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3 Russian cosmonauts return safely from mission to International Space Station

Sep. 29, 2022 07:07 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — 3 Russian cosmonauts return safely from mission to International Space Station.

Prototype electric airplane takes first flight

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the...

NASA Mars lander captures strikes by 4 incoming space rocks

Sep. 19, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA lander on Mars has captured the vibrations and sounds of four meteoroids striking the planet’s surface. Scientists reported Monday that Mars InSigh t detected seismic and acoustic waves from a series of impacts in 2020 and 2021. A satellite...

A new space race? China adds urgency to US return to moon

Sep. 15, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just rocket fuel propelling America's first moonshot after a half-century lull. Strategic rivalry with China's ambitious space program is helping drive NASA’s effort to get back into space in a bigger way, as both nations push to put people back on the moon and...

India, Bangladesh sign water-sharing deal, in boost to ties

Sep. 06, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a water-sharing agreement and six other pacts, including ones on space technology and scientific collaboration, aimed at boosting ties between the two countries. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is making a four-day...

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

Sep. 02, 2022 06:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier Friday as it seeks to counter regional rival China's much larger and growing fleet, and expand its own indigenous shipbuilding capabilities. The INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word for “powerful" or...

Once in the doldrums, Florida coast hums with space launches

Sep. 01, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A decade ago, Florida's Space Coast was in the doldrums. The space shuttle program had ended, and with it the steady stream of space enthusiasts who filled the area's restaurants and hotel and motel rooms during regular astronaut launches. ...

EXPLAINER: NASA tests new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo

Aug. 24, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Years late and billions over budget, NASA’s new moon rocket makes its debut next week in a high-stakes test flight before astronauts get on top. The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit, 50...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 24, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. August 22, 2022. Editorial: So, will this idea fly? As more hopeful news emerges on the Boom Supersonic front, some skeptics still wonder whether the upstart passenger aircraft manufacturer is talking faster than it ever will fly. ...

NASA to launch 2 more choppers to Mars to help return rocks

Jul. 27, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is launching two more mini helicopters to Mars in its effort to return Martian rocks and soil samples to Earth. Under the plan announced Wednesday, NASA’s Perseverance rover will do double duty and transport the cache to the rocket that will...