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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and long exposure, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off over an antenna at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

NASA: Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday, NASA said on Wednesday. A rocket carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov […]

03/25/2014

A Royal Australia Air Force AP-3C Orion takes off from RAAF Base Pearce in Perth, Australia to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Hunt for Flight 370 resumes in calmer seas

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — As frustration was setting in, calmer seas returned Wednesday and the search for the remains of Flight 370 began anew in remote waters of the Indian Ocean off western Australia. […]

03/25/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian rocket blasts off for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A rocket carrying a Russian-American crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 3:17 […]

03/25/2014

In this Monday, March 24, 2014 photo, crewmen on board an RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft look at their radar screens whilst searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Richard Wainwright, Pool)

Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

HONG KONG (AP) — Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics. An analysis of faint signals sent from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to an […]

03/25/2014

Suwarni the mother of Sugianto Lo, who was onboard the Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 with his wife Vinny, weeps as an unidentified relative makes a phone call at her residence in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Satellite clue ends wild theories, hope for MH370

Over an extraordinary 17 days and nights, until the moment Malaysia’s prime minister stepped to a lectern to deliver investigators’ sobering new findings, the fate of vanished Flight 370 hung on morbid conjecture and fragile […]

03/25/2014

Jan. 12, 2014: Passengers exit a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in Branson, Mo., but instead landed at Taney County Airport, in Hollister, Mo., that only has about half as much runway. (AP Photo/ Scott Schieffer)

Audio captures confusion of wrong-airport landing

DALLAS (AP) — A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January. Southwest Airlines Co. said Monday that the captain and co-pilot […]

03/24/2014

This photo provided by Galerie Westlicht in Vienna shows a Hasselblad 500 camera which was part of the equipment carried by the 1971 Apollo 15 mission _ and the only camera ever bought back from the moon. It was put on auction Saturday, March 22, 2014 and was sold for nearly 760,000 US dollar. Westlicht identifies the new owner as Japanese businessman Terukazu Fujisawa. It says the owner of an electronics chain placed his winning bid of 550,000 euros by phone. (AP Photo/Galerie Westlicht)

Camera used on moon landing sold for $758,489

VIENNA (AP) — It was put on auction as the only camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price — nearly $760,000. The Hasselblad 500 sold over the weekend […]

03/24/2014

This Saturday, March 22, 2014 graphic provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), shows the approximate position of the objects seen floating in a Chinese satellite image in the southern Indian Ocean that the AMSA is concentrating its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on. China on Saturday released a satellite image showing an object floating in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean near where planes and ships have been crisscrossing since similar images from an Australian satellite emerged earlier in the week. Two military planes from China arrived Saturday in Perth and were expected on Sunday to join Australian, New Zealand and U.S. aircraft in the search.  (AP Photo/Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

What we know, and still don’t, on Malaysian plane

A summary of the questions answered, and still pending, about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Monday announcement: WHAT WE KNOW THE PLANE CRASHED: Najib said satellite data […]

03/24/2014

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force copilot Ryutaro Hamahira scans the ocean aboard a C130 aircraft while it flies over the southern search area in the southeastern Indian Ocean, 200 to 300 kilometers (124 to 186 miles) south of Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 21, 2014. Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)

‘Extraordinary riddle’ of lost jet now 2 weeks old

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Aircraft and ships from China headed to the desolate southern Indian Ocean to join the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now lost for two full weeks, and Australia promised its […]

03/21/2014

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein pauses in between questions during a press conference for the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370 at a hotel in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, March 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Nothing spotted in search for jet, Australia says

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing […]

03/21/2014

In this April 4, 2001 file photo, P-3C Orion practices touch-and-go landings at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station near Oak Harbor, Wash. The similar type of the P-3 Orion, favored by the Australian and New Zealand defense forces, is used in the search for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which went missing on March 8, 2014, off the west coast of Australia. Because the search area is so remote, it’s an eight-hour round trip, leaving the planes just two or three hours to search. (AP Photo/Stevan Morgain, File)

Satellites to binoculars used in Flight 370 search

From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple. Some of the equipment being used to look for […]

03/21/2014