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Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others. ...

Taiwan to launch domestically made satellites into space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Taiwan's domestically made mini-satellites will be launched into space from Florida on Jan. 21, according to Science and Technology Minister Wu Tsung-tsong (吳政忠...

Yemen rebels: Fighters shot down Saudi-run drone near border

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a Chinese-made, Saudi drone along the border with Saudi Arabia, a Houthi spokesman said. Houthi military spokesman Bri...

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 ...

Moon rocks in hand, China prepares for future moon missions

BEIJING (AP) — Following the successful return of moon rocks by its Chang’e 5 robotic probe, China is preparing for future missions that could set the stage for an eventual lunar base to host human ex...

China state media reports lunar probe has returned to Earth carrying moon rocks in breakthrough for space program

BEIJING (AP) — China state media reports lunar probe has returned to Earth carrying moon rocks in breakthrough for space program.

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...

China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ground crews are standing by for the return of a lunar probe bringing back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 45 years. The...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 8 The Washington Post on the years of “extraordinary science” that led u...

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: Moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — China’s latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon’s surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the government announced Thursday. ...

China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon's surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government said, adding...

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...

China says probe sent to retrieve lunar rocks lands on moon

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese robot probe launched to return lunar rocks to Earth landed on the moon Tuesday, the government announced. The Chang'e 5 probe “successfully landed on the moo...

China's Chang'e 5 lands on the moon

China successfully landed its unmanned Chang'e 5 probe on the surface of the moon on Tuesday, according to Chinese state media. The probe "successfully landed on the moon in the pre-selected...