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American, 2 Russians return to Earth from space station

Apr. 17, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russians have returned to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA’s Kate Rubins and Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov landed at 0455 GMT (12:55 a.m....

SpaceX picked for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd crew launch

Apr. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of color on the moon. The announcement came a few hours after SpaceX's most international crew of astronauts yet arrived in Florida for...

SpaceX, NASA give 'go' for astronaut launch, 3rd for Dragon

Apr. 15, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is gearing up for its third astronaut launch in under a year, after getting the green light from NASA a week ahead of next Thursday’s planned flight. Managers from NASA and Elon Musk’s space company Thursday cleared the Falcon...

NASA spacecraft leaves mess after grabbing asteroid samples

Apr. 15, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft left a mess at an asteroid when it grabbed a load of rubble last year for return to Earth, new pictures revealed Thursday. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft made one final flyby of asteroid Bennu on April 7 to take photos of the...

UnitedHealth, Abiomed rise; Delta, Virgin Galactic fall

Apr. 15, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: UnitedHealth Group Inc., up $14.38 to $390.01. The health insurer's first-quarter profit beat analysts forecasts and it boosted its financial outlook for the year....

UAE sets new ambitious timeline for launch of moon rover

Apr. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ space center announced Wednesday a more ambitious timeline for sending its first rover to the moon. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center said it is partnering with Japan’s ispace company to send a rover to...

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

Apr. 12, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control: “I’m burning. Goodbye, comrades.” Gagarin didn’t know that...

United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Apr. 10, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai who also serves as the autocratically...

American, Russians dock at International Space Station

Apr. 09, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A trio of Russian and American space travelers launched successfully and reached the International Space Station on Friday. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov blasted off as scheduled at 12:42 p.m. (0742...

A Russian-U.S. trio of space travelers has blasted off en route to the International Space Station

Apr. 09, 2021 03:48 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian-U.S. trio of space travelers has blasted off en route to the International Space Station.