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December 11, 2019

Blue Origin sends kids' postcards to space on New Shepard launch

A commercial rocket's brief trip to space and back has given new meaning to the popular postcard slogan, "Wish you were here!" Blue Origin launched a New Shepard rocket on a suborbital flight carrying in part thousands of children's postcards.

December 4, 2019

Soyuz space capsule that flew emergency abort lands on display in Moscow

A Russian space capsule that carried its crew to a landing after the rocket it was atop broke apart mid-flight has touched down in Moscow as a monument to mission safety. The Soyuz MS-10 descent module was unveiled outside Roscosmos' headquarters.

December 3, 2019

Apollo 16 moonwalker is first astronaut to be named Texan of the Year

An astronaut who walked on the moon is entering the new year with a new title in recognition of the state he has called home since he returned to Earth. Charles Duke has been named the 2020 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference.

December 2, 2019

Spacewalkers splice in new pump module to repair AMS cosmic ray detector

Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan transplanted a new coolant pump system outside of the International Space Station, completing the third in a series of at least four challenging spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).

November 28, 2019

Astronaut Snoopy floats on space station, flies in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Snoopy, "the world famous astronaut," has reached new heights — above the streets of New York City and aboard the International Space Station. The comic strip beagle flew in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and floated in doll form on the orbital laboratory.

November 27, 2019

Astronaut Snoopy balloon to fly in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, pending winds

Astronaut Snoopy is ready to fly, but like past spacesuited explorers, the weather may scrub his launch. Snoopy is set to return to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a new, NASA-inspired balloon for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

November 26, 2019

Gillette Apollo Collection razor inspired by first moon landing mission

Gillette is commemorating the first moon landing 50 years after its razor was used on NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission. Gillette's Apollo Collection by Razor Maker features a design inspired by humanity's first steps on another world.

November 22, 2019

50 years later, where are the moon probe parts retrieved by Apollo 12?

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 12 astronauts became the first space archeologists, of a sort, retrieving parts from a robotic probe that preceded them to the surface of the moon. Half a century later, where have those Surveyor 3 artifacts ended up today?

November 22, 2019

Astronauts cut coolant lines on spacewalk to repair AMS cosmic ray detector

Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan completed "surgery" outside of the International Space Station, slicing small metal tubes as part of the efforts to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a state-of-the-art cosmic ray detector.

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November 22, 2019

That Time Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Landed in 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

In 1971, Apollo astronaut Al Worden flew to the moon, carrying a letter from Mr. Rogers with him.

November 22, 2019

President Nixon Never Actually Gave This Apollo 11 Disaster Speech. MIT Brought It To Life To Illustrate Power Of Deepfakes

Imagine a past in which the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969 — but then became stranded there, leading then-President Nixon to give a speech memorializing the astronauts.

November 19, 2019

50 Years Ago, Americans Made The 2nd Moon Landing... Why Doesn't Anyone Remember?

Fifty years ago, astronaut Pete Conrad stepped out of the lunar module onto the surface of the moon.

November 18, 2019
Houston Chronicle

Former NASA contractor sentenced to probation for stealing $15,000 in flight jackets

A former NASA Johnson Space Center contractor was sentenced to two years of probation on Monday for stealing nearly $15,000 in flight jackets and reselling them.

November 8, 2019

Biloxi resident helps plant Moon Tree at VP's residence

Biloxian Rosemary Roosa helped bring an "out of this world" addition to the vice president's home in Washington, D.C. Friday.

October 25, 2019

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Acquires Japanese Moon Rover

A lunar rover changed destinations from the moon to Earth to live in the ever-popular Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

October 24, 2019
Cincinnati Enquirer

Get your bids ready: Fourth auction of Neil Armstrong's belongings

A fresh chance to pick up a piece of Neil Armstrong memorabilia rolls up Oct. 25 when a Dallas auction house opens bidding on the fourth parcel of rare goods that Armstrong's two sons have put up for sale.

October 5, 2019
Associated Press

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity.

September 23, 2019
Houston Chronicle

NASA to tear down building where Neil Armstrong, colleagues were quarantined after moon mission

First moon-walker Neil Armstrong stood behind a candle-topped, white-frosted cake on Aug. 5, 1969, surrounded on his 39th birthday not by family but by a group of men clad in white scrubs.