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  • SpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station

    August 14, 2017 10:31 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- SpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station, plus ice cream. An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off at 12:31 p.m. Monday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Experiments make up most of the 6,400 pounds of... more »
  • KFC to send chicken sandwich to edge of space on balloon

    June 13, 2017 2:08 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - KFC plans to make a space pioneer out of a chicken sandwich next week when it sends it to the edge of the atmosphere with the help of a high-altitude balloon. The promotional stunt for the Zinger sandwich comes two months after the fast food... more »
  • Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

    May 23, 2017 9:31 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Spacewalking astronauts are making urgent repairs at the International Space Station. Commander Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer went out Tuesday morning, three days after a critical relay box abruptly stopped working. Even though a second unit managed the data load just fine, NASA scrambled to put together... more »
  • After 9 months in space, mouse sperm yield healthy mice

    May 22, 2017 4:01 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice. That's the word from Japanese scientists whose results were published Monday. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the International Space Station and returned to Earth in 2014. The intense radiation of space caused... more »
  • SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US government

    May 1, 2017 9:19 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX has launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Monday morning from its NASA-leased pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It hoisted a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. Several minutes into the flight, the first... more »
  • Space station supply ship at launch pad honors John Glenn

    April 18, 2017 9:53 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - One of NASA's delivery services is paying tribute to John Glenn, as it gets set to launch supplies to the International Space Station. A mighty Atlas rocket is providing Tuesday's lift, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The unmanned rocket is poised to blast... more »
  • Astronaut John Glenn to be interred at Arlington Cemetery

    April 5, 2017 11:26 AM

    COLUMBUS - Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. His family and invited guests, including astronauts and dignitaries, will say goodbye to the first American to orbit Earth at a private service at the Old Post Chapel beginning at 9 a.m. The... more »
  • SpaceX set to launch its first recycled rocket

    March 30, 2017 2:42 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is about to launch its first recycled rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket is on the pad at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, poised for a Thursday evening liftoff. It's the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk has tried to fly a salvaged booster. The first stage landed... more »
  • Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

    March 21, 2017 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that adds exploration of Mars as a NASA goal. The new law also authorizes $19.5 billion in space agency funding for the 2018 budget year, which starts Oct. 1. Trump recently sent Congress a budget proposal that authorizes $19.1... more »
  • SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth

    March 19, 2017 11:25 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier. The Dragon flew to... more »
  • Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift

    March 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - This is one cosmically cool sax - and saxophone player. France's musical astronaut Thomas Pesquet is enjoying a special birthday present delivered to him up at the International Space Station. The saxophone arrived in a SpaceX cargo ship on Feb. 23, and his crewmates kept it hidden... more »
  • Officials break ground on downtown green space

    March 8, 2017 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials broke ground on Central Green, a network of green spaces linking downtown Baton Rouge's cultural and civic attractions, on Wednesday morning. Central Green is a part of Plan Baton Rouge II, dedicated to reconnecting Baton Rouge with the Mississippi River through several green spaces near... more »
  • SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a day late

    February 23, 2017 2:30 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX has made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station. Astronauts captured SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship Thursday, a day after a GPS problem prevented the capsule from coming too close. The navigation error was quickly fixed, and everything went smoothly the second time around.... more »
  • VIDEO: Meteor over Lake Michigan lights up sky in several states Play Video

    February 6, 2017 11:27 AM

    GREEN BAY - A meteor over Lake Michigan lit up the sky Monday morning across several states in the Midwest. Dashcam video from police cruisers in Wisconsin and Illinois captured the fireball streaking through the dark sky about 1:30 a.m. In addition to Illinois and Wisconsin, the American Meteor Society... more »
  • SpaceX shooting for mid-December launch, 1st since blast

    December 1, 2016 7:42 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is shooting for a mid-December launch, its first since a dramatic rocket accident on the pad. Iridium Communications Inc. said Thursday that 10 of its satellites will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket tentatively scheduled to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on... more »
  • NASA spacecraft embarks on ring-skimming mission at Saturn

    November 30, 2016 11:40 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Consider it a cosmic carousel with countless rings up for grabs. NASA's Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, has begun an unprecedented mission to skim the planet's rings. On Tuesday, Cassini got a gravitational assist from Saturn's big moon Titan. That put the spacecraft on course to graze Saturn's main... more »
  • Chinese rocket re-enters atmosphere near California

    July 28, 2016 1:20 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California late Wednesday night around the same time many people shared video on social media of a mysterious bright object streaking across the night sky. U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn wouldn't say if the rocket ever posed danger to... more »
  • Juno spacecraft comes ever closer to Jupiter

    July 4, 2016 3:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - After a nearly five-year journey, a solar-powered spacecraft is passing Jupiter's inner moons as it readies for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in the solar system. NASA's Juno spacecraft will fire its main rocket engine late Monday to slow itself down from a speed... more »
  • SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

    May 6, 2016 9:22 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX has done it again. For the second month in a row, the aerospace company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically early Friday on... more »
  • Yearlong spaceman back home in Houston with family, pool

    March 3, 2016 12:19 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA space champ Scott Kelly is finally back home in Houston with his family and the swimming pool that he craved throughout his yearlong absence from Planet Earth. Before he could go home to his own bed Thursday, Kelly had to endure more medical tests... more »
  • Homecoming for 2 spacemen after year aloft: 'We did it!'

    March 1, 2016 4:48 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is closing the door on a space mission that has spanned a U.S.-record 340 days. Kelly and his roommate for nearly a year, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, check out of the International Space Station on Tuesday night, U.S. time. By the time... more »
  • Livingston Parish plays key role in galactic discovery confirmed Thursday Play Video

    February 10, 2016 4:05 PM

    LIVINGSTON - It's almost unimaginable to think a seven-mile drive north of I-12 and the Livingston exit will take you to the home of where scientists have proven a 10 0 -year-old scientific phenomenon. Thursday, scientists from across the country gathered at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in Livingston... more »
  • Scientists: Solid evidence for 9th planet in solar system

    January 20, 2016 11:45 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Scientists say they finally have "solid evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system. The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune's path - distant enough to take 10,000... more »
  • Take a look at nighttime Louisiana from space

    January 6, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The capital region's bright lights are the center of an image tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly on the International Space Station Tuesday. Kelly used the hashtag "year in space" when he shared the image. While he called attention to New Orleans, shown as the cluster... more »
  • Study: Star clusters might host intelligent civilizations

    January 6, 2016 1:47 PM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Clusters of stars on the fringes of our Milky Way galaxy may be home to intelligent life. That's that word from an astrophysicist who's new to probing extraterrestrial territory. Rosanne DiStefano of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, presented her theory Wednesday at the... more »
  • Strong evidence Mars has streams of salt water in summertime

    September 28, 2015 11:15 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL- Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime. They say their latest observations "strongly support" the longtime theory that salt water flows down certain Martian slopes each summer. These dark, narrow streaks tend... more »
  • Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner

    September 4, 2015 12:55 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner. The aviation and aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people gathered at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's commercial crew and... more »
  • Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

    July 23, 2015 2:41 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life. The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. What makes this planet remarkable is that it orbits... more »
  • Astronaut brings space exploration to Scotlandville High Play Video

    May 14, 2015 7:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An astronaut who spent several months in space brought his experience down to earth for high school student in Louisiana this week. Richard Mastracchio spoke with about 200 students at Scotlandville Magnet High school Thursday about the time he spent in space and his life as... more »
  • Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space

    May 4, 2015 11:36 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - The International Space Station is finally serving up fresh Italian espresso. Over the weekend, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy fired up the world's first espresso machine in space. She posted a photo of herself on Twitter on Sunday, sipping from a cup designed for use... more »
  • 1 from Louisiana on list of 100 who could go to Mars

    February 16, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was cut from a list of 100 who are competing at a chance to get a one-way ticket to Mars. Randy Paylor, a hydrogeologist and PhD Candidate at LSU was one of 705 people who made an initial cut from 200,000 candidates who... more »
  • Price war to get into space

    January 26, 2015 7:49 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA- Once American commercial companies start flying into space, NASA expects to save millions in not having to pay Russia for a left. SpaceX and Boeing say they are ready to make their first manned test flights in two-years. NASA choose the companies to move American astronauts... more »
  • SpaceX aims for pre-dawn launch to the space station

    January 6, 2015 4:39 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - A SpaceX rocket stands poised at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a pre-dawn flight to the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon capsule contains more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments ordered up by NASA. That's the primary objective for SpaceX. But the California-based company... more »
  • Cosmic 1st: European spacecraft lands on comet

    November 12, 2014 10:15 AM

    DARMSTADT, Germany - The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history. The agency says it has received a signal from the 100-kilogram (220-pound) Philae lander after it touched down on the icy surface of the comet named... more »
  • Virgin Galactic looks to resume tests in 2015

    November 5, 2014 5:12 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The head of the space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket ship broke apart over the California desert says test flights could resume as early as next summer. Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides told The Associated Press on Wednesday that work is... more »
  • Branson vows to find out cause of spacecraft crash

    November 1, 2014 12:05 PM

    MOJAVE, Calif. - Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson say he's determined to find out what went wrong during a test flight of his prototype space tourism rocket, killing one pilot and injuring another. Branson told a press conference Saturday in Mojave, California, that safety has always been the top... more »
  • Better earthly digs before blasting off

    October 6, 2014 7:56 PM

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO- In hopes of attracting high-rollers into space, Virgin Galactic expanded its lodging and entertainment options for people who'll pay big bucks to blast off from its spaceport. Its partnering with a lodge in Truth or Consequences that is owned by media mogul Ted Turner.... more »
  • US-Russian crew docks with space station

    September 26, 2014 2:06 AM

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - American and Russian space veterans, along with a newcomer, have joined the crew of the International Space Station. The new face is Russian Elena Servova, who arrived with her colleagues aboard a Soyuz spacecraft which docked early Friday. Servova is making her first journey into space and... more »
  • Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    July 30, 2014 1:01 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and cats will start this fall. Spokeswoman Pazia Schonfeld says the cost... more »

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