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Europe seeks disabled astronauts, more women in space

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PARIS — The European Space Agency says it was “blown away” by the record number of applicants — more than 22,000 — hoping to...

Dirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don’t. ...

Take 2: Spacewalking astronauts tackle solar panel work

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside...

After 9 years and $10M, Georgia spaceport nears FAA approval

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — After nine years of planning and $10 million invested by local taxpayers, county officials in Georgia's coastal southeast corner came a...

Spacewalking astronauts boosting station’s solar power

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Wednesday to outfit the International Space Station with powerful, new solar panels to handle...

Computer trouble hits Hubble Space Telescope, science halted

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Hubble Space Telescope has been hit with computer trouble, with all astronomical viewing halted, NASA said Wednesday. ...

Mistrial declared in case of University of Tennessee prof

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his...

Venus hotter than ever: 3rd new robotic explorer on horizon

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Venus is hotter than ever, with a third new robotic explorer on the horizon. ...

Scientists hail golden age to trace bird migration with tech

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TAKOMA PARK, Md. — A plump robin wearing a tiny metal backpack with an antenna hops around a suburban yard in Takoma Park, then...

Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter’s mega moon, 1st close-up in years

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. ...