Photo of astronauts Al Worden, center, Dave Scott, left, and Jim Irwin in the Command Module for an altitude chamber test at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, Who Circled Moon, Dies at 88

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone in 1971 while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover, died Wednesday at age 88. Worden died in his sleep at a rehab center in Houston following treatment for an inf...
Photo of the Atlas V rocket carrying the Starliner crew

Boeing Capsule Goes Off Course, Won’t Dock at Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Boeing's new Starliner capsule went off course Friday during its first test flight, spoiling a crucial dress rehearsal for launching astronauts next year. The capsule will stay in orbit for a few days but won't dock with the Internati...
Photo of the International Space Station

First All-Female Spacewalking Team Makes History

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Chri...
Photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin posing for a photo beside the US flag on the moon

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the Space Race

By Josh Moser July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s historic Apollo 11 walk on the moon. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong famously said, as an esti...
Photo of astronaut Neil Armstrong reflected in the helmet of Buzz Aldrin

Here’s a Fact: We Went to the Moon in 1969

NEW YORK — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government. The suspicions arose even as the lunar land...
Photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin posing for a photo beside the US flag on the moon

Poll: Scanning for Asteroids More Urgent Than a Trip to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press...