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September 9, 2016 4:12 PM NASA launches spacecraft to intercept asteroid

NASA has launched the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, the first U.S. mission to sample an asteroid retrieve at least two ounces of surface material and return it to Earth for study. CCTV video shows the moment a Carnival cruise ship destroyed a small marina in Italy with its wake as the ship was leaving port. The incident occurred on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, as the Carnival 31

September 9, 2016 2:34 PM Elon Musk: SpaceX's explosion is 'the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had'

A little more than a week after SpaceX's launchpad rocket explosion, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk — the aerospace company's founder, CEO, and CTO — has hinted at how trying its investigation has become. "Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation," Musk wrote on Twitter early Friday morning. "Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure 36

September 9, 2016 11:12 AM 'Exactly Perfect!' NASA Hails Asteroid Sample-Return Mission's Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on its way toward an intriguing asteroid named Bennu, and Dante Lauretta couldn't be happier. Lauretta, the mission's principal investigator, said he was on pins and needles leading up to Thursday evening's (Sept. 8) launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here. But everything went off without 50

September 9, 2016 9:48 AM NASA's Bold Asteroid Sampling Mission Launches

The US space agency's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday (Sept. 8) at 7:05 p.m. EDT (2305 GMT), riding a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket into an evening sky suffused with golden light. "Liftoff for OSIRIS-Rex, its seven-year mission to boldly go to the asteroid Bennu and back," NASA spokesman Mike Curie 56

September 9, 2016 8:02 AM NASA spacecraft blasts off to collect asteroid dust

The US space agency launched its first mission to collect dust from an asteroid, the kind of cosmic body that may have delivered life-giving materials to Earth billions of years ago. The unmanned spacecraft, known as OSIRIS-REx, blasted off at 7:05 pm (23:05 GMT) atop an Atlas V rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. "As the spacecraft soared high above 57

September 9, 2016 1:16 AM OSIRIS-REx probe launched to asteroid in compelling search for the origins of life

CAPE CANAVERAL — Like reaching back in time to examine the conditions that existed in the ancient solar system, NASA today launched a robotic probe to visit Asteroid Bennu and return an unspoiled sample of the primitive body that may hold the seeds of life. “We’re going to an asteroid that represents the first building blocks of the planets in our solar 84

September 8, 2016 11:37 PM Next Stop, Bennu! NASA Launches Bold Asteroid-Sampling Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's bold mission to bring pieces of an asteroid down to Earth has taken flight. The agency's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here today (Sept. 8) at 7:05 p.m. EDT (2305 GMT), riding a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket into an evening sky suffused with golden light. "Liftoff for OSIRIS-Rex 79

September 8, 2016 6:11 PM Did Asteroid Strikes Help Spur Life on Earth?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft is about to launch toward an asteroid whose cousins may have sparked the rise of life on Earth long ago. The OSIRIS-REx probe is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 7:05 p.m. EDT (2305 GMT) Thursday (Sept. 8), kicking off a two-year journey to a 1,640-foot-wide (500 meters) asteroid 63

September 8, 2016 4:29 PM Hit the road, Jack: Apple's reasons for killing the headphone port

We knew the iPhone 7 wouldn't have a headphone jack. What remained to be seen was, could Apple sell it? Jason Snell thinks they did. We knew for a while that, based on reliable reports, the iPhone 7 would not have a traditional headphone jack. The question I had going into Wednesday’s Apple media event was not if the company would kill the headphone 65

September 8, 2016 11:45 AM NASA set to launch near-Earth asteroid mission

WASHINGTON: US space agency NASA is poised Thursday to launch its groundbreaking first mission to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples that could shed light on the dawn of the solar system. Scientists hope the seven-year, $800 million mission will reveal something about the origins of the Bennu asteroid and of life itself. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft 63