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NTSB uses video, high-res photos in probe of sunken boat

Nov. 10, 2021 12:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Investigators trying to learn why a commercial fishing boat sank off Massachusetts nearly a year ago, taking the lives of all four crew members, are using some high-tech gadgetry in their probe, federal authorities said Wednesday. The 82-foot (25-meter)...

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

Oct. 19, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Moon rocks brought back to Earth by a Chinese robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. Li Xianhua said an analysis of the samples revealed new information about the moon’s...

New wargaming facility being built for Air Force laboratory

Sep. 17, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Construction has started at Kirtland Air Force Base for a new digital laboratory for advanced wargaming and other simulation and analysis work involving laser weapons and space vehicles. The Air Force Research Laboratory' s $6 million Wargaming...

Rocket 'terminated' in fiery explosion over Pacific Ocean

Sep. 03, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A privately designed, unmanned rocket built to carry satellites was destroyed in an explosive fireball after suffering an “anomaly" off the California coast during its first attempt at reaching Earth's orbit. Firefly...