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Purdue, Maryland looking for answers in key midseason game

Oct. 11, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has spent most of this season scrambling for answers on offense. Now he is trying to fix the defense, too. "We need to start mixing things up a little bit more, need to be a little more creative," Brohm said. "It's got to be a constant and we've got to, you know, feel comfortable with it...

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

Oct. 5, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity. The move follows an announcement last year that at least five of 16...

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 says 1969 moon landing lab to be demolished next year

Sep. 24, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston building where Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and his colleagues were quarantined after their 1969 moon mission has fallen into disrepair and will be demolished, NASA said. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory at Johnson Space Center hasn't been used for two years and will likely...

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...

Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong

Sep. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he...

India locates lander lost on final approach to moon

Sep. 8, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The lander module from India's moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nation's space agency said. The Press Trust of India news agency cited...

India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon

Sep. 7, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

BANGALORE, India (AP) — India's space agency said it lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water. The fate of the lander — whether it crashed or landed — wasn't immediately known. A...

Indian landing module ready for touchdown on moon surface

Sep. 2, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The landing module of India's unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown on the moon's south polar region this weekend, the space agency said. All the systems of the orbiter and the lander are "healthy," the Indian Space Research Organization...