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September 2, 2022

/ 7:15 a.m. CT (1215 GMT)


NASA's new look:

When NASA TV airs the first launch of the agency's Artemis program, the live broadcast will also mark the debut of a new look for NASA mission commentators. The marketing agency Oxcart Assembly and clothing brand Golf Wang worked together on the wardrobe for NASA's Artemis on-air team, which is designed around current trends. The collection features Converse Chuck 70 shoes in the Artemis "Horizon" colorway and PVC versions of NASA's Artemis mission patches made by A-B Emblem.


September 2, 2022

/ 5:35 p.m. CT (2235 GMT)




Don Lind, 1930-2022:

Were it not for budget cuts, Don Lind may have flown to the moon. Instead, he waited 19 years to launch on the space shuttle once. A NASA astronaut for 20 years, Lind died on Tuesday (Aug. 30) at the age of 92. He served as an STS-51B mission specialist on Challenger in 1985, logging a week in space. Lind was also a naval aviator and received a doctorate in nuclear physics.


September 3, 2022

/ 12:45 p.m. CT (1745 GMT)


Artemis I second scrub:

A liquid hydrogen leak forced NASA to call off the launch of its Artemis I moon mission on Saturday (Sept. 3). The leak, which was in a cavity between the plates of a quick disconnect, needed to be resolved for NASA to go forward, but troubleshooting efforts proved unsuccessful. NASA will now stand down to conduct repairs, with a new launch date to be determined.


September 8, 2022

/ 10:00 a.m. CT (1500 GMT)




First day for Webb stamp:

Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service, NASA and the Smithsonian gathered at the National Postal Museum on Thursday (Sept. 8) to dedicate a new stamp honoring the James Webb Space Telescope. The stamp and related philatelic collectibles are now available, including first day of issue postmarks.


September 8, 2022

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


Artemis I test and target:

NASA is looking at Sept. 23 for its next attempt at launching the Artemis I mission to the moon. First, the agency's engineers need to repair and test two fuel line connectors that were the source of hydrogen leaks during earlier launch attempts. The U.S. Space Force must also issue a waiver extending the time NASA has before it needs to roll back the Artemis I Space Launch System rocket to retest flight termination batteries.


September 9, 2022

/ 1:00 a.m. CT (0600 GMT)


Queen Elizabeth II in space history:

The longest serving British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday (Sept. 8). Her reign of the United Kingdom spanned all of space exploration and included her meeting the first man in space and the first men on the moon. She toured NASA centers, spoke to astronauts in orbit and had her words etched in silicon and left on the lunar surface.


September 12, 2022

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




'We choose to go...' again:

Sixty years to the day after President John F. Kennedy told a full stadium at Rice University, "We choose to go the moon," NASA leaders returned to the same site to recommit to the goal again. With NASA's Artemis I mission nearing launch, the agency marked the 60th anniversary of JFK's speech, which rallied the nation and led to the six Apollo moon landing missions.


September 14, 2022

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


Claim your space:

On Oct. 14, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. will reopen to the public and debut eight new galleries, including "Destination Moon." You could be one of the first inside, if you have a pass. The Smithsonian will begin accepting reservations for free, timed-entry passes beginning Wednesday (Sept. 14).


September 14, 2022

/ 3:30 p.m. CT (2030 GMT)


Planet Chorizo:

Papa Johns is rolling out a new range of space-flavored pizzas inspired by the flight of chorizo sausage in orbit. The "Planet Chorizo" pies, which are available in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Latin America, feature spicy flavors like the astronauts say they prefer in space. In addition, Chelsie Lane has created a limited edition "chorizo-style" lipstick to go with the Papa Johns campaign and to celebrate chorizo's space heritage.


September 19, 2022

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




Brian Binnie, 1953-2022:

Perhaps the last person to fly into space alone, Brian Binnie piloted the Ansari XPRIZE-winning flight of Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne rocket plane on Oct. 4, 2004. He died at the age of 69 on Thursday (Sept. 15). A commander in the U.S. Navy who served as a naval aviator for 21 years, Binnie logged more than 4,300 flight hours. In addition to SpaceShipOne, Binnie also flew test flights for Rotary Rocket and XCOR.


September 19, 2022

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


Brick Moon:

Named after the 1869 fictional account of a space station, Brick Moon is a new consultancy founded by directors of the International Space Station Archaeological Project. Using the data collected by the first archaeology study done about and aboard a space station, Brick Moon aims to advise designers of new commercial and government space habitats on how to solve for human factors to improve the living conditions on orbital outposts.


September 19, 2022

/ 10:55 a.m. CT (1555 GMT)




Valery Polyakov, 1942-2022:

At 437 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes, cosmonaut Valery Polyakov set the record for the longest stay in space in 1995. On Monday (Sept. 19), he died at the age 80. Recruited as a physician specializing in space medicine, Polyakov flew twice to the space station Mir. With the 241 days from his first mission, Polyakov logged a total of 678 days and 16 hours off Earth.


September 21, 2022

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




Meir on 'Masters':

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir guest stars on "LEGO Masters'" season premiere on Wednesday (Sept. 21) to lend her expertise to a space-themed challenge. The reality competition show invites LEGO enthusiasts to "get their brick on" and build their best brick-built creations. In "Ready to Launch," the teams design a fun spaceship that tells the judges something about them.


September 21, 2022

/ 9:10 a.m. CT (1410 GMT)




Soyuz MS-22 launches:

Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin and Frank Rubio launched to the International Space Station Wednesday (Sept. 21), to spend six months as members of the expedition crew. Rubio's ride into orbit was arranged under the first new "crew swap" agreement in more than 15 years. Soyuz MS-22 will circle Earth twice before docking to Russia's Rassvet mini-research module.


September 22, 2022

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


LMFD to KSCVC:

The winning model from "LEGO Masters'" astronaut-studded season premiere is bound for NASA's spaceport in Florida. Soon, guests at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be able to see the LMFD intergalactic fire station for themselves. Stephen Cassley and Stephen Joo, firefighters from Calgary, built the LEGO brick spaceship in the shape of a Maltese cross.


September 23, 2022

/ 1:45 a.m. CT (0645 GMT)


Raise a bottle:

Astronauts flying with Axiom Space will soon be able to raise a toast with bubbly made for microgravity. Maison Mumm has partnered with Axiom to launch Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar on missions beginning in 2023. The champagne is contained in special glass and stainless steel bottles that are safe for spaceflight and that dispense the sparkling wine as a foam preserving the taste.


September 26, 2022

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


Launch on 'Leap':

Ben Song jumps into the life of an astronaut on the next episode of "Quantum Leap" airing on Monday (Sep. 26) on NBC. In "Atlantis," Song (Raymond Lee) joins the crew of a space shuttle mission just as they launch, seeking to put right what once went wrong.


September 26, 2022

/ 6:50 p.m. CT (2350 GMT)




DART hits Dimorphos:

The first mission to test technology for defending Earth against a potential strike from above, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) came to its end Monday (Sept. 26). After a 10-month, 7-million-mile (11-million-km) journey to the Didymos asteroid system, the robotic probe intentionally impacted Dimorphos and, if all went to plan, changed the moonlet's trajectory.


September 27, 2022

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




Aboard 'Atlantis':

Martin Gero knows what the inside of a space shuttle looks like. Years before becoming the showrunner for NBC's "Quantum Leap" revival, he attended Space Camp and spent time in the orbiter mockups. So he knows what Monday's episode "Atlantis" set aboard the space shuttle got wrong, but as he and the show's tech advisor tell collectSPACE, there is a reason for the change.


September 27, 2022

/ 10:45 a.m. CT (1545 GMT)


Omega Marstimer:

Omega, the company behind the first watch worn on the moon, is now ready to keep time on Mars. The new Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer features tools developed by the European Space Agency to assist scientists researching the Red Planet. In addition to tracking mission elapsed time on Earth, the digital and analog Marstimer can also display Mars' sol date and time.


September 27, 2022

/ 5:10 p.m. CT (2010 GMT)




Artemis I rolled back:

The Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and its Orion rocket was returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday (Sept. 27) to take shelter from Hurricane Ian. After the storm passes, NASA will still need to complete work on the vehicle before it can attempt to launch, possibly in October but more likely in November.


September 28, 2022

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


Surprise space toy inside:

Kinder Joy, the sweet treat with a bonus toy inside, now has a new space collection. Launched ahead of World Space Week, the toys include rovers, rocketships and astronauts that interact with an augmented reality app. Kinder Joy teamed with Alyssa Carson, an aspiring "future Mars walker," to help launch the collection and record videos about each of the space toys.


September 29, 2022

/ 6:20 a.m. CT (1120 GMT)




Soyuz MS-21 lands:

Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov are back on Earth after spending 195 days on board the International Space Station. Touching down on the steppe of Kazakhstan Thursday (Sep. 29) aboard Soyuz MS-21, the three Russian cosmonauts served on the space station's Expedition 66 and 67 crews.


September 29, 2022

/ 6:50 p.m. CT (2350 GMT)


Boosting Hubble:

NASA and SpaceX have agreed to study the feasibility of raising the orbit of the Hubble Space Telescope using a Dragon spacecraft on a private mission. The results of the six-month study could lead to Hubble becoming the target of the second Polaris Program mission funded by billionaire Jared Issacman. Since it was deployed, the Hubble has decayed in its orbit by about 45 miles; a reboost could add 15 to 20 years to its life in orbit.



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