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August 5, 2019

/ 12:00 a.m. CT (0500 GMT)

Cookies in Space

: Later this year, the crew on board the International Space Station will use a new oven to bake cookies in space for the first time. But not just any chocolate chip cookies; the first cookies baked in space will be of the same recipe that guests receive when checking in to DoubleTree by Hilton hotels. To celebrate, DoubleTree is offering "Cookies in Space" limited edition tins for sale.

August 7, 2019

/ 2:00 a.m. CT (0700 GMT)

Timex X Snoopy In Space

: Snoopy, the first beagle on the moon, has landed on Timex's new limited line of wristwatches. The Snoopy In Space collection features the spacesuited comic strip character walking on the moon in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. The first Timex X Snoopy In Space watches were released in July, with the rest of the collection coming this month.

August 14, 2019

/ 1:45 p.m. CT (1845 GMT)

Dream Chaser's ride to space

: With its first launch expected in late 2021, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft now has a ride to orbit. The cargo spaceplane will fly atop United Launch Alliance's new Vulcan Centaur rocket for its six NASA-contracted missions to take supplies to and from the International Space Station.

August 16, 2019

/ 8:05 a.m. CT (1305 GMT)

Apollo to OmegA

: The mobile launcher that 50 years ago gave Apollo 11 its start will now support a new commercial rocket. NASA and Northrop Grumman signed an agreement on Friday (Aug. 16) providing the mobile launch platform and a bay in the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building for the company's OmegA booster.

August 19, 2019

/ 5:00 a.m. CT (1000 GMT)

Starliner patches

: A new set of commercial crew mission patches represents the start of Boeing's Starliner flight test program. Shared by astronaut Chris Ferguson, the insignia for Boeing's Orbital Flight Test (OFT), Pad Abort Test and Crew Flight Test (CFT) depict the trials leading up to Starliner flying crews to the International Space Station.

August 20, 2019

/ 4:30 p.m. CT (2130 GMT)

'Discover space with Snoopy'

: McDonald's Happy Meal now comes with a Snoopy book or toy made in collaboration with NASA. The "Discover Space with Snoopy" meal features the Peanuts comic strip beagle as the "world famous astronaut" to promote NASA's exploration missions and science education. The McDonald's Happy Meal books and toys depict Snoopy's missions to the moon and Mars.

August 26, 2019

/ 5:00 a.m. CT (1000 GMT)

Barbie honors Sally Ride

: The world's most famous fashion doll meets the first American woman to fly in space with the latest release in Mattel's Inspiring Women Series. The new Sally Ride Signature Barbie is modeled after the late astronaut's appearance when she launched on her first space shuttle mission in June 1983. The flight suit-clad doll is exclusively available from Target and

August 30, 2019

/ 6:05 p.m. CT (2305 GMT)

A rover by any other name

: When the next NASA rover launches to Mars in 2020, it will do so with a name chosen by a student. The space agency has launched a contest to find a name for its new wheeled probe, which will search for signs of past microbial life on the red planet and cache Martian soil samples for a future return to Earth. The public will have a chance to vote on the finalists before the selected name is revealed in February 2020.

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