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January 22, 2018

LEGO scrubs fan-created Saturn V launch tower, space shuttle in review

LEGO will not be launching a fan's model of the space shuttle, nor will it be producing a launch pad for its Apollo Saturn V rocket set after rejecting both during a review. The toy company announced it was passing on both space-themed LEGO Ideas submissions.

January 19, 2018

Christa McAuliffe's lost Challenger lessons to be taught on space station

Two educators turned NASA astronauts will film science lessons aboard the International Space Station that were planned for the late Christa McAuliffe, the first "teacher in space" who died on board space shuttle Challenger in January 1986.

January 19, 2018

Hubble mission commander, spacewalker to enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

Scott Altman, commander of the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, and spacewalker Thomas Jones, who helped to install the U.S. laboratory on the International Space Station will enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April.

January 18, 2018

Astronaut set to be first African American on space station crew removed from flight

A NASA astronaut who was slated to be the first African American to serve as a member of a crew on the International Space Station has been removed from her upcoming flight. Jeanette Epps had been set to launch to the space station for a five-month expedition.

January 17, 2018

'First to the Moon' film seeks crowd funds for Apollo 8 50th anniversary release

A feature-length documentary about the first humans to fly to the moon needs the public's help if it is to be ready for the mission's 50th anniversary. Director Paul Hildebrandt's film "First to the Moon: The Journey of Apollo 8" focuses on the historic 1968 mission.

January 15, 2018

Lego launches 'Moments in Space' design contest, seeks small space set ideas

LEGO is seeking ideas on how to give away some space. The toy company launched its "Moments in Space" design contest to find a small space-themed model to become a "gift with purchase" giveaway in 2019. Set ideas can be "as sci-fi or realistic as you wish."

January 15, 2018

National Geographic's 'One Strange Rock' to reveal astronauts' view of Earth

"This is the story of the Earth, from the only people who have ever left it." That, in a tag-line, is the premise of "One Strange Rock," a new 10-part television documentary series premiering in March on National Geographic Channel.

January 12, 2018

SpaceX pulls Zuma mission patches from sale amid reports of secret satellite's loss

SpaceX halted the sale of souvenir mission patches from its first launch of 2018, offering a possible hint to the fate of its payload. The company pulled its Zuma emblems from gift shops and online retailers amid reports that the classified satellite had been lost.

January 10, 2018

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Groot & Rocket inspire space station science contest

Two characters from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" are crossing over to the real-life International Space Station to help get teens engaged in science. A new contest from the managers of the U.S. National Lab is inviting flight ideas inspired by Rocket and Groot.

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January 19, 2018
Daily Press (Hampton, VA)

Virginia Air & Space Center bounces back

The Virginia Air & Space Center is poised for liftoff as a visitor destination spot and a STEM education magnet throughout the city and beyond.

January 18, 2018
Sand Springs Leader

Tulsa Air and Space Museum will host special exhibit on astronaut William 'Bill' Pogue

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium will host a two-week special exhibit to honor Sand Springs native William 'Bill' Pogue.

January 1, 2018
The New York Times

Ukraine's Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth

Ukraine was once a vital part of the Soviet space program, home to many research institutes and rocket factories. Now, wracked by war and shaken by political upheaval, the nation struggles to hold on to its scientific traditions.

December 20, 2017

Listen To Unheard Audio From NASA's Apollo Missions, Dusted Off By UT Dallas Researchers

Images from the moon landing and other major space moments of the 1960s are familiar to many Americans. But what about the sounds? NASA recorded thousands of hours of audio tapes from the Apollo missions that have sat unheard in storage for decades.

December 15, 2017

The Amazing Story of the Cold War Space-Egg Race

Remember when we said that birds have never been to space? Well, as it turns out, that's not true — a tip from a reader led us to the two greatest (and only) avian experiments in space history.

December 8, 2017
The New York Times

Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

If anyone can restore proper awe to the notion of space travel, Buzz Aldrin can. At 87, Mr. Aldrin, who made history in 1969 when he set foot on the moon, has hung on to his plain-as-folk charm and easy, infectious enthusiasm.

December 8, 2017
Associated Press

First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

America's first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death.

November 29, 2017

From Russia with Glove: How eBay Reunited an Astronaut with His Spacesuit

"For 10,000 American dollars, this suit can show up on your front porch after the mission."

November 17, 2017

Volvo Orbits the Earth in the Final Chapter of Its Epic, Time-Twisting Trilogy

Volvo's two-year experiment in fractured, "nonlinear" narratives has already taken us from a New England lighthouse to the Arizona desert. Now, its final larger-than-life chapter leaves the Earth's atmosphere behind while encouraging viewers and car buyers to embrace the future... whatever it might bring.