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Emails: Trump official consulted global warming rejecters

Jun. 14, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails. The request from William Happer, a member of the National Security...

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...

Florida, Israeli officials to work together on key issues

May. 28, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

JAFFA, Israel (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed agreements with Israel officials to work on issues like space technology, agriculture, protecting water and cybersecurity. The agreements were part of a full schedule Tuesday, the third day of DeSantis' trade mission to Israel. His delegation...

Shipbuilder lends a hand with rise of robot submarines

May. 26, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Huntington Ingalls Industries builds ships for sailors, but for the last two years it has supported a newer naval trend: the rise of the robots. The nation's largest military shipbuilder is helping aerospace giant Boeing build the Orca, a large unmanned submarine. Just as flying...

Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals

May. 15, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space earlier this month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday. Interstellar Technology Inc. founder Takafumi Horie said a low-cost rocket business in Japan is...

New Mexico has plan for assessing damage at NASA site

May. 9, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials have come up with a plan for quantifying the damage done by contamination at a site in southern New Mexico that once supported NASA's Apollo Space Program. The New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee on Wednesday released the final damage assessment plan for the...

Dartmouth students win Mars greenhouse NASA challenge

Apr. 25, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A team of Dartmouth College engineering students has won a NASA competition that sought innovative ideas for the design of a greenhouse on Mars. The Dartmouth greenhouse design on Wednesday won the 2019 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing — or BIG — Idea Challenge....

Manufacturing firm to invest $19M in S Carolina county

Apr. 25, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Commerce says manufacturing company IPSUM Technologies is set to invest $19.2 million in a new space in Pickens County. The Greenville News reports the investment announced Wednesday is expected to create about 55 jobs. The state Coordinating Council...

Children's book heading to International Space Station

Apr. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Houston Kidd, a self-proclaimed "astronomy nerd," will soon have a brush with outer space. On April 26, the Space X Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center to bring supplies to the International Space Station, and a children's book written by Kidd will be on...

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

Apr. 19, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots. Space station astronaut Anne McClain used a robot arm to capture Northrop Grumman's Cygnus capsule as they soared 258 miles (415...