The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.
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By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press
Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors the twin Voyager spacecraft are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos.
Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone or anything out there.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer used the space station’s hefty robot arm to grab the Dragon 250 miles (400 kilometres) above the Pacific, near New Zealand.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station on Monday, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.
As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral shortly after liftoff, a key to its long-term effort to recycle rockets and reduce costs.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive.
They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is taking recycling to a whole new realm all the way to orbit.
On this week’s supply run to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch a Dragon capsule that’s already travelled there. The milestone comes just two months after the launch of its first reused rocket booster for a satellite.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed.
The 250-mile-high (400-kilometre-high) replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world’s most experienced female astronaut. She now ties the record for most spacewalks by an American at 10.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights.
The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, hoisting a broadcasting satellite into the clear early evening sky on the historic rocket reflight.