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Correction: Obit-Peter Cosgrove story

Feb. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a Feb. 19 obituary of former Associated Press photographer Peter Cosgrove, The Associated Press reported erroneously that astronaut John Glenn was the first man to orbit Earth. Glenn was the first American to do so. A corrected version of the story is below: Former AP photographer...

Today in History

Feb. 20, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2019. There are 314 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 2003, a fire sparked by pyrotechnics broke out during a concert by the group Great White at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, killing 100 people and...

Mark Kelly joins exclusive club of astronaut-politicians

Feb. 12, 2019 7:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly entered the race Tuesday to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate, looking to join a small club of space explorers who have served in the U.S. Capitol. Kelly and his twin brother, Scott Kelly, joined NASA in 1996 after flying combat missions in the U.S....

Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

Jan. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. The eight experiments were exposed to a few minutes of...