NASA lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds.
Musk unveils SpaceX rocket designed to get to Mars and back
BOCA CHICA VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth...
NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely
TOKYO (AP) — The head of NASA said Wednesday that space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars.
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Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.
NASA named a little stone for the legendary rockers...
Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court.
The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant...
Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11′s ‘giant leap’ on moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday,...
Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing.
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Amid a new global space race, India is preparing to launch a second unmanned mission to the moon. Here is a timeline of its space program:
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on vets, economy and history
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words...
BYU helping NASA prep for human mission to Mars
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Researchers at Brigham Young University are helping with a NASA-sponsored project measuring the electrical charge and size of dust particles on Mars.
NASA: Intense work under way on rocket for future moonshots
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews are working around the clock at a NASA rocket factory, intent on meeting a new fall 2020 deadline to test launch a mega-rocket designed to propel astronauts to the moon...
NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions
HOUSTON (AP) — Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center is treasure few have seen and fewer have touched.
The restricted lab is home to hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by...
50 years later, the moon is still great for business
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon.
Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon...
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — A report says hackers stole data from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California for nearly a year without being detected.
AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University robotics team has won a NASA competition for the second time in three years.
The college on Friday announced the team's win in NASA's Moon...
Warren builder helps construct NASA rocket to the moon
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Houston, NASA is ready for liftoff — well, almost, thanks to a Warren-based design and build business.
Futuramic Tool & Engineering contributed more than 100 parts to...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts findings of Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the findings of the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration and a possible case against him "closed" based on remarks from a special...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump promises not just the moon, but Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed the hard realities of his trade dispute with China as mere foolishness Monday and told people to expect humans on Mars "very shortly," which...
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Dartmouth students win Mars greenhouse NASA challenge
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A team of Dartmouth College engineering students has won a NASA competition that sought innovative ideas for the design of a greenhouse on Mars.
Mars lander picks up what’s likely 1st detected marsquake
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.
InSight's quake monitor recorded and measured the...
NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier
WASHINGTON (AP) — From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly's body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but...
Mars lander starts digging on red planet, hits snags
NASA's newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but hit a few snags, scientists said Friday.
The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to...
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Scientists see evidence of underground lakes system on Mars
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say images of craters taken by European and American space probes show there likely once was a planet-wide system of underground lakes on Mars.
And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter.
Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.
Scientists don't know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new questions for doctors as the space agency aims to send people to Mars.
NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet.
The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical evidence that ancient Mars might have been hospitable to life was remarkably spry up until eight months ago, when it was finally doomed by a ferocious dust storm.
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Mars rover declared dead after 15 years
NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits.
The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months, blocked sunlight from the spacecraft's solar panels.
Pence promises missions to the moon and Mars during ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is honoring the nation's fallen astronauts during a NASA day of remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorials at the cemetery honor those who perished when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on Jan. 28, 1986, and when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entering Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1, 2003. Pence recalled both events, saying that when the Columbia broke up, so did the hearts of the American people.
UK-built Mars rover named after scientist Rosalind Franklin
LONDON (AP) — The British-built Mars rover that is scheduled to be launched in 2020 has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin.
The ExoMars mission is designed to search for evidence of life on Mars.
The name was revealed Thursday by astronaut Tim Peake and science minister Chris Skidmore after more than 36,000 people submitted ideas, which were narrowed down by a panel of experts.
NASA, SpaceX aim for March test of 1st new astronaut capsule
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March debut of the first capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
No one will be on board for the crew Dragon's inaugural test flight to the orbiting outpost.
Officials on Wednesday set March 2 as the latest launch date. If the demo goes well, two NASA astronauts will take a test flight in July aboard the SpaceX capsule.
Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.
The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the briefcase-size satellites flew past the red planet, providing real-time updates to ground controllers in this first-of-its-kind experiment.
NASA’s storm-silenced rover marks 15th anniversary on Mars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Opportunity rover is silently marking the 15th anniversary of its touchdown on Mars.
The spacecraft hasn't been heard from since a global dust storm last June. The six wheeler — about the size of a golf cart — logged more than 28 miles (45 kilometers) on the red planet before falling silent. There was so much dust in the Martian atmosphere that sunlight could not reach Opportunity's solar panels to generate power.md
Mars lander sets quake monitor on planet’s red surface
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has placed a quake monitor on the planet's dusty red surface, just a few weeks after its arrival.
Mars InSight 's robotic arm removed the seismometer from the spacecraft deck and set it on the ground Wednesday to monitor Mars quakes.
Project manager Tom Hoffman called the milestone "an awesome Christmas present."
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The Rome Sentinel on the NASA InSight lander
Let's take a moment to marvel at what we can do when we are at our best.
NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on Mars last week, a few minutes before 3 p.m. Eastern time, ending a journey of more than six months and 300 million miles.
NASA’s Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has taken a selfie from above, using a camera on its long robotic arm.
The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic, released Tuesday.
New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the "really unworldly" Martian wind.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released audio clips of the alien wind Friday. The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander during its first week of operations at Mars.
Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — As Mars' newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade.
NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down on the sweeping, red equatorial plains Monday, less than 400 miles (640 kilometers) from Curiosity, the only other working robot on Mars.
That's about the distance from San Francisco to Pasadena, California, home to Mission Control for Mars.
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This state is fortunate to have some of its sharpest minds determined to get Connecticut out of its financial pickle. They've given Gov.-elect Ned Lamont a handful of terrific ideas, and the cover, to fix the state's financial problems.
Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said.
Mars touchdown: NASA spacecraft survives supersonic plunge
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight spacecraft sent back a "nice and dirty" snapshot of its new digs. Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists.
The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft with only one sizable rock visible.
The Latest: NASA spacecraft lands on Mars to dig deep
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the landing by NASA's InSight spacecraft at Mars (all times local):
A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet's interior.
Flight controllers announced that the spacecraft InSight touched down Monday, after a perilous supersonic descent through the red Martian skies. Confirmation came via radio signals that took more than eight minutes to cross the nearly 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth.
‘Flawless’: NASA craft lands on Mars after perilous journey
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to drill down into Mars' interior landed on the planet Monday after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies, setting off jubilation among scientists who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive across 100 million miles of space.