Aerospace and defense industry

SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks at an event to announce the name of the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 17, 2018 - 9:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on SpaceX's announcement of the first private moon flight passenger (all times local): 6:40 p.m. SpaceX says Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be first private passenger on a solo rocket trip around the moon. The 42-year-old entrepreneur appeared at an event...
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FILE- In this May 8, 2018, file photo, investor and entrepreneur Kimbal Musk listens to billionaire investor Steve Case as he speaks during the Rise of the Rest bus tour at Musk's restaurant, The Kitchen, at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tenn. Musk, who serves on the board of brother Elon Musk’s companies Tesla and SpaceX, spoke at a Yahoo! Finance breakfast Monday, Sept. 17, about the promise of urban farming and his mission to bring local, trustworthy food and restaurants and gardens to schoolchildren around the country. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While one Musk was on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon while separately fending off a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a British diver, another Musk was talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. Kimbal Musk, who...
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Stephen Parlato wears a gas mask next to his sign warning about the dangers of plutonium at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, the first day the refuge was open to the public. The refuge is on the outskirts of a former U.S. government factory that manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
September 15, 2018 - 3:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning about the dangers of plutonium. With no fanfare, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened the gates...
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September 14, 2018 - 7:05 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department said Friday it will go ahead with plans to open a wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, after briefly putting the opening on hold amid concerns about public safety. Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, on the perimeter...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX says it’s signed the first private moon traveler. The big reveal on who it is _ and when the flight to the moon will be _ is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 14, 2018 - 2:04 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan. The big reveal on who it is — and when the flight to the moon will be — will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. It's not the...
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September 13, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration blacklisted two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia on Thursday as it pushed for progress by Kim Jong Un's government on denuclearization. The Treasury Department announced it was designating China Silver Star...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo, shows moon rocks encased in acrylic and mounted on a wooden plaque at the Clark Planetarium, in Salt Lake City. A former NASA investigator who has spent more than a decade tracking missing moon rocks is closing in on his goal of finding all 50 lunar samples gifted to U.S. states after Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. In recent weeks, two more of the moon rocks that dropped off the radar after the 1969 Apollo 11 mission have been located in Louisiana and Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 12, 2018 - 10:28 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is holding talks with Saudi Arabia to resolve differences over a shipment of bombs that, according to Spanish defense authorities, could end up targeting civilians in Yemen. Defense Minister Margarita Robles told senators at a hearing on Monday that the decision wasn't...
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In this video grab provided by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service on Monday, Sept. 11, 2018, Sergei Prokopyev, a Russian cosmonaut on the International Space Station, speaks in a video message from the orbiting outpost released by the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Monday, Sept. 10 2018. Prokopyev explained how the crew last week located and sealed a tiny hole that created a slight loss of pressure (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian crewmember on the International Space Station has recorded a video message to assuage concerns about an air leak on the orbiting outpost. In the video posted Monday on his social network page, Sergei Prokopyev explained how the crew has located and sealed the tiny hole that...
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This photo released Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018 by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Agency, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by airstrikes, in al-Sahan village, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Arabic reads, "Air raid by the Russian occupation plane targets al-Sahan village." Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province. (Ibaa News Agency, via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province. Washington has threatened military action in case...
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