Space industry

In this frame from NASA TV, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, left, and NASA astronaut Drew Feustel work on shuffling around a couple of space station pumps at the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (NASA TV via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 11:37 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts carried out a high-flying, high-tech version of musical chairs Wednesday, rearranging pumps outside the International Space Station. Popping out early, NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold quickly swapped the positions of two spare...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 88 - FILE - This Oct. 23, 2012 file photo shows author Tom Wolfe at a book signing for his novel "Back to Blood" at Barnes & Noble in New York. Wolfe died at a New York City hospital. He was 88. Additional details were not immediately available. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
May 15, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You only had to look at him — in his white suits and two-tone shoes — or read such books as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" to know that Tom Wolfe was like no other. "He was a magician," Wolfe's friend and fellow "New Journalist" Gay Talese told The Associated...
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This image made available by SpaceX shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket booster after it landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, May 11, 2018. Bangladesh's first satellite was lifted into orbit in the mission. (SpaceX via AP)
May 11, 2018 - 4:42 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched a satellite for Bangladesh using an upgraded rocket designed for dozens of repeat flights. This latest version of the Falcon 9 blasted off Friday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It carried up the first satellite belonging to Bangladesh. The...
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May 10, 2018 - 6:45 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed the launch debut of its upgraded workhorse rocket. This latest version of the Falcon 9 was supposed to blast off Thursday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, carrying Bangladesh's first satellite, which would bring the internet to all corners of the...
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May 08, 2018 - 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA and Uber have signed an agreement to explore putting flying taxis in the skies over US cities. NASA said Tuesday that it will begin simulations for so-called "urban air mobility" vehicles that also include delivery drones. The announcement comes as the Uber Elevate summit in...
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This image provided by NASA, InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket, Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the "inner space" of Mars. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
May 05, 2018 - 1:44 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida's Cape Canaveral. It was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Tesla is a company of big ideas, but its stock is falling because of much more practical concerns. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 04, 2018 - 8:02 pm
Elon Musk's track record for technological feats as chief of SpaceX has turned skeptics into believers in everything from his quest to open space travel to Mars to his desire to build a tunnel for high-speed travel between New York and Washington. As Tesla's CEO, his ambitious vision for electric...
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This illustration made available by NASA on March 29, 2018 shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. The MarCOs will be the first CubeSats - a kind of modular, mini-satellite - flown into deep space. They're designed to fly along behind NASA's InSight lander on its cruise to Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 12:36 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks. Named after the characters in the 2008 animated movie, the small satellites WALL-E and EVE are hitching a ride on the Atlas V rocket set to...
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May 03, 2018 - 1:33 am
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (AP) — When NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba went out for a spacewalk during a recent trip into space, he held on tight to the railing. That's because Acaba is afraid of heights. That was one of the highlights of Acaba's talk this week to employees at the Stennis Space Center...
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In this image provided by the European Space Agency, ESA, The ExoMars Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System, CaSSIS, captured this view of the rim of Korolev crater (73.3ºN/165.9ºE) on 15 April 2018. The European Space Agency has released its first image taken by a probe orbiting Mars, showing the ice-covered edge of a vast crater. Scientists combined three pictures taken by the Trace Gas Orbiter’s camera instrument, CaSSIS, from an altitude of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on April 15. (ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 11:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has released the first image taken by its Trace Gas Orbiter showing the ice-covered edge of a vast Martian crater. Scientists combined three pictures of the Korolev Crater taken from an altitude of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on April 15. Lead researcher...
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