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Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:19:39 GMT2016-10-23T12:19:39Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast....

Correction: Russia-US-Space story

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:43:09 GMT2016-10-22T17:43:09Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- In a story Oct. 21 about a Russian capsule successfully reaching the International Space Station, The Associated Press misstated the names of the three astronauts who were already already aboard the station. The new crew joined Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia, American Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi of Japan, not American Jeff Williams and Russians Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin....

Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:17:39 GMT2016-10-21T13:17:39Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Soyuz space capsule has successfully delivered astronauts from Russia and the United States to the International Space Station after a two-day voyage....

Opponents to take aim at giant telescope at Hawaii hearing

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:30:15 GMT2016-10-21T02:30:15Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A $1.4 billion project to build one of the world's largest telescopes is up against intense protests by Native Hawaiians and others who say building it on the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain will desecrate sacred land....

Soyuz rocket carrying crew of 3 blasts off from Baikonur

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:48:10 GMT2016-10-19T08:48:10Z

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russians and an American has blasted off for the International Space Station....

Astronaut describes career detour to US health director

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:04:49 GMT2016-10-18T19:04:49Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Kate Rubins applied to be an astronaut while she was procrastinating about writing a grant application to the National Institutes of Health....

AP Exclusive: US ignored rising-sea warnings at radar site

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:41:04 GMT2016-10-18T05:41:04Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation in the Pacific that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn't get in the way....