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Lockheed: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 23, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.64 billion. On a per-share basis, the Bethesda, Maryland-based company said it had net income of $6.85. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to...

Today in History: July 21, verdict reached in Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Jul. 21, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2024. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 21, 1925, the so-called “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of...

Moon fests, moon movie and even a full moon mark 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

Jul. 19, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The cosmos is providing a full moon for the 55th anniversary of the first lunar landing this weekend, and plenty of other events honor Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s giant leap. Aldrin, 94, the last surviving member of the Apollo 11 crew, headlines a...

Boeing is closer to understanding thruster failures on its first astronaut flight with latest test

Jul. 18, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing is closer to understanding what went wrong with its astronaut capsule in orbit, now that testing is complete on a spare thruster here on Earth. The Starliner capsule has been docked at the International Space Station since June 6. It should have...

How NASA and SpaceX will bring down the space station when it's retired

Jul. 18, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will use a powerful, souped-up capsule to shove the International Space Station out of orbit once time is up for the sprawling lab. NASA and Elon Musk’s company on Wednesday outlined the plan to burn the space station up on reentry and plunge...

NASA cancels its moon rover mission, citing cost overruns and launch delays

Jul. 17, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday it's canceling its water-seeking moon rover, citing cost overruns and launch delays. The Viper rover was supposed to launch in late 2023 aboard a lander provided by Astrobotic Technology, but extra testing and increased costs kept delaying the...

A meteor streaked over the NYC skyline before disintegrating over New Jersey

Jul. 17, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A meteor streaked over the New York City skyline before disintegrating over nearby New Jersey, according to NASA. William Cooke, the head of the space agency's Meteoroid Environments Office, said the fireball was first sighted at an altitude of 51 miles (82...

Elon Musk says he's moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas

Jul. 16, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk says he's moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X to Texas from California. Musk posted on X Tuesday that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, California to the company's rocket launch site dubbed Starbase in...

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Jul. 15, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday that there's evidence for a...

SpaceX rocket accident leaves company's Starlink satellites in wrong orbit

Jul. 12, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket has failed for the first time in nearly a decade, leaving the company’s internet satellites in an orbit so low that they're doomed to fall through the atmosphere and burn up. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Thursday...