Aerospace and defense industry

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers at the Spokane Convention Center Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Spokane, Wash. Pence came to downtown Spokane to stump for McMorris Rodgers, who faces a strong challenge this year from Democrat Lisa Brown. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence accused China on Thursday of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. At the Hudson Institute think tank, Pence said China was using its power in "more...
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This computer graphic image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, lander on the asteroid Ryugu. The Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 dropped the German-French observation device, MASCOT, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, to land on the asteroid as part of a research effort intended to find clues to the origin of the solar system. (JAXA via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 5:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — A German-French observation device safely landed on an asteroid on Wednesday after a Japanese spacecraft released it as part of a research effort that could find clues about the origin of the solar system, Japanese space officials said. The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the...
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This illustration from NASA shows the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Launched in August 2018, the spacecraft will get a gravity assist Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, as it passes within 1,500 miles of Venus. The flyby is the first of seven that will draw Parker ever closer to the sun. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Parker Solar Probe is swinging by Venus on its unprecedented journey to the sun. Launched in August, the spacecraft gets a gravity assist Wednesday as it passes within 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) of Venus. The flyby is the first of seven that will draw Parker...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, file photo, a soldier patrols with a mobile explosive detector GT 200 at a hotel in Cha-Am, a resort town in southern Thailand. Cha-Am is the venue for the 15th ASEAN Summit meeting. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
September 27, 2018 - 8:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand's military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200...
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In this image from video made available by NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle approaches the International Space Station on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. It’s the seventh Japanese shipment to the station and the first in two years. (NASA via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 11:31 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts have received a special delivery from a Japanese capsule named White Stork. The cargo ship known as Kounotori in Japanese arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, five days after liftoff. It's the seventh Japanese shipment and the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative" and says it will take all measures considered necessary to safeguard its rights and interests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
September 27, 2018 - 6:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative," and said the U.S. was solely responsible for a recent downturn in relations between their militaries. Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang also...
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In this image made from a Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, video by KTRK-TV, Cody Wilson walks out of the Harris County Jail in Houston. Wilson, the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns, is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl. (KTRK-TV via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 4:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An activist who garnered national attention for running a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has resigned from the firm he founded after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson tendered his resignation...
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An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima, early Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. (Kyodo News via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 9:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take 4 ½ days to reach the space...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin smiles before Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's annual report on country's economic and social development in the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, in Moscow, Russia. Rogozin said Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 that Russia wouldn't accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but his spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is staying in the project. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
September 22, 2018 - 11:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency chief said Saturday that it wouldn't accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but Roscosmos spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is still staying in the project. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Russian news...
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September 21, 2018 - 6:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it was "outraged" over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said...
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