Aviation and space

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award in Berlin. China is calling on the United States to protect a Chinese space station and its three-member crew after Beijing complained that satellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX nearly struck the station. A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, of ignoring its treaty obligations to protect the safety of the Tiangong station’s three-member crew following the July 1 and Oct. 21 incidents. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)

China urges US to protect its space station from satellites

Evasive maneuvers required to prevent potential collision

  • Dec 29, 2021

 

The DART spacecraft, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, from Simi Valley, Calif. after launching from Vandenberg Space Force Base. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

Scientists constantly search for asteroids and plot their courses

  • Nov 24, 2021

 

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts in the SpaceX Dragon capsule approach the International Space Station on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (NASA via AP)

SpaceX delivers new crew of 4 to station, ‘glorious sight’

Dragon’s entire flight was automated

  • Nov 12, 2021

 

FILE - This July 14, 2019, file photo shows a telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain. A judicial decision from Spain’s Canary Islands has put a halt on an alternative plan to build a giant telescope unpopular in Hawaii, which is the preferred location. Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, has been stalled by opponents who say the project will desecrate land that’s sacred to some Native Hawaiians. If it can’t be built in Hawaii, telescope officials have selected the alternate location on the highest mountain of La Palma, a Spanish island off Africa’s western coast. But a court there ruled last month in a decision that just emerged that a public concession for the site was invalid. . (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

Spain judge nixes backup site for disputed Hawaii telescope

Telescope protested in Hawaii

  • Aug 26, 2021
FILE - This July 14, 2019, file photo shows a telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain. A judicial decision from Spain’s Canary Islands has put a halt on an alternative plan to build a giant telescope unpopular in Hawaii, which is the preferred location. Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, has been stalled by opponents who say the project will desecrate land that’s sacred to some Native Hawaiians. If it can’t be built in Hawaii, telescope officials have selected the alternate location on the highest mountain of La Palma, a Spanish island off Africa’s western coast. But a court there ruled last month in a decision that just emerged that a public concession for the site was invalid. . (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at the NASA Test Flight Facility Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Wallops Island, Va. The rocket carries a Cygnus space vessel that will deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Space station supplies launched with a pizza delivery for 7

Space station is home to three Americans, two Russians, one French and one Japanese

  • Aug 11, 2021
Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at the NASA Test Flight Facility Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Wallops Island, Va. The rocket carries a Cygnus space vessel that will deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Chinese astronauts, from left, Liu Boming, Nie Haisheng, and Tang Hongbo wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, Thursday, June 17, 2021. China plans on Thursday to launch three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship who will be the first crew members to live on China’s new orbiting space station Tianhe, or Heavenly Harmony. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese crew enters new space station on 3-month mission

Crew will carry out experiments, test equipment, conduct maintenance and prepare the station

  • Jun 17, 2021
Chinese astronauts, from left, Liu Boming, Nie Haisheng, and Tang Hongbo wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, Thursday, June 17, 2021. China plans on Thursday to launch three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship who will be the first crew members to live on China’s new orbiting space station Tianhe, or Heavenly Harmony. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the core module of China’s space station, Tianhe, on the the Long March-5B Y2 rocket is moved to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern China’s Hainan Province on April 23, 2021. China plans to launch the core module for its first permanent space station this week in the latest big step forward for the country’s space exploration program. The Tianhe, or “Heavenly Harmony” module is set to be hurtled into space aboard a Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang Launch Center on the southern island of Hainan. The launch could come as early as Thursday night, April 29, 2021 if all goes as planned. (Guo Wenbin/Xinhua via AP)

China to launch Heavenly Harmony space station core module

11 missions planned by end of 2022

  • Apr 28, 2021
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the core module of China’s space station, Tianhe, on the the Long March-5B Y2 rocket is moved to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in southern China’s Hainan Province on April 23, 2021. China plans to launch the core module for its first permanent space station this week in the latest big step forward for the country’s space exploration program. The Tianhe, or “Heavenly Harmony” module is set to be hurtled into space aboard a Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang Launch Center on the southern island of Hainan. The launch could come as early as Thursday night, April 29, 2021 if all goes as planned. (Guo Wenbin/Xinhua via AP)
Grace Capati looks at a UFO display outside of the Little A’Le’Inn, in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51, July 22, 2019. A recent survey posted by Ufology Research in Winnipeg says there was a jump in UFO sightings in Canada last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher
Grace Capati looks at a UFO display outside of the Little A’Le’Inn, in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51, July 22, 2019. A recent survey posted by Ufology Research in Winnipeg says there was a jump in UFO sightings in Canada last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher
his illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover, bottom, landing on Mars. Chris Herd will be in his Edmonton living room on Thursday but his heart will be on Mars. The University of Alberta planetary geologist is one of a select team of scientists working with NASA on the Perseverance Rover, a probe designed to eventually bring back rocks from the Red Planet that could reveal signs of life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NASA/JPL-Caltech

Canadian Mars scientist excitedly awaits landing of NASA’s Perseverance probe

Perseverance, launched last June, is to land on the Jezero Crater

his illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover, bottom, landing on Mars. Chris Herd will be in his Edmonton living room on Thursday but his heart will be on Mars. The University of Alberta planetary geologist is one of a select team of scientists working with NASA on the Perseverance Rover, a probe designed to eventually bring back rocks from the Red Planet that could reveal signs of life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NASA/JPL-Caltech
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

Just-in-time-for-Christmas spectacle

  • Dec 21, 2020
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
In this early Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, a waning moon is seen at the sky over Frankfurt, Germany. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michael Probst, File

Canada inks deal with U.S. to send astronaut around the moon

Canada inks deal with U.S. to send astronaut around the moon

In this early Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, a waning moon is seen at the sky over Frankfurt, Germany. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michael Probst, File
Canadian Space Agency gets its first female president as race for the stars accelerates

Canadian Space Agency gets its first female president as race for the stars accelerates

Canadian Space Agency gets its first female president as race for the stars accelerates

Canadian Space Agency gets its first female president as race for the stars accelerates
Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt
Canadians who paid out-of-this-world ticket prices could soon be space-bound

Canadians who paid out-of-this-world ticket prices could soon be space-bound

MONTREAL — About two dozen affluent Canadians mainly from Ontario and Alberta…

Canadians who paid out-of-this-world ticket prices could soon be space-bound