yellow Sea off the...