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New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

Jun. 11, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit, according to new studies published Tuesday. Those shifts mostly returned to normal once the amateurs returned to Earth, researchers reported. Research on...

Boeing's astronaut capsule arrives at the space station after thruster trouble

Jun. 06, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s new capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, delayed by last-minute thruster trouble that almost derailed the docking for this first test flight with astronauts. The 260-mile-high (420-kilometer-high) linkup over the...

SpaceX's mega rocket completes its fourth test flight from Texas without exploding

Jun. 06, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

SpaceX’s mega Starship rocket completed its first full test flight Thursday, returning to Earth without exploding after blasting off from Texas. It was the fourth launch of the world’s biggest and most powerful rocket, standing nearly 400 feet (121 meters) tall. The three...

SpaceX’s mega rocket completes test flight without exploding

Jun. 06, 2024 10:06 AM EDT
BOCA CHICA, Texas (AP) — SpaceX’s mega rocket completes test flight without exploding.

Boeing launches NASA astronauts for the first time after years of delays

Jun. 05, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing launched astronauts for the first time Wednesday, belatedly joining SpaceX as a second taxi service for NASA. A pair of NASA test pilots blasted off aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the International Space Station, the first to fly the new...

What to know about Boeing's first spaceflight carrying NASA astronauts

Jun. 05, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After years of stumbles and delays, Boeing has finally launched astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA. It’s the first flight of Boeing’s Starliner capsule with a crew on board, a pair of NASA pilots who will check out the spacecraft...

Boeing launches new capsule on first test flight with NASA astronauts toward the space station

Jun. 05, 2024 10:59 AM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing launches new capsule on first test flight with NASA astronauts toward the space station.

A Russian cosmonaut becomes the first person to spend 1,000 days in space

Jun. 05, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1,000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday. Oleg Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008. ...

Hubble equipment failure means fewer observations, NASA officials say

Jun. 04, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hubble has run into more trouble. The space telescope slipped into a hibernating state more than a week ago when one of its three remaining gyroscopes — part of the pointing system — malfunctioned. The same device had been acting up for months and...

Maine company plans to launch small satellites starting in 2025

Jun. 04, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Representatives for a Maine company that plans to send small satellites into space from the Northeast's most rural state said they will start launches next year. Brunswick-based bluShift Aerospace hopes to turn Maine into a hub for the launching of commercial...