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NASA spacecraft collides with asteroid in defense test

West News Wire: In an extraordinary dress rehearsal for the day a deadly rock threatens Earth, a NASA spacecraft slammed into an asteroid at breakneck speed on Monday. The innocuous asteroid was struck by the spacecraft Dart at a distance...

US spy satellite launched from California into orbit

West News Wire: On a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket, a classified satellite for the American National Reconnaissance Office was placed into orbit on Saturday. At 3:25 p.m., the NROL-91 spy satellite launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base...

NASA tests moon rocket with fuel but leaks again

West News Wire: In a test on Wednesday before a potential launch attempt next week, NASA's new moon rocket began to develop additional fuel leaks, but engineers were able to reduce them to acceptable levels.  Given the irregular nature of...

Valery Polyakov, who made longest solo space mission dead, aged 80

West News Wire: Russian space agency stated on Monday that Valery Polyakov, the Soviet cosmonaut who established the record for the longest single space mission, has passed away at the age of 80. On January 8, 1994, Polyakov and two...

Storm hits Japan’s space center; 130K remain without electricity

West News Wire: Tuesday saw the entry of a tropical cyclone that had cut across Japan, dumped a lot of rain, injured more than 100 people, killed two people, paralyzed traffic, and left thousands of households without electricity. Typhoon Nanmadol...

Chinese astronauts perform spacewalk from new station

West News Wire: A spacewalk by two Chinese astronauts took place on Saturday from a new space station that will be built later this year. Pumps, a handle to open the hatch door from the outside in an emergency, and...

Scientists discover link between air pollution causing lung cancer

West News Wire: Scientists claim to have discovered the mechanism through which lung cancer in non-smokers is brought on by air pollution; one expert welcomed this finding as "an major stride for science and for society." The study demonstrated the...

Jeff Bezos’ Rocket Crashes; No One Was On Board

West News Wire: Blue Origin, the business founded by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, launched an unmanned New Shepard rocket that malfunctioned and crashed on Monday. Three dozen tests were carried within the capsule, which was evacuated in...

UK Company challenges Elon Musk, Apple with satellite phone

West News Wire: With a new satellite-connected device, a British smartphone manufacturer intends to beat Elon Musk, the CEO of Apple and Tesla, to market. The Bullitt phone should automatically connect to one of two worldwide satellite networks if there...

Second attempt to launch Artemis Moon rocket failed

West News Wire: For the second time in a week, the launch of the NASA most potent rocket has been postponed. A leak in the hydrogen tank of the Artemis I Moon mission led to the statement. Attempts to get it...
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Thousands of Royal Mail employees in UK go on strike for 48 hours

West News Wire: Picket lines have been set up in front of Royal Mail sorting and delivery offices in...
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