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NASA capsule flies over Apollo landing sites, heads home

Dec. 05, 2022 14:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Orion capsule and its test dummies swooped one last time around the moon Monday, flying over a couple Apollo landing sites before heading home. Orion will aim for a Pacific splashdown Sunday off San Diego, setting the stage for astronauts on...

3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission

Dec. 04, 2022 08:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert on Sunday after six months working to complete construction of the Tiangong station, a symbol of the country’s ambitious space program, state TV reported. A capsule carrying commander Chen Dong and astronauts Liu...

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Nov. 30, 2022 00:35 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 a.m....

China rocket taking 3 to space station to blast off Tuesday

Nov. 28, 2022 02:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A rocket carrying three astronauts to finish building China’s space station will blast off Tuesday amid intensifying competition with the U.S., the government said Monday, The crew includes a veteran of a 2005 space mission and two first-time astronauts, according...

NASA's Orion capsule enters far-flung orbit around moon

Nov. 25, 2022 18:12 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Orion capsule entered an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles around the moon Friday, as it neared the halfway mark of its test flight. The capsule and its three test dummies entered lunar orbit more than a week after launching on the $4...

NASA capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit

Nov. 21, 2022 19:57 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts. It’s the first time a capsule has visited the moon since...

NASA's Orion capsule has reached the moon, whipping around the back side and passing within about 80 miles.

Nov. 21, 2022 08:05 AM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Orion capsule has reached the moon, whipping around the back side and passing within about 80 miles.

NASA capsule on way to moon after launch by giant new rocket

Nov. 16, 2022 18:21 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space capsule hurtled toward the moon Wednesday for the first time in 50 years, following a thunderous launch of NASA’s mightiest rocket in a dress rehearsal for astronaut flights. No one was on board this debut flight, just three test dummies. The...

NASA fixes new leak, resumes fueling moon rocket for launch

Nov. 16, 2022 01:12 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA managed to plug a leak late Tuesday night while fueling its new moon rocket for a middle-of-the-night launch, its third try to put an empty capsule around the moon for the first time in 50 years. Hydrogen fuel sprouted from a valve on the launch pad...

EXPLAINER: NASA's new mega moon rocket, Orion crew capsule

Nov. 15, 2022 19:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is kicking off its new moon program with a test flight of a brand-new rocket and capsule. Liftoff was slated for early Wednesday morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test flight aims to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar...