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World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history

Oct. 18, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir emerged one by one, it marked the first time in a...

NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX

Oct. 10, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency's contractors about realistic development timelines. Bridenstine addressed the issue during a press conference with SpaceX founder Elon Musk...

NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely

Sep. 25, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of NASA said Wednesday that space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also said during his Tokyo visit that he wants to take the U.S. space partnership with Japan to a new level by...

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

Sep. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a Congressional subcommittee that NASA is doing its best to meet the White...