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September 1, 2020

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


Space art-ifact

: When it came to devising its new space art offering, Uplift Aerospace had the idea to think outside of the ... rocket. The company is set to begin entertaining bids for painted murals on the exterior panels of Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. After being launched into space, the works will be delivered to their sponsors, having become both a "piece of art and aerospace history."


September 4, 2020

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


Where 'Away' comes close

: Hilary Swank's Mars mission series "Away" lifts off on Netflix with all 10 episodes now available to stream. Set in the near future aboard humanity's first journey to the Red Planet, "Away" includes a number of nods to NASA's history, from mission patches to namesakes. The closest "Away" comes, though, is a scene shot on location at NASA's home for flight operations.


September 8, 2020

/ 5:30 p.m. CT (2230 GMT)


S.S. Kalpana Chawla

: Northrop Grumman's next space station-bound Cygnus spacecraft has been named for the first woman born in India to launch into space. The S.S. Kalpana Chawla honors the late NASA astronaut who died as an STS-107 mission specialist on the 2003 ill-fated flight of space shuttle Columbia. The Cygnus will launch to the station from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


September 11, 2020

/ 11:00 a.m. CT (1600 GMT)




Endeavour's rockets roll in

: The two rocket boosters that will stand up with the California Science Center's planned vertical display of the space shuttle Endeavour are now a step closer to their exhibit. Keeping to the pledge it made in 2017, Northrop Grumman donated a pair of solid rocket motors made from parts that launched more than 80 shuttle missions. The boosters were trucked to the Mojave Air and Space Port to await their exhibit in Los Angeles.


September 15, 2020

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


'Challenger: The Final Flight'

: A new, four-part docuseries premiering on Netflix offers a personal and poignant look back at the 1986 loss of a NASA space shuttle and its crew. In "Challenger: The Final Flight," the tragedy is recounted by the fallen astronauts' family members, as well as program officials and journalists. Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Glen Zipper, "Challenger: The Final Flight" is directed by Steven Leckart and Daniel Junge.


September 17, 2020

/ 10:00 p.m. CT (0300 GMT Sep 18)


Celebration of life

: Family members, fellow astronauts and friends are gathering virtually on Saturday (Sep. 19) to honor the legacy of Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, and you are invited to join in. Open to the public, the hour long streaming program will share stories from his personal and public life as told by those who knew him best. Hosted by Kallman Worldwide, the virtual celebration of life comes six months after Worden died in March at the age of 88.


September 24, 2020

/ 4:00 p.m. CT (2100 GMT)


Estée Lauder launch

: Citing a desire to use the space station to "reinforce our leadership in skincare innovation" by creating content to post on social media, Estée Lauder is paying NASA to launch, film and return 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair serum. Part of NASA's efforts to encourage the commercial use of Earth orbit, Estée Lauder is also planning to auction one of the bottles for charity.



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