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South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country's 1st

Aug. 05, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. ...

Jay Carney, Amazon's top policy exec, leaves for Airbnb

Jul. 22, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Carney, the top policy and communications executive at Amazon and one-time White House spokesman, has been named the head of policy at Airbnb, marking another high-profile departure for Amazon as it faces a shifting consumer landscape and heightened regulatory scrutiny. ...

Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon

Jul. 20, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2022. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Today in History: Alexander Hamilton's fatal duel

Jul. 11, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2022. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a...

Virgin Galactic taps Boeing subsidiary to build motherships

Jul. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic announced Wednesday that it is partnering with a Boeing subsidiary to manufacture the next generation of the twin-fuselage aircraft used to carry aloft the space tourism company's rocket ship. Aurora Flight Sciences will build two of the...

Today in History: July 5, Doby is AL's first Black player

Jul. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2022. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the...

Restaurant owner to fly into space on Blue Origin rocket

Jul. 04, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Stroll down the stairwell from the second-story Moon Room at Pineapples in Eau Gallie, and you’ll encounter an MTV-themed mural of an astronaut holding a flag on the lunar surface amid a cosmic backdrop. Look closely: The astronaut’s spacesuit bears the...

Biden aims at China in new illegal fishing policy framework

Jun. 27, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign partners in a bid to promote sustainable exploitation of the world's oceans. On...

Mexican-born engineer pushing for more diversity in space

Jun. 03, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to abandon her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated...

World Food Program chief presses billionaires 'to step up'

May. 23, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s World Food Program is telling billionaires it’s “time to step up” as the global threat of food insecurity rises with Russia's war in Ukraine, saying he’s seen encouraging signs from some of the world's richest people, like Elon Musk and...