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NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch

Sep 20 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday.

Public in dark over closure of New Mexico solar observatory

Sep 14 2018

A New Mexico observatory aimed at unlocking the sun's secrets has been shut indefinitely by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation over an undisclosed security issue, leaving it at the center of its own mystery.

Russia weighs possibility of deliberate act in space station damage

Sep 05 2018

Russia's space agency said on Wednesday it hopes to announce the origin of a small hole found on a Russian module docked at the International Space Station in the coming weeks, including addressing whether the damage was deliberate.

Gunman kills two at video game tournament in Florida

Aug 26 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A video gamer killed two people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police said. | Video

NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

Aug 07 2018

NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. | Video

U.S. deports Mexican wife of American Marine veteran

Aug 03 2018

ORLANDO, Florida The U.S. government deported a Mexican woman on Friday who had lived in the country illegally for nearly two decades despite efforts by lawmakers to keep her in Florida with her husband, a Marine Corps veteran, and her two American children.

NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

Aug 03 2018

Aug 3 NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.

Northrop CEO grilled by U.S. lawmakers over space telescope

Jul 26 2018

Northrop Grumman Corp CEO Wes Bush faced tough questions from U.S. lawmakers about the delays and growing price tag for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and rebuffed the idea that the company, rather than taxpayers, should pay an $800 million cost overrun.

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Jul 20 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind.

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says

Jul 16 2018

(This July 11 story in the final paragraph corrects the time period of launches, how far in advance seats are booked on Soyuz spacecraft and the number of launchpads in Kazakhstan.)

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