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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolls out the red carpet for Mars

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolls out the red carpet for Mars

Technology
Forty-eight years after he landed on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolled out a red carpet for the red planet at a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Space Center. Aldrin, 87, commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon under a historic Saturn V rocket Saturday and raised more than $ 190,000 for his nonprofit space education foundation, ShareSpace Foundation. Aldrin believes people will be able to land on Mars by 2040, a goal NASA shares. The space agency is developing the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft to send Americans to deep space. Apollo astronauts Walt Cunningham, Michael Collins and Harrison "Jack" Schmitt joined Aldrin, one of 12 people to walk on the moon, at the sold-out fundraiser. "I like to think of myself as an innovative fut...
After-hours buzz: MRK, XLRN & more

After-hours buzz: MRK, XLRN & more

Finance
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell: Shares of Merck fell more than 2 percent during after-hours trading following a pause in enrollment for two studies of Keytruda, its drug to treat multiple myeloma, due to an imbalance in patient deaths. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, the white blood cells responsible for producing antibodies. Merck said in a statement that the studies have been paused to "allow for additional information to be collected" to understand the multiple deaths. Science Applications International shares tanked more than 12 percent during extended trading after the company reported mixed results for its fiscal first-quarter. Science Applications reported earnings of $ 1.08 per share on revenue of $ 1.1 billion while Wall Street expected...