Tag Archives: NASA

Soyuz Capsule with Crew of 3 Arrives at Space Station After Docking Glitch

A Soyuz space capsule carrying travelers from Russia, the United States & United Kingdom arrived at the International Space Station today (Dec. 15), with its cosmonaut commander manually docking the…

Indian police find 300 trafficked brick kiln workers in dire conditions

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Officials investigating the death of a 30-year-old pregnant woman working at a brick kiln in southern India said on Friday they…

Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

By Dmitry Solovyov & Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air cover, arms &…

Finmeccanica CEO says Westland Helicopters not for sale

ROME (Reuters) – Italy's Finmeccanica has not received any offer for the British arm of its helicopter business AgustaWestland & does not plan to sell it anyway, the aerospace &…

Meet Tayna, the Faintest Ancient Galaxy Ever Found

A newly discovered early galaxy is the faintest ever found, & it's giving researchers a rare look into how ancient galaxies evolved. To peer into the distant universe is moreover to…

Christmas delivery: 1st shipment in months at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents & much-needed groceries for the…

One Direction leads the way on Twitter's list of 2015 tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Messages of love & gratitude shared by the boy band One Direction topped Twitter’s charts this year, eclipsing President Barack Obama’s celebration of the U.S. Supreme…

Weather forces 2nd delay for critical space station shipment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second day in a row, poor weather stalled a critical space station delivery for NASA on Friday. An unmanned Atlas rocket stood ready…

High winds push Orbital space launch bid to Sunday

High winds in Florida have pushed to Sunday Orbital ATK's launch of its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station, the latest in a series of delays due…

Unlicensed Cambodian medic jailed for 25 years for spreading HIV

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – A Cambodian court convicted an unlicensed medical practitioner of murder on Thursday & sentenced him to 25 years in prison for spreading HIV among more than…