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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robot with true artificial intelligence is about to invade space. The large, round, plastic robot head is part of SpaceX’s latest supply delivery to the International Space Station. Friday’s pre-dawn liftoff also includes two sets of genetically identical female mice, 20 mousestronauts that will pick up where NASA’s identical … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Robot with artificial intelligence about to invade space

SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — SpaceX has launched a used supply ship on a used rocket to the International Space Station. The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, hoisting a Dragon capsule full of food, experiments and other station goods for NASA. The Dragon and its 6,000-pound shipment should … Continue reading SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

LOS ANGELES/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that … Continue reading SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Vice President Mike Pence and his new space advisory council want U.S. private companies moving faster and farther into the cosmos, with the government easing restrictions on these 21st century pioneers. The U.S. will get left behind, the National Space Council was warned Wednesday, if it doesn’t make … Continue reading Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead. Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage … Continue reading Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in

Tesla’s losses grow on Model 3 delays

February 07, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —The day after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk blasted his Tesla Roadster into space, his electric car company’s mounting losses brought him back to Earth again. Tesla Inc. posted a record quarterly net loss of $675 million in the fourth quarter, up from a net loss of $121 million in the … Continue reading Tesla’s losses grow on Model 3 delays

SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the … Continue reading SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

SpaceX bucks launch tradition in 1st flight of new rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— SpaceX is bucking decades of launch tradition for the first test flight of its new megarocket. The Falcon Heavy is set to become the world’s most powerful rocket in use today when it blasts off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. None of the usual, no-big-deal-if-it’s-destroyed launch ballast — like steel … Continue reading SpaceX bucks launch tradition in 1st flight of new rocket