Aerospace Technology

North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

Mar 19, 2017

North Korea says it has conducted a ground test of a high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program

Report: China developing advanced lunar mission spaceship

Mar 9, 2017

State media say China is developing an advanced new spaceship capable of both flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the moon

Fukushima cleanup chief urges better use of probe robot

Mar 2, 2017

The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant says more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods

NTSB launches probe into plane crash that killed ex-mayor

Mar 2, 2017

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator says the agency will look into the "man, the machine and the environment" as it investigates a plane crash in Massachusetts

Home-built plane crashes through condo roof, killing pilot

Mar 1, 2017

Police in Massachusetts say the pilot of a home-built plane has been killed in a crash through the roof of a condominium building

Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

Feb 17, 2017

Robot probes at one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup

AP WAS THERE: 50 years ago, AP reported on fatal Apollo fire

Jan 27, 2017

AP WAS THERE: 50 years ago, AP reported on fatal Apollo fire

Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Jan 17, 2017

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, has died at age 82

China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020

Dec 27, 2016

China has set out its space plans for the next five years, including soft landing a probe on the far side of the moon around 2018 and launching its first Mars probe by 2020

Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth

Sep 7, 2016

A record-setting American and two Russians landed safely back on Earth Wednesday after a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station

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