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NASA leaders discuss global challenges, solutions with Mexico president, lawmakers and students

Apr. 23, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a frequently tense relationship often defined by a shared border, the United States sent two officials with a different perspective to Mexico this week for a bit of space diplomacy. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy – both...

NASA hears from Voyager 1, the most distant spacecraft from Earth, after months of quiet

Apr. 23, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has finally heard back from Voyager 1 again in a way that makes sense. The most distant spacecraft from Earth stopped sending back understandable data last November. Flight controllers traced the blank communication to a bad computer chip and...

European Space Agency adds 5 new astronauts in only fourth class since 1978. Over 20,000 applied

Apr. 23, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — For the past year, five fit, academically superior men and women have been spun in centrifuges, submerged for hours, deprived temporarily of oxygen, taught to camp in the snow, and schooled in physiology, anatomy, astronomy, meteorology, robotics, and Russian. ...

Lockheed: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 23, 2024 07:36 AM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.55 billion. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company said it had net income of $6.39 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $6.33 per share....

North Korea fires suspected short-range missiles into the sea in its latest weapons test

Apr. 22, 2024 05:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday test-fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, the country’s neighbors said, as speculation swirled that it could soon launch a banned satellite into orbit. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons...

Satellite image analyzed by AP shows damage after Iranian attack on Israeli desert air base

Apr. 20, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian attack on an Israeli desert air base last week as part of Tehran's unprecedented assault on the country damaged a taxiway, a satellite image analyzed by The Associated Press on Saturday shows. The overall damage done to Nevatim air base...

NASA confirms mystery object that crashed through roof of Florida home came from space station

Apr. 15, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — NASA confirmed Monday that a mystery object that crashed through the roof of a Florida home last month was a chunk of space junk from equipment discarded at the International Space Station. The cylindrical object that tore through the home in Naples on March 8...

NASA is seeking a faster, cheaper way to bring Mars samples to Earth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth is on hold until there’s a faster, cheaper way, space agency officials said Monday. Retrieving Mars soil and rocks has been on NASA’s to-do list for decades, but the date kept moving forward, as...

China sanctions 2 US defense companies and says they support arms sales to Taiwan

Apr. 11, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday announced rare sanctions against two U.S. defense companies over what it called their support for arms sales to Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy Beijing claims as its own territory to be recovered by force if necessary. The announcement...

Spirit to defer Airbus plane deliveries, furlough 260 pilots this year

Apr. 08, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

Spirit Airlines is deferring all aircraft on order from Airbus that were scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2025 through the end of 2026, the discount carrier said Monday. Spirit said it came to an agreement with the European plane manufacturer to delay delivery of...