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Mexican-born engineer pushing for more diversity in space

Jun. 03, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to abandon her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated...

Today in History: May 22, Johnson's 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2022. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home, then launches 53 satellites

May. 06, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX brought four astronauts home with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, capping the busiest stretch yet for Elon Musk’s taxi service. The three U.S. astronauts and one German in the capsule were bobbing off the Florida coast,...

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...

Today in History: April 28, Mussolini is executed

Apr. 28, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 28, the 118th day of 2022. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1994, former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had passed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then...

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for $55M each

Apr. 08, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday for more than a week’s stay, as NASA joins Russia in hosting guests at the world’s most expensive tourist destination. It’s SpaceX’s...