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NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions

Jun. 26, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center is treasure few have seen and fewer have touched. The restricted lab is home to hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts close to a half-century ago. And for the first time in decades, NASA is about to open some of the...

Israel's SpaceIL says it won't try second moonshot

Jun. 25, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — SpaceIL, the Israeli company that attempted but failed to put an unmanned craft on the moon earlier this year, says it will not try a second moonshot. The company issued a statement Tuesday saying its lunar mission in April has been widely hailed as "an exceptional success," despite crash...

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

Jun. 24, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon. Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Naturally, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products from cars and televisions, to cereal...

State tourism page highlights Ohio's Moon Landing ties

Jun. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's tourism office has made its own launch — a new online page focused on events in the state celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing that featured a native son. TourismOhio director Matthew MacLaren says the page highlights Ohio's central role in the historic...

AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

Jun. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research ,...

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...

JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

Jun. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission. The free app available now uses videos, images, and audio recordings from the mission that on July...

Startup is developing tools to treat astronauts in space

Jun. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Space flight has been a lifelong passion for Dr. C. Marsh Cuttino. As a child growing up in Richmond, he had ambitions of becoming an astronaut. "I have always been interested in space. I am a classic child of the Apollo era," said Cuttino, referring to the NASA program that sent...

Apollo 11 exhibition to land in Cincinnati in September

Jun. 15, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last of five stops for a special exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing will be in Cincinnati. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission will open at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Sept. 28 and run through Feb. 7, 2020. The exhibition features the Columbia...

Purdue to celebrate 50th anniversary of Armstrong's moonwalk

Jun. 15, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is planning several events commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing commanded by school alumnus Neil Armstrong. The university says events begin July 18 with a presentation on the landing by Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz,...