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Toppled moon lander sends back more images, with only hours left until it dies

Feb. 27, 2024 11:14 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moon lander that ended up on its side managed to beam back more pictures, with only hours remaining before it dies. Intuitive Machines posted new photos of the moon’s unexplored south polar region Tuesday. The company's lander,...

Japan's moon lander survives a second weekslong lunar night, beating predictions

Feb. 26, 2024 19:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's first moon lander responded to a signal from Earth, suggesting it has survived a second freezing weekslong lunar night, Japan's space agency said Monday. JAXA called the signal, received late Sunday night, a “miracle” because the probe was not designed to...

Sideways moon landing cuts mission short, private US lunar lander will stop working Tuesday

Feb. 26, 2024 12:20 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander is expected to stop working Tuesday, its mission cut short after landing sideways near the south pole of the moon. Intuitive Machines, the Houston company that built and flew the spacecraft, said Monday it will continue to...

China's homegrown C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show, but not quite ready to compete

Feb. 26, 2024 04:44 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has a long way to go before it can compete with aircraft from market leaders Boeing and Airbus. ...

Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up, the company says

Feb. 23, 2024 22:16 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon’s south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday. Intuitive Machines initially believed its six-footed lander, Odysseus, was upright after...

Here's a look at moon landing hits and misses

Feb. 23, 2024 19:52 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Landing a spacecraft on the moon has long been a series of hits and misses. Now, a U.S. company has become the first private outfit to achieve a safe moon landing. Only five countries have done it. A lander built by Intuitive Machines...

Private lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 years

Feb. 22, 2024 23:30 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact. Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company...

U.S. company says its lunar lander has reached the surface of the moon; transmits weak signal back

Feb. 22, 2024 18:58 PM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. company says its lunar lander has reached the surface of the moon; transmits weak signal back.

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Feb. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EST

Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise was...

Hyundai's Supernal and Embraer-backed Eve Air Mobility see future in electric-powered air taxis

Feb. 22, 2024 02:05 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the aviation sector seeks ways to make air travel less polluting and more sustainable, aerospace company Embraer and South Korean automaker Hyundai are among the companies betting on a new form of air travel -– air taxis. Hyundai’s Supernal and...