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NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection

Oct 24 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday.

NASA spacecraft grabs sample of rocks from asteroid

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON A NASA spacecraft touched down on the rugged surface of the Bennu asteroid on Tuesday, grabbing a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring home. | Video

One American, two Russians blast off to International Space Station

Oct 14 2020

WASHINGTON/ALMATY A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts successfully reached the International Space Station after blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, live footage broadcast by Russia's space agency Roscosmos showed. | Video

Eight nations sign U.S.-led Artemis moon agreements

Oct 13 2020

WASHINGTON Eight countries have signed an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords, NASA announced on Tuesday as the U.S. space agency tries to shape standards for building long-term settlements on the lunar surface.

Exclusive: Virgin Hyperloop picks West Virginia to test high-speed transport system

Oct 08 2020

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON Virgin Hyperloop has picked the U.S. state of West Virginia to host a $500 million certification center and test track for billionaire Richard Branson's super high-speed travel system, the company told Reuters. | Video

Boeing's top Starliner astronaut pulls out of space mission role

Oct 07 2020

WASHINGTON The chief astronaut for Boeing Co's long-delayed debut crewed flight to the International Space Station stepped down from the job on Wednesday, citing family priorities.

Musk's SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellites

Oct 05 2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) said on Monday, in the company's first government contract to build satellites.

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