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Moon back in NASA's court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

Jul. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court. The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant five years from now. The moon will serve as a critical proving ground, the thinking goes, for the real prize...

Space-tourism biz Virgin Galactic going public after merger

Jul. 9, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Richard Branson's space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm. Virgin Galactic said Tuesday it is merging with Social Capital Hedosophia, whose CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya, will become chairman of the combined entity. The...

Tesla's car deliveries rebound, but challenges still abound

Jul. 2, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

Tesla delivered more electric cars in the second quarter than any three-month period in its history, alleviating concerns that demand is waning for its stylish vehicles as tax incentives in its main U.S. market begin to phase out. Despite the heartening news Tuesday, Tesla still hasn't proven it can consistently...

Today in History

Jun. 28, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2019. There are 186 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 28, 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke (BAHK'-ee), a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse...

Tesla: Sales record within reach but deliveries are problem

Jun. 26, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, CEO Elon Musk told workers in an internal memo. Musk wrote that the company could break the record of 90,700 deliveries...

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

Jun. 25, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first...

Is Elon Musk closing troublesome Twitter account or teasing?

Jun. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after announcing he had deleted it. The mixed messaging began to unfold Sunday when Musk changed his Twitter...

Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong's Seng index tumbled 1.7% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy. Renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China...

Tesla CEO lifts shareholder spirits, takes aim at media

Jun. 11, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders the electric car maker has recovered from a disappointing start this year and promised to counter media coverage that he believes has distorted perceptions about the unprofitable company's long-term prospects. "It has been a hell of a year, but...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall for first time in 6 days

Jun. 11, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks lost some early momentum Tuesday and finished with their first loss in six days. The Dow Jones industrials slipped 14 points, or 0.1%, to 26,048, after rising as much as 186 points just after trading began....