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Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake On The Way To Space Station

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.

Spacewalkers Install Bird Trackers, Send Satellites Flying

Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Boulder-Sized Asteroid Disintegrated Harmlessly Over Africa

A boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa, just hours after its weekend discovery. It's only the third time scientists have spotted an incoming asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. The previous times were in 2008 and 2014.

President Trump Aims To Make It Easier For Companies To Get...

President Donald Trump is asking the government to make it easier for private companies to get to and from space. Trump signed the space policy directive Thursday. He was joined at the White House by Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the National Space Council .

SpaceX Delays Launch Debut Of Upgraded Falcon Rocket

SpaceX has delayed the launch debut of its upgraded workhorse rocket. This latest version of the Falcon 9 was supposed to blast off Thursday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, carrying Bangladesh’s first satellite, which would bring the internet to all corners of the country.

NASA Tess Spacecraft to Prowl For Planets

Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter.

Our First Interstellar Visitor Likely Came From Two-Star System

Object passed through inner solar system last fall CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Our first known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system. That’s the...