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By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

Launch delay for NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft will have to wait another couple of days before lifting off.

Two hours before Monday evening’s scheduled launch, SpaceX announced it needed more time to check its rocket, which will carry the satellite to orbit. The next attempt will be Wednesday night.

NASA delays next-generation space telescope until 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is delaying the launch of its next-generation space telescope its highest science priority until at least 2020.

Top officials said Tuesday that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.

Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world’s first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster. The red electric convertible was the unorthodox cargo aboard his company’s brand new Falcon Heavy rocket during a test flight on Tuesday.

Blue moon, supermoon, total lunar eclipse rolled into one

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week.

On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn’t been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won’t occur until 2037.