Space

Planet Earth in universe or space in a nebula clouds - stock photo
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Hadas Kuznits
July 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On this day 50 years ago, millions tuned in as mankind made history more than 250,000 miles away from earth and this man covered it all for KYW Newsradio 1060. In 1969, KYW Newsradio was a Westinghouse Station, for which Jim Slade worked as a science correspondent...
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Dr. Edward Guinan, a Villanova astronomy professor, was among those who considered pursuing a career as a NASA astronaut in the early 1960s. But concedes he was missing something the fledgling space agency wanted - experience as a fighter pilot.
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Mark Abrams
July 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As a veteran Villanova University astronomer looks back on 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon, he reveals he gave serious thought to applying to NASA to become an astronaut. But he quickly concluded he didn't have "the right stuff." Before...
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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
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
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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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.
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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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FILE - This March 25, 2009 photo provided by NASA shows the International Space Station seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery during separation.
NASA via AP
June 07, 2019 - 4:30 pm
By Jeremy Rehm NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You'll need...
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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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