Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another....
Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert....
Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities
The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:...
A look at people killed during space missions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly....
China experimental moon orbiter returns
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface....
South Africa arrests 2 Vietnamese for poaching
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police have arrested two Vietnamese and confiscated a large number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said Saturday....
UN panel scrambling to finish climate report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- After an all-night session, the United Nations' expert panel on climate science was scrambling Saturday to finish a report on global warming that a top U.N. official said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system....
Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is....
Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time....
Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station....
The Pentagon has put in place the most stringent Ebola security measures yet for soldiers returning from West Africa Ebola hot spots. They're quarantined for 21 days in isolated military facilities. Board member of the Military Family Advisory Network says there's a lot of confusion over the quarantine policy because the military and civilian guidelines do not match. She says if a quarantine period is justified for one group, it is justified for all.
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