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US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

Mar. 21, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A rocket carrying two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully. The Soyuz booster blasted off as scheduled Wednesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launchpad in Kazakhstan. It's carrying NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky...

Rocket carrying 2 US astronauts, Russian cosmonaut to International Space Station has blasted off from Kazakhstan

Mar. 21, 2018 2:02 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Rocket carrying 2 US astronauts, Russian cosmonaut to International Space Station has blasted off from Kazakhstan.

Arizona state treasurer confirmed for NASA post

Mar. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit as chief financial officer for NASA, setting the stage for his resignation. The unanimous voice vote on Wednesday comes about four months after President Donald Trump named DeWit to the post. Deputy Treasurer Mark Swenson said...

New nickname for Pluto-explorer's next target: Ultima Thule

Mar. 14, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — There's a new nickname for the icy world next up for the spacecraft that explored Pluto: Ultima Thule. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is headed toward a New Year's Day encounter with this mysterious object or two, 1 billion miles beyond Pluto on the fringes of our solar system....

Star Wars? President Trump proposes military space force

Mar. 13, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America should create its own separate military space force, President Donald Trump mentioned in an offhand remark Tuesday that would change the course of U.S. space policy. But don't expect Captain Kirk ordering phasers set on stun, Battlestar Galactica or ray guns blazing in orbit in...

Trump: 'Rich guys, they love rocket ships, and that's good'

Mar. 8, 2018 3:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's good that "rich guys" love rocket ships. Trump says their willingness to pay for some space exploration is "better than us paying for it," meaning the federal government. The president spoke Thursday as he opened a Cabinet meeting at the White House. Vice...

Danish inventor denies killing journalist at murder trial

Mar. 8, 2018 12:20 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a private submarine trip before dismembering her body strongly denied killing her, asserting at his trial Thursday that she died accidentally because of a pressure problem in the submarine....

NASA will fly you to the sun _ or at least your name

Mar. 7, 2018 4:36 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA will fly you to the sun — or at least your name. Now until April 27, NASA is accepting online submissions for this hottest ticket in town. The names will be sent on the Parker Solar Probe all the way to the sun. Once launched this summer from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...

Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles

Mar. 7, 2018 1:41 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected. These are just some of the discoveries reported by four international research teams Wednesday, based on observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft circling...

Barbie releases new dolls to mark International Women's Day

Mar. 6, 2018 4:09 PM EST

A trailblazing film director. A snowboarding champion. A pioneering mathematician for NASA. An iconic artist. Barbie is marking International Women's Day by honoring some of the inspiring women of the present and the past. The brand announced on Tuesday — a day before International Women's day —...