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Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Jul. 15, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday that there's evidence for a...

Webb Space Telescope's latest cosmic shot shows pair of intertwined galaxies glowing in infrared

Jul. 12, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Webb Space Telescope has captured a pair of intertwined galaxies glowing in the infrared. The observatory operated by NASA and the European Space Agency photographed the two galaxies 326 million light-years away, surrounded by a blue haze of stars...

Astronauts confident Boeing space capsule can safely return them to Earth, despite failures

Jul. 10, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts who should have been back on Earth weeks ago said Wednesday that they’re confident that Boeing’s space capsule can return them safely, despite a string of vexing breakdowns. NASA test pilots Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams launched...

Two NASA astronauts say they're confident Boeing's space capsule can return them safely despite leaks and engine trouble

Jul. 10, 2024 11:44 AM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts say they're confident Boeing's space capsule can return them safely despite leaks and engine trouble.

Crew of NASA's earthbound simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

Jul. 07, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

The crew of a NASA mission to Mars emerged from their craft after a yearlong voyage that never left Earth. The four volunteer crew members spent more than 12 months inside NASA's first simulated Mars environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston, coming out of the artificial alien...

Flying objects and shrunken heads: World UFO Day feted amid surge in sightings, government denials

Jul. 02, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For those of you who don't celebrate World UFO Day, consider this: A former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer told Congress last summer about a government program that retrieves and reverse engineers unidentified flying objects. The Mexican...

NASA astronauts will stay at the space station longer for more troubleshooting of Boeing capsule

Jun. 28, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

Two NASA astronauts will stay longer at the International Space Station as engineers troubleshoot problems on Boeing’s new space capsule that cropped up on the trip there. NASA on Friday did not set a return date until testing on the ground was complete and said the astronauts were...

Why NASA astronauts are delayed at the space station after Boeing Starliner launch

Jun. 28, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When two veteran NASA astronauts blasted off on a test drive of Boeing's new capsule, they expected to head home from the International Space Station in a week or so. It's now three weeks and counting for Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams as NASA and Boeing...

NASA says two astronauts will stay in space longer to continue troubleshooting Boeing's capsule

Jun. 28, 2024 14:51 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — NASA says two astronauts will stay in space longer to continue troubleshooting Boeing's capsule.

China calls on scientists of all nations to study lunar samples, but notes obstacle with the US

Jun. 27, 2024 05:28 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China's space officials said Thursday they welcomed scientists from around the world to apply to study the lunar rock samples that the Chang'e 6 probe brought back to Earth in a historic mission, but noted there were limits to that cooperation, specifically with the United States....