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NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

Dec. 10, 2018 2:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars. Voyager 2 last month exited "this bubble that the sun creates around itself," longtime NASA mission scientist Ed Stone said Monday. The spacecraft is now beyond the outer...

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor

Dec. 4, 2018 12:16 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the diamond-shaped space rock. It will get even closer in the days ahead and...

NASA's Parker spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun

Nov. 6, 2018 12:15 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2 1/2 months after liftoff. The Parker Solar Probe flew within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the sun's surface Monday night. Its speed topped 213,000 mph (342,000 kph) relative to the sun, as it...

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Oct. 29, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten. Parker on Monday surpassed the record of 26.6 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by Helios-2 back in 1976. And it will keep getting closer to the sun until it flies through the corona,...