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This photo released by NASA shows a replica Orion Spacecraft dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft at 35,000 feet in altitude to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the failure of the third and still sufficiently slowed the spacecraft for a landing. It was the fifth of eight tests to qualify Orion's parachute system for flights with astronauts beginning with Exploration Mission-2. (U.S. Army/NASA via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010, file photo, sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39 in San Francisco. San Francisco authorities say, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, a second swimmer has been injured by a sea lion and that the cove where the attacks happened has been closed to swimmers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area Friday as he swam in the waters off San Francisco...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010, file photo, sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39 in San Francisco. San Francisco authorities say, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, a second swimmer has been injured by a sea lion and that the cove where the attacks happened has been closed to swimmers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area as he swam in the waters off San Francisco Maritime...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder. Two young polar bears ran...
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This photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station. The first-stage booster took flight again after a six-month turnaround. On board was a Dragon supply ship, also a second-time flier. It's NASA's first use of a reused Falcon and only the second of a previously flown capsule. (NASA via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 12:01 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station, taking flight again after a six...
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December 15, 2017 - 10:53 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station, taking flight again after a six-...
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December 15, 2017 - 10:37 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has racked up another first, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a NASA grocery run. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station...
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This illustration made available by NASA shows a comparison of the planets in the solar system and those orbiting the star Kepler-90. An eighth planet, Kepler-90i, has been found in the faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. This is the only eight-planet solar system found like ours _ so far. (Wendy Stenzel/NASA, Ames Research Center via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 3:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as...
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December 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, 2,...
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