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November 1, 2019

/ 8:00 a.m. CT (1300 GMT)


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.


November 2, 2019

/ 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.


November 4, 2019

/ 8:50 a.m. CT (1450 GMT)




Starliner pad abort test

: As first flights go, it was brief (about 90 seconds) and low (under a mile), but Boeing's Starliner Pad Abort Test demonstrated that the spacecraft could carry astronauts away from a failing rocket booster before launch. Flown at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the test was one of the last two milestones before Starliner can begin flying astronauts to the space station.


November 6, 2019

/ 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.


November 8, 2019

/ 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.


November 11, 2019

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




'Snoopy in Space'

: Snoopy's pursuit to be a world famous astronaut takes off in "Snoopy in Space," now available on Apple TV+. The 12-part series blends classic Peanuts humor with real-life lessons in space exploration for both young viewers and Snoopy and space fans alike. The show features nods to NASA's past and future missions, as well as draws details from Johnson Space Center.


November 14, 2019

/ 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.


November 15, 2019

/ 12:25 a.m. CT (1825 GMT)


Repairing AMS

: 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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