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March 19, 2019

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


Apollo in the Armstrong Archives

: Purdue University has opened an exhibition charting Neil Armstrong's path to the moon, using the late astronaut's documents and artifacts held by the school's special collections. "Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A Armstrong Papers" offers the public a glimpse at the extensive archive donated by the first moonwalker and his estate. The display is timed with Apollo 11's 50th anniversary and Purdue's 150th year.


March 15, 2019

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


Tiziou's 'space junk'

: If you had the chance to meet space journalist Jacques Tiziou, you might have walked away with a "bit" of space history. Tiziou's "space bits," small fragments of spacecraft and flown pieces, were his way of sharing his passion for all things space, but were just the tip of his collection. Now, two years after his death, his son is offering some of Tiziou's "space junk" in return for help in creating a memorial and new home for Tiziou's archives.


March 14, 2019

/ 2:35 p.m. CT (1935 GMT)


Soyuz MS-12 launch

: Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Aleksey Ovchinin launched for the International Space Station Thursday (March 14), completing a flight cut short for Ovchinin and Hague by an aborted launch five months ago. The Soyuz MS-12 crew members will conduct science and spacewalks while serving as part of the space station's Expedition 59 and 60 crews over the next six months.


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March 14, 2019

/ 7:00 a.m. CT (1200 GMT)


ApolloPressKits.com

: A marketing and PR strategist with a passion for the history of the Apollo moon landings, David Meerman Scott has debuted ApolloPressKits.com, a website representing 15 years of collecting. The new archive provides free access to more than 40 of the media primers to the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission, including press kits issued by NASA, IBM, TWA Airlines and Stouffer's.


March 13, 2019

/ 1:15 a.m. CT (0615 GMT)


Apollo 11 50th Speedmaster

: In celebration of the Speedmaster becoming the first watch worn on the moon, Omega presented a gold edition of the timepiece to each of the Apollo astronauts in 1969. Now, half a century later, Omega has modeled its Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Speedmaster after that original gold chronograph.


March 12, 2019

/ 6:15 p.m. CT (2315 GMT)


Apollo samples unsealed

: Almost 50 years after Apollo astronauts vacuum-packed them on the moon, lunar soil and rock samples will be unsealed for study. Nine laboratory teams have been picked by NASA to apply modern technology and science techniques to learn more about the history of the moon. NASA's decision to open the Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 samples was made with the expectation that new missions will return more material in the near future.


March 8, 2019

/ 7:55 a.m. CT (1355 GMT)


Crew Dragon splashdown

: Fifty years (less five days) since the last time a spacecraft set down in the Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX's Demo 1 Crew Dragon landed from the International Space Station off of Florida's coast on Friday (March 8). The splashdown followed a 6-day uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station to demonstrate that the Crew Dragon could rendezvous, dock, undock and then return safely prior to it doing the same with astronauts.


March 4, 2019

/ 12:25 a.m. CT (0625 GMT)


SpaceX boosts Earth

: SpaceX's launch of a plush personified planet aboard its first Crew Dragon gave an unexpected boost to the toy doll's creator. Celestial Buddies did not know its Planetary Pal Earth was going to be used as the zero-g indicator for the space station-bound capsule until after the spacecraft lifted off and orders began pouring in. The "little Earth," as astronaut Anne McClain referred to it, sold out within hours of the stuffed toy reaching orbit.


March 3, 2019

/ 5:25 a.m. CT (1125 GMT)


Crew Dragon docks

: For the first time in six years, a new type of spacecraft is connected to the International Space Station. SpaceX's Crew Dragon achieved its first docking at the orbiting lab on Sunday (March 3), a day after lifting off from Earth. The autonomous approach was one of the major objectives of the Crew Dragon's Demo-1 mission to show it is ready to begin flying with NASA astronauts.


March 2, 2019

/ 2:35 a.m. CT (0835 GMT)




Crew Dragon lifts off

: The first commercial spacecraft capable of flying astronauts to the International Space Station is now on its way to the orbiting complex. SpaceX on Saturday (March 2) launched its first Crew Dragon on the uncrewed Demo-1 (DM-1) mission to test the capsule's systems and demonstrate to NASA that the craft is ready to begin safely carrying astronauts to and from the station.


March 1, 2019

/ 1:30 a.m. CT (0730 GMT)




Eleven in 'Apollo 11'

: Todd Douglas Miller's documentary "Apollo 11" opened in IMAX on Friday (March 1) prior to its theatrical release on March 8. The feature-length film includes never-before-seen large-format footage from the first moon landing mission. Sweeping in scope, "Apollo 11" is packed with space history details. Here are 11 points for audiences to look out for when watching "Apollo 11."


February 27, 2019

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


Lunar module lands at Infinity

: The Infinity Science Center in Mississippi landed a moon lander mockup on Tuesday (Feb. 26). Moved the short distance from its elevated exhibit at the state welcome center located nearby, the Apollo lunar module was used to work out astronaut egress procedures. It now stands next to a Saturn V rocket stage.


February 22, 2019

/ 10:45 p.m. CT (0445 GMT Feb 23)


'Go' for DM-1

: NASA and SpaceX convened a flight readiness review for the first mission of a Crew Dragon to the International Space Station on Friday (Feb. 22), and gave a "go" for the test flight to proceed. SpaceX's Demo 1 (DM-1) mission will launch the uncrewed Dragon on a six day flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


February 21, 2019

/ 8:25 p.m. CT (0225 GMT Feb 22)


In the beginning...

The first privately-funded lunar lander has departed on its seven-week journey to the moon. Built by the Israeli non-profit SpaceIL, the Beresheet (in Hebrew, "In the beginning") spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday (Feb. 21). The small probe is planned to land on April 11 on the moon's Sea of Serenity.


February 17, 2019

/ 11:00 a.m. CT (1700 GMT)


For your 'moon rocks' and more

: Puntzi, a new design house, has produced a replica of the lunar sample return bag that was used to hold and protect the first moon rocks and soil retrieved by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago. The replica is made from some of the same materials as the original, including Beta cloth, but differs in two key ways: it is not stained with moon dust and it is $99 on Kickstarter rather than the almost $2 million that the flown artifact sold for at a Sotheby's auction in 2017.


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