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China's first reusable spacecraft lands after 2-day flight

Sep. 6, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced. The secretive, military-run space program has released few details of the craft, which was launched Friday aboard a Long March 2F rocket...

Former Milton man helps develop key instrument on Mars rover

Aug. 17, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Chris Hummel was still sleepy at 4:40 a.m. on July 30 when he watched the Mars rover launch on TV. But the early hour did not dampen his enthusiasm. “It was exciting to see,” Chris said. “I felt proud.” The former Milton man who now lives south of Los...

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UNLV scientist to be among first to see Mars rock samples

Aug. 1, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the Mars Perseverance Rover was lifting off from Cape Canaveral at almost any other time, University of Nevada, Las Vegas geochemistry and astrobiology professor Elisabeth “Libby” Hausrath would have had a front-row seat. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Hausrath, one of 10...