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Spacewalking astronauts tackle more solar panel advance work

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second time this week, a pair of astronauts floated outside Friday to get the International Space Station ready for new solar panels. NASA’s Kate ...

Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday a cohort of astronauts is training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2021. There are 304 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 2...

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2021. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. ...

Photo of the Day: Southern Taiwan from space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, a Japanese astronaut drew praise from many Taiwanese netizens for posting a photo of southern Taiwan captured from the International Space Station (ISS)....

Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked at the International Space Station Wednesday with a load of supplies. The Progress MS-16 cargo ship, which blasted off Monday from...

Taiwan-born astronaut selected for NASA's space mission in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kjell Lindgren (林琪兒), a Taiwan-born American astronaut, has been chosen by NASA to command the "Crew Dragon" spacecraft that will fly to the International Space ...

Russian cargo ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched successfully Monday with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as sc...

Sportbooks say pre-Super Bowl push for new customers scored

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scuba divers or astronauts on the International Space Station may be the only humans who avoided a barrage of advertisements over the last two weeks enticing them to bet on ...

Arab spacecraft closes in on Mars on historic flight

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates was set to swing into orbit around Mars in the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission Tuesday, the first of three robot...

Is Russia distorting GPS signals to protect Vladimir Putin?

Since the start of the year the news has been filled with headlines about a palace on the Black Sea near the resort town of Gelendzhik that opposition activist Alexei Navalny claimed was built for Rus...

US billionaire buys SpaceX flight to orbit with 3 others

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. billionaire who made a fortune in tech and fighter jets is buying an entire SpaceX flight and plans to take three people with him to circle the globe this year. ...

35 years since Challenger launch disaster: 'Never forgotten'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA leaders, retired launch directors, families of fallen astronauts and space fans marked the 35th anniversary of the Challenger disaster on Thursday, vowing never to for...