Space

John Helferty says the Apollo 11 mission sparked his interest in space exploration and rocketed him to a connection with NASA.
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Mark Abrams
July 18, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Temple University engineering professor says the Apollo 11 mission sparked his interest in space exploration and rocketed him to a connection with NASA. "I wouldn't be sitting here in an engineering building as a professor of engineering without the Apollo 11," said...
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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.
NASA/AP Photo
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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Artist's rendering of ancient supernovae
NASA via CNN
May 31, 2019 - 10:43 am
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has peered into the cosmos and captured regions hidden from our view, like the centers of galaxies and dusty areas where stars are born and planetary systems form. Now, the great space observatory has captured a unique photo of a...
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The SpaceX spacesuit is designed so that power, water and air connections all pass through one panel in the middle of the suit's right thigh.
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May 30, 2019 - 5:16 pm
By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- Extraterrestrial travel is all the rage: Elon Musk's SpaceX has pledged to put the first humans on Mars. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has his sights set on the moon. And NASA wants to speed up its plan to send astronauts back into deep space. But if these bold...
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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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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.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP
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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