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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

MTV marks 40th anniversary with a new 'Moon Person' design

Aug. 01, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. On Sunday, the media network unveiled a large scale “Moon Person" during a ceremony at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,...

Alabama State, Drake State receive NASA minority grants

Aug. 01, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama colleges are among six nationally that have been awarded grants by NASA to expand minority engineering programs and research. Alabama State University in Montgomery and J.F. Drake State Technical College in Huntsville are part of a...

Bezos loses appeal of NASA's plans to use Musk moon lander

Jul. 30, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

The federal government Friday rejected an appeal by billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to get in on NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the moon by using rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX. NASA in April awarded the $2.9 billion contract for a lunar lander to the more...

Russia blames space station lab incident on software failure

Jul. 30, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space official on Friday blamed a software problem on a newly docked science lab for briefly knocking the International Space Station out of position. The space station lost control of its orientation for 47 minutes on Thursday, when Russia's...

New Russian lab briefly knocks space station out of position

Jul. 29, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday when it accidentally fired its thrusters. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the firing occurred a few hours after docking,...

Russia's laboratory module has successfully docked with the International Space Station

Jul. 29, 2021 09:44 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's laboratory module has successfully docked with the International Space Station.

Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet's interior

Jul. 23, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. In a series of articles published this week, scientists...

Russia launches lab module to International Space Station

Jul. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday successfully launched a long-delayed lab module for the International Space Station that is intended to provide more room for scientific experiments and space for the crew. A Proton-M booster rocket carrying the Nauka module lifted off...

Russia has launched a laboratory module to its cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station

Jul. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has launched a laboratory module to its cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station.