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Ivey: State welcomes review of Space Command's proposed home

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday said she welcomes a federal review of the decision to move the Space Command headquarters from Colorado to Huntsville, saying she believes it wi...

Nicaragua creates Ministry of Extraterrestrial Space Affairs

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, which is drawing amused reactions on social media in a ...

NASA rover streaks toward a landing on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked toward a landing on Mars on Thursday in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the ...

Bosnia village with link to Mars enthralled by rover landing

JEZERO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian villagers are preparing to gather in front of a video screen in the yard of their community's only school to watch NASA's Mars rover attempt a difficult landi...

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 ...

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, will step down as CEO

Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon and turned it into an online shopping behemoth, is stepping down as the company's CEO, a role he's had for nearly 30 years. He'll be replaced in the fall ...

Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the last moments of his presidency, Donald Trump trumpeted Space Force as a creation for the ages. And while President Joe Biden has quickly undone other Trump initiatives, the sp...

Ethan Allen, Virgin Galactic rise; First Republic, Xcel fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Thursday: First Republic Bank, down $3.21 to $158.04. The private banking and wealth management co...

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Alabama, as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, according to Alabama's governor. Gov...

Chinese capsule returns to Earth carrying moon rocks

A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday (Dec. 17) with the first fresh rock samples from the moon in more than 40 years, offering the possibility of new insights into the history of the ...

World's space achievements a bright spot in stressful 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts blasted into orbit from the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade, three countries sent spacecraft hurtling toward Mars, and robotic explorers grabbed rocks...

Seeds from Taiwan plant species launched to space station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cargo capsule carrying seeds from four plant species provided by Taiwan is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after launching from the U.S. state of Flo...

Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar rocks lifts off from moon

A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night (Dec. 3) with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported. Chang’e 5, the ...

China's space ambitions: robot on Mars, a human on the moon

BEIJING (AP) — China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable space plane and is pl...

'The Right Stuff' looks back and up with first US astronauts

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hollywood does biopics on musicians, we're used to lots of saucy tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Not so much when it comes to astronauts. That changes wit...