astronauts

President Trump, accompanied by Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, second from left, and Buzz Aldrin, second from right, with Vice President Pence and first lady Melania Trump, speaks during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the
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July 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts . Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family of mission commander Neil Armstrong in the Oval Office, Trump was briefed...
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In this Nov. 1969 photo made available by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad stands on the moon's surface.
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June 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
By Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press 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 moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The...
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On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years.
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March 26, 2019 - 10:18 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole. Pence said NASA needs to achieve that goal "by any means necessary." Speaking at a meeting of...
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-12 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station.
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March 14, 2019 - 9:52 pm
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian-American crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, five months after a botched launch led to an emergency landing for two of the three astronauts. This time, the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along...
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Anne McClain and Christina H. Koch
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March 06, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN (CNN) -- For the first time in history, an all-female crew will conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station, NASA confirmed to CNN. As part of Expedition 59, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out the spacewalk on March 29. They'll be...
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In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon is pictured about 20 meters (66 feet) away from the International Space Station’s Harmony module, Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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March 03, 2019 - 12:37 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A sleek new American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing the U.S. a big step closer to getting back in the business of launching astronauts. The white, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule,...
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This Dec. 24, 1968, file photo made available by NASA shows the Earth behind the surface of the moon during the Apollo 8 mission.
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December 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon...
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U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, left, Russian cosmonaut Оleg Kononenko‎, centre, and CSA astronaut David Saint Jacques, members of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station
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December 03, 2018 - 3:33 pm
By Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Monday following a clean launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. NASA astronaut Anne McClain...
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Richard Branson
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November 30, 2018 - 10:46 am
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is on the verge of a major achievement: It will send astronauts into space by Christmas. The billionaire entrepreneur told CNN Business' Rachel Crane this week he is "pretty confident" his space tourism venture can...
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Katherine Johnson
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June 04, 2018 - 10:21 am
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her time. West Virginia State University says a dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 25, the day...
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