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Gemstones, lunar meteorites showcased at new museum in Maine

Dec. 12, 2019 9:48 AM EST

BETHEL, Maine (AP) — From an outsider's perspective , a museum that houses the five largest lunar meteorites may be as difficult to find as a space rock in a field. The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum that opens Thursday is located a bit off the beaten path, in the town of Bethel in western Maine. The...

NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

Dec. 9, 2019 6:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024. Bridenstine was in New Orleans to see the first of the “core stage" rockets for NASA's...

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews landed on...

NASA locates debris from India moon lander that crashed

Dec. 3, 2019 4:23 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — NASA said Tuesday that it has found the debris from India's moon lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September. The U.S. space agency released a photo showing the site of the lander's impact and the debris field, crediting an Indian engineer for helping locate the site. The...

NASA’s Orion capsule lands in Ohio for months of testing

Nov. 26, 2019 2:11 AM EST

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — NASA's new space capsule has landed in Ohio and is ready for its next trip. The Orion capsule designed to carry astronauts to the moon is slated to be transported by truck across northern Ohio on Tuesday. Its destination is NASA’s research station in Sandusky. That’s...

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...