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North Korea plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its 2nd military spy satellite

May. 27, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite by early next week, drawing quick, strong rebukes from neighbors South Korea and Japan. The notification of the planned launch, banned under U.N....

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3

May. 26, 2024 18:47 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3.

Today in History: May 25, police kill George Floyd

May. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 25, the 146th day of 2024. There are 220 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on...

Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after a review of small leak on new capsule

May. 24, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June, after spending the past few weeks struggling with more problems on the space capsule. Officials for the company and NASA said Friday that intensive reviews indicate the...

North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its 2nd spy satellite, South Korean military says

May. 24, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to be preparing to launch its second military spy satellite into space, South Korea’s military said Friday, as animosities remain high over the North’s continued weapons tests. Last November, North Korea placed its first military...

Massive cradle of baby stars revealed in new space telescope images

May. 23, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A massive cradle of baby stars has been observed in new detail by a European space telescope, adding to its celestial collection of images. The European Space Agency released the photos from the Euclid observatory on Thursday. They were taken following...

UN Security Council rejects Russia-backed resolution on banning weapons in space

May. 21, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Monday that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space, a possible future global trend that members of the United Nations Security Council condemned even as they failed to pass a measure against it. The...

What a blast to work at NASA. Space agency is sky-high again in latest survey of federal employees

May. 20, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exploring the cosmos makes for happy employees, federal workers like to work from home like everyone else, and an agency that has struggled with low morale is showing improvement. Those are some of the highlights of a survey released Monday of more than a million...

Ed Dwight, America's first Black astronaut candidate, finally goes to space 60 years later

May. 20, 2024 04:08 AM EDT

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Ed Dwight, America’s first Black astronaut candidate, finally rocketed into space 60 years later, flying with Jeff Bezos’ rocket company on Sunday. Dwight was an Air Force pilot when President John F. Kennedy championed him as a candidate for NASA’s...

China sanctions Boeing, two U.S. defense contractors for Taiwan arms sales

May. 19, 2024 23:00 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Ministry of Commerce announced sanctions against Boeing and two other defense companies Monday for arms sales to Taiwan, on the day of Taiwan's presidential inauguration. The move is the latest in a series of sanctions Beijing has announced in recent years...