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SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA’s Apollo heyday close to half a century ago.

Tech billionaire Elon Musk ‚Äî the company’s founder and chief executive officer announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA’s legendary moon pad.

New LG phone influenced by Samsung’s Note 7 troubles

NEW YORK — Samsung’s fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone.

Samsung recalled millions of Note 7 phones after dozens overheated and caught on fire . Samsung blamed numerous problems with its batteries and announced tighter quality controls and more rigorous testing.

India launches more than 100 satellites into orbit

NEW DELHI — India’s space agency says it has successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit.

The Indian Space Research Organization says the nano satellites those weighing less than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) were taken on board its polar satellite launch vehicle in southern India and sent into orbit on Wednesday.