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March 28, 2020

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Virus slowdowns lower emissions

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Life

The global struggle to slow the spread of the coronavirus has brought with it canceled flights, closed businesses and a quickly escalating economic slowdown that could be devastating to millions.… Read story

No family, fanfare for NASA astronaut launching next month

March 19, 2020, 10:36am Life

A NASA astronaut who’s about to leave the planet for six months will blast off without any family or fanfare because of the coronavirus. Read story

Apollo 15 astronaut Worden, who circled moon, dies

March 18, 2020, 4:38pm Life

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. Read story

SpaceX puts 60 satellites into orbit despite engine failure

March 18, 2020, 11:45am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched 60 more of its internet satellites into orbit Wednesday despite an engine failure shortly after liftoff on a recycled rocket flying a record five times. Read story

Stuck home? Planets, moon providing predawn entertainment

March 18, 2020, 9:49am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Stuck at home this week? The planets and our moon are providing some early morning entertainment. Read story

Wasp-76b: Cloudy with a chance of iron rain

March 17, 2020, 6:05am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — At one hot, faraway world, it’s always cloudy with a chance of iron rain. Read story

Texas baboon troop to aid virus studies

March 17, 2020, 6:05am Life

To cure the humans, first you get the monkeys sick. Read story

Planets, moon providing entertainment this week

March 17, 2020, 6:05am Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Stuck at home this week? The planets and our moon are providing some early morning entertainment. Read story

7th-grader’s idea picked for Mars rover’s name: Perseverance

March 10, 2020, 6:00am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s next Mars rover finally has a name. Perseverance, a six-wheeled robotic explorer, will blast off this summer to collect Martian samples for eventual return to Earth. Read story

SpaceX’s 20th station shipment arrives with candy, science

March 9, 2020, 9:01am Life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, delivering the company’s 20th batch of gear and treats. Read story