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Astronaut video chats with high school in Montana hometown

Dec. 13, 2019 2:57 PM EST

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — An astronaut aboard the International Space Station spent 20 minutes speaking with high school students in the Montana town she now calls home. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Thursday that Natalie Davis-McGrath, a science teacher at Park High School in Livingston, Montana ,...

Boeing's crew capsule declared ready for 1st space flight

Dec. 12, 2019 5:26 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing's Starliner crew capsule finally has a launch date for its first test flight to the International Space Station. After an intensive review Thursday, NASA and Boeing managers agreed to a Dec. 20 liftoff. "Hopefully, we should all be getting an early Christmas present...

Blue Origin launches, lands same rocket record 6 times

Dec. 11, 2019 5:05 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight. Blue Origin used the same rocket for the sixth time Wednesday in West Texas. The suborbital flight exposed the capsule and its contents — including NASA experiments, artwork and a...

University of New Mexico hosts student chat with astronauts

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is hosting a live chat with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The school says hundreds of students grades kindergarten through high school are expected to pack UNM's Student Union Building in Albuquerque for Tuesday's event. Officials...

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...

Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station

Dec. 9, 2019 5:59 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station. The Progress MS-13 cargo ship had lifted off on Friday atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It successfully docked with the space outpost...

SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station

Dec. 8, 2019 9:10 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. The station commander, Italy's Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon...

The girl who dreams to live on Mars

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race. The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech remembers when she was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet and speak to former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus at the Sally Ride Science...

Nobel laureates chat with International Space Station crew

Dec. 6, 2019 11:04 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning a Nobel Prize is an achievement is a class of its own. But it might be even cooler to be an astronaut. That's the view of two of this year's Nobel laureates, who held a video call with two members of the International Space Station's crew. The Friday call was part of the public...

Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station

Dec. 6, 2019 5:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-13 cargo ship lifted off as scheduled at 2:34 p.m. (0934 GMT) atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It...