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MSU doctoral student completes 45-day space simulation

Jan. 17, 2022 08:15 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — After 45 days near the surface of Phobos, one of two Martian moons, Madelyne Willis and her crew mates couldn’t stop dreaming of what they would eat when they returned to Earth. Nachos, jalapenos on the side, was the food of choice when they were Earth-side....

Iran launches rocket into space amid Vienna nuclear talks

Dec. 30, 2021 22:31 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, authorities announced Thursday, without saying whether any of the objects had entered Earth's orbit. It was not clear when the launch happened or what devices the carrier brought...

Satellite images, expert suggest Iranian space launch coming

Dec. 12, 2021 12:57 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The likely blast off at Iran's Imam Khomeini Spaceport comes as...

Witnesses: Plane that crashed near Kodiak spiraled downward

Dec. 08, 2021 17:31 PM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Witnesses said an amateur-built kit airplane made a steep right turn and “entered a spiraling descent” before crashing shortly after take-off from an airport in Kodiak, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

Japanese billionaire and producer blast off on 12-day mission to International Space Station (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported that they were the first self-paying space tourists since 2009.)

Dec. 08, 2021 09:14 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Japanese billionaire and producer blast off on 12-day mission to International Space Station (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported that they were the first self-paying space tourists since 2009.).

The cosmos beckons for Snoopy onscreen and in real life

Nov. 12, 2021 09:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new rocket designed to launch humans to the moon, Mars and beyond will launch next year from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On board, will be a familiar fuzzy figure — Snoopy. A 5-ounce plush toy version of the daydreaming beagle — wearing a...

NTSB uses video, high-res photos in probe of sunken boat

Nov. 10, 2021 12:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Investigators trying to learn why a commercial fishing boat sank off Massachusetts nearly a year ago, taking the lives of all four crew members, are using some high-tech gadgetry in their probe, federal authorities said Wednesday. The 82-foot (25-meter)...

NASA bumps astronaut moon landing to 2025 at earliest

Nov. 09, 2021 17:54 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Tuesday delayed putting astronauts back on the moon until 2025 at the earliest, missing the deadline set by the Trump administration. The space agency had been aiming for 2024 for the first moon landing by astronauts in a...

SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day flight

Nov. 09, 2021 13:43 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring. Their capsule streaked through the late night sky like a dazzling meteor before parachuting into the Gulf of...

1 person killed when small kit airplane crashes in Alaska

Nov. 08, 2021 14:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot died when his amateur-built kit airplane crashed near an elementary school in Alaska on Sunday, officials said. The pilot was the only person on board the Wag-Aero 2+2 when it crashed soon after taking off from the Kodiak Municipal...