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June 14, 2019

/ 4:45 p.m. CT (2145 GMT)

Destination Cincinnati

: A new fifth and final stop has been added to the Smithsonian tour of the spacecraft that flew the first astronauts to land on the moon. "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" traveling exhibition will go from Seattle to Cincinnati in September for its display at the Cincinnati Museum Center through February 2020.

June 12, 2019

/ 1:00 p.m. CT (1800 GMT)

Hidden Figures Way

: A street sign revealed on Wednesday (Jun 12) renames the road in front of NASA Headquarters for the agency's early female workforce. Hidden Figures Way honors human computers Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, who were the focus of Margot Shetterly's similarly-titled 2016 book and the film it inspired, as well as all of the women who served NASA.

June 11, 2019

/ 3:00 p.m. CT (2000 GMT)


: Montblanc's new luxury pen line aims to capture the astronauts' view of Earth from beyond the moon. The StarWalker pens feature a blue translucent dome representing Earth's "brilliance and preciousness," among other details evoking the blackness of space and astronaut experience. Montblanc worked with former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao to interpret and launch the StarWalker line.

June 10, 2019

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

Case history

: Zero Halliburton is celebrating its role in the first moon landing 50 years ago with new limited edition technical cases. The small and medium size Apollo 11 50th cases were inspired by the containers that returned the first moon rocks to Earth. Limited to 50 each, both sizes are engraved with NASA's Apollo 50th logo and come with an embroidered anniversary cap and dust bag to match.

June 7, 2019

/ 1:30 p.m. CT (1830 GMT)

Space (station) available

: NASA is opening use of the International Space Station to for-profit activities including private astronauts in a bid to grow a low Earth orbit economy. The space agency's new directive, as announced on Friday (June 7), enables production and manufacturing on the space station, as well as marketing and commercial projects. The directive sets out prices to offset NASA's cost of operating the orbiting outpost and use of its resources.

June 5, 2019

/ 5:00 p.m. CT (2200 GMT)

'One Small Step' act

: New legislation seeks to keep Tranquility Base tranquil. Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters, the "One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act" would require U.S. federal agencies to add NASA's lunar artifact protection and preservation recommendations to any licenses authorizing U.S. missions to the moon. The bill also calls for treaties to apply to international missions.

June 4, 2019

/ 4:35 p.m. CT (2135 GMT)

Apollo at the Park

: Baseball fans seeking a cold drink or hot dog at Nationals Parks may now catch sight of space history on their way to and from their seats. An interactive statue of Neil Armstrong's Apollo spacesuit debuted Tuesday (June 4) as part of the Smithsonian's Apollo at the Park program, which will span 15 Major League ballparks.

June 4, 2019

/ 11:55 a.m. CT (1655 GMT)

ISS tops LEGO vote

: A LEGO fan vote has chosen the International Space Station to be made into a toy brick model. Christoph Ruge designed the space station set that garnered the 10,438 votes to win the LEGO Ideas poll, surpassing models of Disney's animated alien Stitch, Sega arcade machines and Nathan Sawaya's sculpture "Yellow." LEGO plans to release the space station set in 2020.

June 3, 2019

/ 7:30 p.m. CT (0030 GMT Jun 4)

For All Mankind

: Fifty years ago, the United States declared victory in its space race with the Soviet Union by landing the first humans on the moon. But what if a Soviet cosmonaut had been first? "For All Mankind," premiering with the Apple TV+ streaming service in the fall, focuses on that alternate history, as developed by Ronald D. Moore.

May 30, 2019

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

LEGO Eagle has landed

: NASA's Apollo 11 lunar lander will touch down in LEGO Stores on Saturday (June 1) in celebration of the 50 years since the first moon landing mission in July 1969. The detailed model was revealed on Thursday (May 30), at the same time as seven new City Mars Exploration sets developed in partnership with NASA.

May 29, 2019

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

Moon machete

: Fifty years ago, a Case M-1 machete flew to the moon and back with the first astronauts to reach the lunar surface. A replica of the same knife, made by the same company, is now available as an anniversary commemorative. Case is offering the Astronaut M-1 in both open and limited editions, the latter inside a shadow box.

May 25, 2019

/ 5:00 p.m. CT (2200 GMT)


: A new documentary chronicles the life of the first moonwalker using his own words and home movies. "Armstrong," to be released in theaters by Gravitas Ventures on July 12, features interviews with the late Neil Armstrong's family and fellow Apollo astronauts, in addition to Harrison Ford, who gives voice to Armstrong's remarks.

May 22, 2019

/ 6:00 a.m. CT (1100 GMT)

Explorers Club flag

: Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark are donating to The Explorers Club a flag that their late father carried to the surface of the moon 50 years ago. Flown on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, The Explorers Club flag is one of (at least) two that accompanied the first lunar landing. The Club plans to display the flag in its newly dedicated "Apollo Room" at its New York headquarters.

May 20, 2019

/ 3:50 p.m. CT (2050 GMT)

ISS up for LEGO vote

: LEGO fans can now vote for the International Space Station to be made into a toy brick set. Twice set aside by LEGO's review team, Christoph Ruge's idea for a space station model has been selected with three other previously-rejected projects to vie for votes to become an official LEGO product. The fan poll closes on June 4. The set with the most votes will be sold in 2020.

May 20, 2019

/ 12:30 a.m. CT (0530 GMT)

'Rehearsal' dinner

: Five of the 12 remaining astronauts who flew to the moon gathered in Oklahoma on Saturday (May 18) to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10. The gala, held at the Stafford Air & Space Museum, saluted the institution's namesake for his role as commander of the "dress rehearsal" for the first moon landing. "Apollo 10 is a significant milestone," said NASA chief Jim Bridenstine.

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