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SpaceX rocket accident leaves company's Starlink satellites in wrong orbit

Jul. 12, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket has failed for the first time in nearly a decade, leaving the company’s internet satellites in an orbit so low that they're doomed to fall through the atmosphere and burn up. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Thursday...

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...

Today in History: July 11, the fall of Srebrenica

Jul. 11, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2024. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1995, the U.N.-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica (sreh-breh-NEET’-sah) in Bosnia-Herzegovina...

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.

Boeing accepts a plea deal to avoid a criminal trial over 737 Max crashes, Justice Department says

Jul. 08, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

Boeing will plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge stemming from two crashes of 737 Max jetliners that killed 346 people, the Justice Department said late Sunday, after the government determined the company violated an agreement that had protected it from prosecution for more than three years. ...

Key events in the troubled history of the Boeing 737 Max

Jul. 08, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

Boeing’s 737 Max is a more fuel-efficient version of the American aerospace company’s popular 737, the best-selling airliner ever. Airlines have flown Max jets for just seven years, but in that short time two of them crashed, killing 346 people, and the plane has become a symbol of safety...

Today in History: July 8, Thai cave rescue

Jul. 08, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 8, the 190th day of 2024. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 2018, divers rescued four of the 12 boys who’d been trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand with...

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...

Today in History: July 4, Declaration of Independence adopted in Philadelphia

Jul. 04, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 4, the 186th day of 2024. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second...