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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla  — SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan. The big reveal on who it is — and when the flight to the moon will be — will be announced Monday at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. It’s not the same … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— For the first time in 50 years, an astronaut-in-training is quitting NASA. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said his departure is effective Friday and that he is leaving for personal reasons that the space … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla— Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Soon after leaving the International Space Station, Sergey Prokopyev released all four research satellites by hand. “I’m ready for the launch,” Prokopyev told Russian flight controllers near Moscow. The first satellite … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | ‘Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | ‘Touch the sun’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | ‘Wow, here we go’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | ‘Wow, here we go’: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. The Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. Saturday’s launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV (four) rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the Parker Solar Probe. This followed earlier trouble in the countdown. NASA says it will try again … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Last-minute technical problem delays NASA’s flight to sun