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Astronauts confident Boeing space capsule can safely return them to Earth, despite failures

Astronauts confident Boeing space capsule can safely return them to Earth, despite failures

Jul 10, 2024 | 12:18pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts who should have been back on Earth weeks ago said Wednesday that they’re confident that Boeing’s space capsule can return them safely, despite breakdowns. NASA test pilots Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams launched aboard Boeing’s new Starliner capsule early last month, the first people to ride it. Helium leaks and […]
Crew of NASA’s earthbound simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

Crew of NASA’s earthbound simulated Mars habitat emerge after a year

Jul 7, 2024 | 7:56pm
The crew of a NASA mission to Mars emerged from their craft after a yearlong voyage that never left Earth. The four volunteer crew members spent more than 12 months inside NASA’s first simulated Mars environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston, coming out of the artificial alien enviroment Saturday around 5 p.m. Kelly Haston, […]
Hurricane Beryl roars toward Jamaica after killing at least 6 people in the southeast Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl roars toward Jamaica after killing at least 6 people in the southeast Caribbean

Jul 3, 2024 | 6:47am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Beryl was roaring toward Jamaica on Wednesday, with islanders scrambling to make preparations after the powerful Category 4 storm earlier killed at least six people and caused significant damage in the southeast Caribbean. In Kingston, people boarded up windows, fishermen pulled their boats out of the water before sitting around a table to […]
Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Feb 22, 2024 | 1:15pm
Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise was detected in Earth’s nighttime sky […]

Going back to the moon: ‘This is Canada on the world stage, doing big things’

Apr 3, 2023 | 4:27am

Ask Marc Garneau if he’d go back to space and the first Canadian to ever make the trip doesn’t hesitate: “In a wink.” It’s another matter entirely, of course, whether the now-retired former astronaut and Quebec MP —  at 74, he finally gave up his seat in the House of Commons just three weeks ago […]

Engine problem leads NASA to scrub launch of new moon rocket

Aug 29, 2022 | 7:47am

A fuel leak and then an engine problem during final liftoff preparations led NASA to scrub the launch of its mighty new moon rocket Monday morning on a shakedown flight with three test dummies aboard. The next launch attempt will not take place until Friday at the earliest. As precious minutes ticked away, NASA repeatedly […]