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In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo made available by NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Thomas)

Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new, smaller version of NASA’s space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing. The Dream Chaser space plane is being designed by Sierra Nevada Corp. It’s vying to […]

10/29/2013

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SpaceX launches Canadian satellite from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A SpaceX rocket launched from the California coast Sunday carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon […]

09/29/2013

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the government “shuts down” next Tuesday, your mail will still come. Doctors will see Medicare patients. NASA will keep talking to the astronauts circling Earth on the Space Station. In fact, […]

09/27/2013

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, speak with their families prior the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Seated inside […]

09/25/2013

The Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off the launchpad at the NASA Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The unmanned Antares rocket will carry 1,300 pounds of food, clothes and other items as part of this test flight to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

2nd private company rockets toward space station

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA’s private suppliers for the high-flying lab. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship […]

09/18/2013

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Chocolate coming on next space station delivery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Virginia company makes its debut this week as a space station delivery service. And the lone American aboard the orbiting lab is counting on a fresh stash of chocolate. […]

09/16/2013

This image provided by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer aboard a Minotaur V rocket after a rollout at NASA's Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Thursday Sept. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/NASA, Patrick Black)

NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Va.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE, will fly to the moon by way of Virginia’s […]

09/05/2013

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Colo. company tests spacecraft in Calif. desert

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in […]

08/22/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin participate in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian spacewalkers encounter faulty equipment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of spacewalking cosmonauts installed a new telescope mount on the International Space Station on Thursday despite a flaw in the device. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin — making […]

08/22/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, right, describes the water in his helmet on the Tuesday, July 16, 2013 spacewalk with U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy, right, during a news conference with U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg on the International Space Station on Thursday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronaut with flooded helmet felt like goldfish

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now he knows what it’s like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience Thursday, describing […]

07/18/2013

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