Space

Jeff Bezos speaks in front of a model of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of...
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New spaceflight technologies could reshape the global economy on a level not seen since the internet.
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April 29, 2019 - 8:07 pm
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- New spaceflight technologies could reshape the global economy on a level not seen since the internet. That's what some in the industry and on Wall Street are saying, at least. And a growing number of analysts say it's time for mainstream investors to get in...
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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, center left, works outside the International Space Station, Monday, April 8, 2019.
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April 08, 2019 - 7:40 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts are tackling battery and cable work outside the International Space Station. It's the third spacewalk in just 2 ½ weeks for the station crew. NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques got an early start Monday morning...
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In this computer graphics image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is seen above on the asteroid Ryugu.
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April 05, 2019 - 9:07 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency said an explosive dropped Friday from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the way for the collection of underground samples for possible clues to...
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SpaceX Falcon 9
Terry Renna/AP Photo
March 02, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the "Alien" movies. SpaceX needs to nail the...
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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank announced a partnership between the apparel brand and Virgin Galactic.
Under Armour via CNN
January 25, 2019 - 12:02 pm
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- Under Armour makes sporting equipment, workout clothes, sneakers — and now, astronaut apparel. Virgin Galactic, which plans to use a rocket-powered plane to fly groups of tourists to the edge of space, announced Thursday that Under Armour will develop the...
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This Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 image made available by NASA on Thursday, Jan. 24 shows the Kuiper belt object Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto, encountered by the New Horizons spacecraft.
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January 25, 2019 - 11:52 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year's Day is pitted all over. It also has a bright "collar" around its two fused spheres. These are the newest details to emerge about Ultima Thule (TOO-lee), the most distant object ever explored. A close-up picture taken by...
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In this frame grab from Iranian state TV, a video, a rocket carrying a Payam satellite is launched at Imam Khomeini Space Center, a facility under the control of the country's Defense Ministry, in Semnan province, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
IRINN, via AP
January 15, 2019 - 5:57 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program. After the launch, Secretary of State...
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Astronomers now believe that a collision with our own Milky Way galaxy will happen sooner.
ESO/APEX/ATLASGAL via CNN
January 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- While astronomers estimate that the Andromeda galaxy will collide with our own Milky Way galaxy 8 billion years from now, they now believe that another collision will happen even sooner. The Large Magellanic Cloud will catastrophically collide with the Milky Way...
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This image of a globular cluster of stars by the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most ancient collections of stars known. The cluster, called NGC 6752, is more than 10 billion years old.
NASA via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 10:45 pm
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- Far outside our Milky Way galaxy, something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst to be discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature...
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