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Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:53pm

Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights.

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:26pm

Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95.

Eastern US cities spewing more methane into air than thought

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:24pm

Older U.S. east coast cities are leaking nine times as much natural gas into the air — from homes or pipes heading into houses — than the federal government had thought, a new airborne monitoring study finds.

Actor in original sci-fi classic 'The Fly' dies at 92

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:59pm

David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92.

India launches spacecraft to explore water deposits on moon

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:17pm

India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay.

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:04pm

A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

Opponents of giant Hawaii telescope launch protest march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:43pm

Hundreds of opponents of a planned telescope on Hawaii's highest peak have launched a protest march.

Food-delivery robots being tested in California

CNN Web Staff  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:51am

Food delivery of the future has arrived in Sacramento.

Teen climate activist gets Normandy's first Freedom Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:13am

Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France's Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary.

Moon back in NASA's court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:44am

Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court.

Pope: Moon landing inspires progress on justice, environment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:27am

Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our "common home" on Earth.

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:34am

The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy.

Passengers on Southwest flight get Nintendo Switch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:44pm

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane.

Experience America's race to the moon through travel

Jason Carlton, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:02pm

President Kennedy set the timer on America's goal to land a man on the moon by 1970. Fifty years later, America has set its sights on landing people on the moon again. Visiting the historical sites builds excitement for the modern-day space race.

'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:04pm

Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system.

State employee badly bruises face when driverless shuttle abruptly stops

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:47pm

A state employee got his face badly bruised earlier this week when the driverless shuttle he was riding came to an abrupt stop, and he hit the floor.

Gas euthanasia at Wyoming animal shelter protested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:10am

Two Wyoming residents are trying to end the use of a gas chamber for euthanasia at an animal shelter.

The Latest: India sends unmanned mission to moon's far side

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:28am

The Latest on India's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon (all times local):

India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:20am

India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week.