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SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019 - executive7/15/2019 9:51:40 PM As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult."
Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon7/15/2019 9:08:41 PM As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts.
On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners7/15/2019 7:19:51 PM Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare.
Scientists look for answers to earth's beginning under the moonscape7/15/2019 6:05:13 PM As countries and companies rush to build infrastructure on the moon, some researchers are planning to dig under its rocky soil to unlock mysteries about Earth that have eluded scientists since astronauts first stepped foot on its surface a half century ago.
India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO7/15/2019 6:21:04 AM India's space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a "technical snag" which was observed less than an hour before the scheduled liftoff.
China's manned space lab to re-enter atmosphere on Friday7/13/2019 3:08:38 AM China's manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth's atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday.
Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch7/11/2019 8:01:22 PM An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be placed in orbit for the United Arab Emirates, European space authorities said on Thursday.
Brazil cotton farmers sue Bayer over patent on GMO seed7/11/2019 3:20:36 PM Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on Thursday sued Bayer AG , seeking to cancel the chemical company's patent protection for its Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, according to a statement sent to Reuters.
Branson's Virgin Orbit moves closer to commercial satellite launch7/11/2019 7:58:21 AM Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said.
NASA shake-up in new race to the moon7/11/2019 4:52:16 AM As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo.
The $280,000 lab-grown burger could be a more palatable $10 in two years7/10/2019 8:31:15 AM (This July 9 story corrects to change company name to Biotech Foods in paragraph five.)
Pay dispute resurfaces as U.S. women prepare for World Cup final7/3/2019 6:35:17 PM With the United States preparing to play in the women's World Cup final the team's fight for pay equity resurfaced on Wednesday with the Democratic Women's Caucus demanding answers from U.S. Soccer chief Carlos Cordeiro.
Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows7/3/2019 6:09:21 PM The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more than 3,000 years ago, new DNA testing has shown.
Solar eclipse plunges Chile into darkness7/3/2019 4:30:06 PM Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare, and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world's clearest skies.
Blind Chileans 'listen' for the solar eclipse7/2/2019 11:35:38 PM In the minutes before a solar eclipse plunged Chile into darkness, a loudspeaker projected a deep baritone to a group of blind men and women who had traveled to the Atacama desert to "hear" what hundreds of thousands of others had come to see.
NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions7/2/2019 5:03:41 PM An unmanned full-scale NASA crew capsule blasted off from a Florida launchpad on Tuesday in a successful test of the spacecraft's abort thrusters, an astronaut safety device that will be key as the agency works to return humans to the moon by 2024. 
Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists7/2/2019 11:29:33 AM Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overriding protests against the latest step to expand the government's role in public life.
Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship7/1/2019 8:24:24 PM After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called 'Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship.
Sotheby's to auction rare videotape of Neil Armstrong's first steps on moon6/28/2019 11:54:09 PM A one-time NASA intern who bought a truckload of videotapes to resell them may end up a millionaire next month when Sotheby's auctions what it says is the only surviving original recording of man's first steps on the moon 50 years ago.
NASA to send drone to Saturn's moon for clues on human origins6/27/2019 10:39:11 PM NASA plans to send a drone named Dragonfly to Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, the agency said Thursday, announcing the space agency's latest high-profile mission to explore the solar system for clues on humanity's origins. "Today I am proud to announce that our next New Frontiers mission, Dragonfly, will explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a video teleconference.