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Beyond the Red Moon
: "For All Mankind" is now streaming on Apple TV+, offering a new look at the space race. In Ronald D. Moore's alternate history, the first man to walk on the moon is a Soviet cosmonaut, forcing NASA's plans to change. But as the first episodes reveal, the space agency has already diverged from the real-life NASA.
/ 9:25 a.m. CT (1425 GMT)
Cookies in space
: The first cookie dough to be baked in space was launched on the S.S. Alan Bean to the International Space Station on Saturday (Nov. 2). Together with the zero g oven needed to bake it, the chocolate chip cookie dough provided by DoubleTree by Hilton also marks the first foray for a hotel to offer its hospitality off Earth.
/ 3:35 p.m. CT (2135 GMT)
Apollo sample unsealed
: NASA unsealed a previously untouched Apollo lunar sample on Tuesday (Nov. 5), for both its scientific study and to prepare techniques for future Artemis moon missions. The first opening of a "drive tube" core sample in 40 years, scientists at Johnson Space Center's Lunar Curation Laboratory unsealed the Apollo 17 soil container in support of NASA's Apollo Next-Generation Sample Analysis program. A second sample, sealed on the moon in 1972, is slated to be opened in January.
/ 3:15 p.m. CT (2115 GMT)
Gold medals for 'Hidden Figures'
: NASA's "hidden figures" will be awarded the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. An act signed into law on Friday (Nov. 8) authorizes that mathematicians Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan, along with engineers Mary Jackson and Christine Darden be presented Congressional Gold Medals for their service to the space program. A fifth medal will be awarded to recognize all of the women whose contributions led to NASA's success in the space race to the moon.
/ 3:30 p.m. CT (2130 GMT)
Apollo 12 tribute from space
: Fifty years to the day after Apollo 12 launched to the moon the International Space Station crew dressed as Apollo flight controllers in tribute. Jessica Meir, Christina Koch, Drew Morgan and Luca Parmitano wore skinny black ties and horn-rimmed glasses to thank those who made the second crewed moon landing possible. Morgan also sported a commemorative Apollo 12 mission patch on loan from the Smithsonian's collection.
/ 12:25 a.m. CT (1825 GMT)
: Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Drew Morgan worked outside the space station Friday (Nov. 15) on the first of at least four complex spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a cosmic ray detector. Four years in the planning, the spacewalks aim to replace the science instrument's failing coolant pumps. The spacewalk on Friday included the jettison of a debris shield and the breaking off of a carbon composite cover.
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Apollo 11 on 'The Crown'
: The third season of Netflix's "The Crown," which premiered on Sunday (Nov. 17), includes an episode about the reactions of the British royal family to the Apollo 11 first moon landing. The hour, titled "Moondust," stays mostly true to the real-life events in July 1969, but omits and invents details about Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's involvement with the historic mission.
/ 4:00 p.m. CT (2200 GMT)
Space Torah stamps
: A new offer for Israeli postage stamps aims to celebrate their topic, the first Torah in space, by supporting a new documentary about the Space Torah and the astronaut who read from it in orbit. The sheet of stamps feature the small scroll and former astronaut Jeff Hoffman, who flew the Torah on his fifth space shuttle flight in 1996. The Space Torah Project, led by educator Rachel Raz, aims to share the history behind the Torah's mission.
/ 12:45 p.m. CT (1845 GMT)
: Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan completed their second spacewalk in a series to repair a cosmic ray detector mounted outside of the International Space Station. The two conducted "surgery," cutting stainless steel tubes to prepare the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) for an upgraded coolant pump module to be installed on the third spacewalk slated for next month.
/ 12:45 p.m. CT (1845 GMT)
: Fifty years after Apollo 12 retrieved parts off of Surveyor 3, where have the moon probe's pieces landed? Brought to Earth for study, the soil scoop, tube sections and television camera were treated by NASA more like they were moon rocks than artifacts. Today, half a century later, some of the Surveyor 3 components are held in storage, some are on display and some are mementos.
/ 6:30 p.m. CT (0030 GMT Nov 27)
Best a moon-man can get
: Fifty years after its razor was used aboard Apollo 11, Gillette has created a shaving instrument inspired by the first moon landing. The Apollo Collection by Razor Maker limited edition features a 3D printed handle designed to resemble a moonscape with an Apollo-style boot print and NASA's agency insignia.
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: Pending a go/no go call on the wind, a new NASA-inspired Astronaut Snoopy giant balloon will lift off in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Sporting a bright orange spacesuit based on the NASA Orion Crew Survival System to be worn by Artemis crews, the 49-foot-tall Astronaut Snoopy celebrates the more than 50-year partnership between Charles Schulz' Peanuts and NASA to promote spaceflight safety and STEM education.
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