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Supplies launched to China's new space station for next crew

May. 09, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese cargo vessel docked with the country’s under-construction space station Tuesday ahead of a new three-person crew expected to arrive next month. The Tianzhou-4 spacecraft was slung into space atop a Long March-7 Y5 rocket at 1:56 a.m. from the Wenchang...

UAE to send astronaut on 6-month mission to space station

Apr. 29, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has purchased a seat on a SpaceX rocket for an Emirati astronaut to journey to the International Space Station for a six-month stay, officials said Friday, the oil-rich federation’s first long-term mission as it advances its ambitions...

Maine is one step closer to establishing aerospace industry

Apr. 26, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is closer to launching its space program after Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill to create the Maine Space Port Corp., a law aimed at growing the state’s aerospace industry. Mills signed the bill into law on April 19, creating a public-private...

Apollo 16 moonwalker reflects on mission's 50th anniversary

Apr. 21, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Charlie Duke is part of a tiny fraternity that’s getting even smaller: People who walked on the moon. Duke, 86, visited his Apollo 16 spaceship on Wednesday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to mark the 50th anniversary of his one and only trip to the...

China sending up next space station crew in June

Apr. 17, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China will launch three more astronauts to its newest space station in June after the latest crew returned this weekend following a six-month stay in orbit, an official said Sunday. The crew of the Shenzhou 14 capsule will spend six months on the Tiangong to add two...

Chinese astronauts land after 6 months on space station

Apr. 16, 2022 06:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Saturday after six months aboard their country's newest orbital station in the longest crewed mission to date for China's ambitious space program. The Shenzhou 13 space capsule landed in the Gobi desert in the northern...

Chinese state TV shows three astronauts landing following six-month mission on space station

Apr. 15, 2022 22:09 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV shows three astronauts landing following six-month mission on space station.

Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station

Apr. 02, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's space program said Saturday that the future of the International Space Station hangs in the balance after the United States, the European Union, and Canadian space agencies missed a deadline to meet Russian demands for lifting sanctions on Russian enterprises...

Delta food pantry seeks larger space as it continues to grow

Mar. 21, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A food pantry in the Mississippi Delta is seeking to find more space to distribute food to the needy. Hearty Helpings Food Pantry has been providing hope for people and families who are unsure where they will get their next meal, The Delta Democrat-Times...

Virginia man guides NASA program’s look back in cosmic time

Mar. 19, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — As program director of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, Pittsylvania County native Gregory L. Robinson gets to examine the history of the universe. Robinson, a 1978 graduate of Dan River High School, has been program director for the $10 billion project for...