September 23, 2016
Astronaut artifacts included in new African American history museum
Artifacts from some of the United States' first black astronauts have been included in the inaugural collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture now open in Washington, D.C. Mae Jemison and Charles Bolden are represented.
September 19, 2016
First space shuttle astronauts mark STS-1 and STS-2 35th anniversaries
NASA's first space shuttle launch, 35 years ago, demonstrated a winged orbiter could lift off like a rocket and land like an plane, such that it could fly again. That first mission also cleared a hurdle for the flights that followed, beginning with the next one.
September 15, 2016
China launches Tiangong-2 space lab into orbit ahead of taikonaut crew
China has launched its second space lab to orbit, where soon it will send two astronauts to live and work for 30 days, advancing the nation's plans for its own space station. The Tiangong-2 lifted off on a Long March rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
September 13, 2016
Astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space to be developed as movie
The true-to-life story of the first American to endure almost a year in space may soon be headed for the silver screen. Sony Pictures secured the movie rights to "Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars," a new memoir by astronaut Scott Kelly.
September 11, 2016
Author Q&A: Margot Lee Shetterly reveals NASA's 'Hidden Figures'
More than a half century after the first NASA astronauts flew in space, one might assume that there are no grand, sweeping narratives left untold about the early years of the space program. Author Margot Lee Shetterly found one to reveal in "Hidden Figures."
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