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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | US stepping up Earth’s protection from asteroids, comets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology Council released a report Wednesday calling for improved asteroid detection, tracking and deflection. NASA is participating, along with federal emergency and White … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | US stepping up Earth’s protection from asteroids, comets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | White House aims to reduce satellite clutter in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the new space policy directive Monday, as the National Space Council convenes. The new policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment up in orbit, as satellite traffic … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | White House aims to reduce satellite clutter in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She’s spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She’s also the world’s most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her spacesuit … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. Officials said Wednesday they’re hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle the planet … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun. Flight controllers tried late Tuesday night to contact Opportunity, but the rover did not respond. The storm has been growing since the end of May and now covers one-quarter … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa, just hours after its weekend discovery. It’s only the third time scientists have spotted an incoming asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. NASA reported the latest episode Sunday night. The asteroid was discovered out near the moon’s orbit early Saturday, aiming … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched another satellite for a Luxembourg communication company. But it ditched the recycled booster in the Atlantic following liftoff. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite operator, SES, tweeted, “What a beautiful start to the week!” The powerful, hefty SES satellite, … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station accepted delivery Thursday of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia. A commercial cargo ship arrived at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Wallops Island. Orbital ATK shipped the goods for NASA in a Cygnus capsule, which is named after the swan constellation. NASA … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia