Space exploration

April 24, 2017 - 9:45 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American. That record was set last year by Jeffrey...
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In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 photo, Carol Mersch holds a copy of a microfilm Bible that flew in orbit around the moon on Apollo 13 during an interview in her home in Tulsa, Okla. Behind her are some of the photographs and space program memorabilia she has collected. Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space are today landlocked inside an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 22, 2017 - 11:06 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes. Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed...
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In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 photo, Carol Mersch holds a copy of a microfilm Bible that flew in orbit around the moon on Apollo 13 during an interview in her home in Tulsa, Okla. Behind her are some of the photographs and space program memorabilia she has collected. Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space are today landlocked inside an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 22, 2017 - 11:05 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ten microfilm Bibles that traveled deep into space on board the Apollo NASA missions are locked in an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. Eight of the 10 holy books in dispute landed on the surface of the moon in 1971, which...
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 20, 2017 - 9:49 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station on Thursday. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in...
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 20, 2017 - 4:57 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule blasted off Thursday for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch...
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 20, 2017 - 4:15 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule blasted off Thursday for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch...
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U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer, above, and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, wave near the rocket prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirill Kudryavtsev, Pool)
April 20, 2017 - 3:40 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility...
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April 20, 2017 - 3:23 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station stands ready at complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday morning and for the first time, NASA cameras will provide live 360-degree video of the rocket heading toward space. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2017 - 11:11 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named for John Glenn is bound for orbit. An Atlas rocket provided Tuesday's lift, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The unmanned rocket took off in late morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S.S. John...
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April 13, 2017 - 4:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal agent unnecessarily degraded an elderly woman when he interrogated her for nearly two hours in 2011 after seizing a moon rock she said her late husband had received from astronaut Neil Armstrong, a federal appeals court said Thursday. Joann Davis was having financial...
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