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Feds aim to reduce lines of planes waiting to take off

Sep. 28, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to roll out software at 27 large U.S. airports that they hope will eliminate long lines of planes waiting to take off while also slightly reducing fuel consumption. It won't happen soon. A Federal Aviation Administration official...

China plans to unveil drones, moon rocket at air show

Sep. 28, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — A military drone whose manufacturer says it can cruise for 20 hours at 15,000 meters (50,000 feet) was among Chinese warplanes, missiles and other weapons technology shown in public for the first time Tuesday at the opening of the country’s biggest air show. ...

Space Coast tourism on way to record year, despite pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When the year began, Brevard County’s tourism chief was cautiously optimistic about a comeback for his industry locally. But he never expected to see how strong the recovery has become. Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter...

Elon Musk, singer Grimes 'semi-separated' after three years

Sep. 24, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk and singer Grimes have ended their romantic relationship after three years. The Tesla and SpaceX founder tells the New York Post's Page Six that he and the Canadian singer are “semi-separated.” But he says they...

Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" says third officer...

Kentucky student learns results of project sent into space

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

CANNONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Rachel Blevins has just begun her sophomore year at Boyd County High School, but she has already had an experiment sent to the International Space Station. Blevins’s mom found out about a space camp in Lexington that happened to be during fall...

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sep. 18, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight...

SpaceX's 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit

Sep. 18, 2021 19:12 PM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit.

Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX's 1st private crew

Sep. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Representatives for SpaceX’s first privately chartered flight revealed Friday that the actor took part in a call with the four space tourists orbiting...

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

Sep. 17, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship just after 1:30 p.m....