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Here's a look at moon landing hits and misses

Feb. 23, 2024 12:21 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Landing a spacecraft on the moon has long been a series of hits and misses. Now, a U.S. company has become the first private outfit to achieve a safe moon landing. Only five countries have done it. A lander built by Intuitive Machines...

Lander 'alive and well' after company scores first US moon landing since Apollo era

Feb. 23, 2024 11:38 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon’s newest arrival was said to be “alive and well” a day after making the first U.S. landing in half a century, but flight controllers were still trying to get a better handle on its bearings. Intuitive Machines reported Friday that it’s...

Private lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 years

Feb. 22, 2024 23:30 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact. Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company...

U.S. company says its lunar lander has reached the surface of the moon; transmits weak signal back

Feb. 22, 2024 18:58 PM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. company says its lunar lander has reached the surface of the moon; transmits weak signal back.

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Feb. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EST

Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise was...

Hyundai's Supernal and Embraer-backed Eve Air Mobility see future in electric-powered air taxis

Feb. 22, 2024 02:05 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the aviation sector seeks ways to make air travel less polluting and more sustainable, aerospace company Embraer and South Korean automaker Hyundai are among the companies betting on a new form of air travel -– air taxis. Hyundai’s Supernal and...

Private US spacecraft enters orbit around the moon ahead of landing attempt

Feb. 21, 2024 18:31 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander reached the moon and eased into a low orbit Wednesday, a day before it will attempt an even greater feat — landing on the gray, dusty surface. A smooth touchdown would put the U.S. back in business on the moon for the first...

Old European satellite plunges harmlessly through the atmosphere over the Pacific

Feb. 21, 2024 17:27 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An old Earth-observing satellite fell out of orbit Wednesday and harmlessly broke apart over the Pacific. The European Remote Sensing 2 satellite reentered halfway between Hawaii and Alaska. The European Space Agency confirmed the demise of the...

United flight from San Francisco to Boston diverted due to damage to one of its wings

Feb. 20, 2024 23:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A United Airlines cross-country flight was cut short and the jetliner landed in Denver after one of its wings was damaged. A passenger on the San Francisco-to-Boston flight Monday said he had just put in earbuds and started to doze off when he felt the plane...

Singapore Airshow kicks off with aerial displays; Boeing and China's COMAC announce new orders

Feb. 20, 2024 22:28 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Singapore Airshow — Asia’s largest — kicked off Tuesday with an array of aerial displays including some by China’s COMAC C919 narrow-body airliner, with aircraft manufacturers such as COMAC and Boeing announcing new orders. It’s the first time...