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March 1, 2018

/ 12:00 a.m. CT (0600 GMT)

Sally Ride stamp

: The United States Postal Service on Wednesday (Feb. 28) set May 23 for the release of its new Sally Ride postage stamp. A dedication ceremony will be held in La Jolla, California. Ride, who died at age 61 in 2012, made history as the first American woman to fly in space 35 years ago. The USPS also set April 6 as the first day of issue for a stamp depicting the Apollo spacecraft.

March 6, 2018

/ 1:45 p.m. CT (1945 GMT)

Barbie's hidden figure

: Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who calculated the trajectories for early U.S. human spaceflights as a "human computer," is the model for one of Barbie's new "Inspiring Women" dolls. The "hidden figure" turned fashion doll was designed with close input by Johnson. Announced in celebration of International Women's Day, Mattel will release the doll for sale in May.

March 9, 2018

/ 4:45 p.m. CT (2245 GMT)

Searching for Skylab

: Nearly 45 years after its launch into Earth orbit, the United States' first space station has been largely forgotten, a new documentary contends. "Searching for Skylab," from Dwight Steven-Boniecki, seeks to correct for the oversight and restore the orbital workshop to public view. A Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 will complete the film in time for its premiere, slated for July.

March 13, 2018

/ 6:45 p.m. CT (2345 GMT)

'Making History' in Kerbal

: Private Division and Squad on Tuesday (March 13) released Making History, the first expansion for Kerbal Space Program. The add-on enables players to choose from missions inspired by historic Space Race events and build spacecraft based on Russian and U.S. rockets. Among the vehicles now possible are the Vostok, Soyuz, Gemini and Apollo Saturn V booster.

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