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China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

Nov. 14, 2019 11:35 AM EST

HUAILAI, China (AP) — China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. The demonstration of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the...

Astronaut checks spacewalk off list; new dream is the moon

Oct. 27, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

A Maine native who wrote in her high school yearbook that she dreamed of going on a spacewalk has checked that off her list. Jessica Meir, along with Christina Koch, stepped outside the International Space Station on Oct. 18 for the first all-women spacewalk. Meir, the valedictorian of Caribou High School's Class...

Purdue, Maryland looking for answers in key midseason game

Oct. 11, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has spent most of this season scrambling for answers on offense. Now he is trying to fix the defense, too. "We need to start mixing things up a little bit more, need to be a little more creative," Brohm said. "It's got to be a constant and we've got to, you know, feel comfortable with it...

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

Oct. 5, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity. The move follows an announcement last year that at least five of 16...

NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely

Sep. 25, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of NASA said Wednesday that space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also said during his Tokyo visit that he wants to take the U.S. space partnership with Japan to a new level by...

NASA says 1969 moon landing lab to be demolished next year

Sep. 24, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston building where Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and his colleagues were quarantined after their 1969 moon mission has fallen into disrepair and will be demolished, NASA said. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory at Johnson Space Center hasn't been used for two years and will likely...