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Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be a robotic moon lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.

Rocket Lab plans reusable booster for satellite launches

(Reuters) - Small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab announced on Tuesday a plan to recover the core booster of its Electron rocket using a helicopter, a bold cost-saving concept that, if successful, would make it the second company after Elon Musk's SpaceX to reuse an orbital-class rocket booster.

Landslide kills 15 in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, authorities say

RABAT (Reuters) - A landslide killed 15 people riding in a van in the Atlas Mountains south of Marrakech, local authorities said on Friday.

Morocco prosecutor seeks death sentences in Scandinavian women murder trial

RABAT, (Reuters) - A Moroccan prosecutor on Thursday demanded the death sentence for three suspects in the murder of two female Scandinavian tourists in the Atlas mountains in December.

Morocco trains foreign students in its practice of moderate Islam

RABAT (Reuters) - Naminata Koulibaly, 30, receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute, founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015, and hopes to return to her home in Ivory Coast better equipped to advise women on religious issues.

Moroccan court sentences Swiss national to 10 years on terrorism charges

RABAT (Reuters) - A Moroccan court has sentenced a Swiss national to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges over links to the suspects in the killing of two Scandinavian women near Marrakech in December, the state news agency MAP said on Friday.

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

(Reuters) - The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.