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Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

Astronomers looking at the atmosphere in neighboring Venus see something that might just be a sign of life.

Astronaut Jeanette Epps to be first Black woman to join ISS crew

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps will soon make history, becoming the first Black woman to live and work long-term aboard the International Space Station.

SpaceX launches 58 more Starlink satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a first stage making a record sixth flight thundered away from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday, lifting 58 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit along with three Planet-owned SkySat commercial reconnaissance satellites.

To photograph comet Neowise, it takes patience and placement

The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years.

Astronauts squeeze in last spacewalk before SpaceX departure

Astronauts are squeezing in one last spacewalk before turning their attention to the all-important end to SpaceX's first crew flight.

Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere.

Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

The commander of the International Space Station, Chris Cassidy, had barely exited the hatch Friday when he reported that his left wrist mirror had floated away.

How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch

Working through dismal weather, SpaceX engineers pressed ahead Monday with preparations to launch two astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft Wednesday, the first piloted flight to orbit from U.S. soil in nearly nine years.

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Wilmington start-up gets $276K research grant for device to help recovering opioid users

A Wilmington-based start up company has joined the fight against opioid addiction, and celebrated one of its first milestones Thursday.

Local seniors to be featured in Wilmington ’60 strong’ Calendar

In a partnership with Wilmington Health, 12 seniors from across the area have been chosen to appear as pin ups in the 2021 Wilmington 60 Strong Calendar. 

Local protesters march for ‘justice’ and ‘change’ after ruling in Breonna Taylor’s death

There were protests in Louisville and across the country overnight following the ruling in the death of Breonna Taylor. A protest is happening in downtown Wilmington.

Trump promoting health care ‘vision’ in swing state NC

President Donald Trump is laying out his health care agenda Thursday amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law he vowed to replace with a much better plan, but never did.