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September 22, 2021

Disney's Space 220 restaurant has hidden nods to NASA history

Space 220, Disney's new immersive restaurant offering guests a chance to dine in Earth orbit, opened this week after a five-year countdown. Even without NASA being directly involved, Space 220 includes subtle nods to real spaceflight and its history.

September 21, 2021

Retro 51 rolls out space shuttle Enterprise limited edition Tornado pen

Forty-five years after it made its public debut, NASA's space shuttle Enterprise is being rolled out again, this time as a rollerball pen. Retro 51 announced its new Space Shuttle Enterprise Tornado, the latest in its line of collectible writing instruments.

September 20, 2021

Disney opens Space 220 restaurant with (g)astronomical menu, views

Disney is now serving up its own take on "space food," and to try it all you need to do is take a quick trip off the planet. Space 220 opened its doors — and space elevator — to visitors at Walt Disney World's Epcot, redefining what it means to dine with a view.

September 18, 2021

Inspiration4 splashes down from first 'all-civilian' mission to orbit Earth

Three days after lifting off on a privately-funded mission, the first orbital spaceflight without a professional astronaut on board, the crew of Inspiration4 returned to Earth. Splashing down off the coast of Florida, the first "all-civilian" mission came to its end.

September 17, 2021

New film finds 'The Wonderful' aboard the space station: director Q&A

Clare Lewins did not think she was the right director for a film about the International Space Station. Her first reaction was that she was "not a science-based person," but then she began looking into the stories of those it was who lived on the orbital outpost.

September 17, 2021

Shenzhou 12 crew lands after record stay on Chinese space station

China's first space station crew returned to Earth with the record for the longest time in space by Chinese astronauts. Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed on board the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft after 92 days living and working in orbit.

September 15, 2021

Inspiration4 crew's 'space puppy' doubles as zero-g indicator and fundraiser

As the second stage engine of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket cut off, Hayley Arceneaux reached into a pouch strapped to her leg and pulled out a plush doll. She then let it go. The toy, attached to a tether, began to float above Arceneaux's head.

September 15, 2021

Inspiration4 'all-civilian' crew launches on privately-funded Earth orbit mission

The first space mission to be crewed by all amateur astronauts is now underway, orbiting high above Earth with the goal of inspiring the world below. Inspiration4 lifted off with Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski.

September 14, 2021

From Etsy to Earth orbit: Inspiration4 crew packs mementos for space (and sale)

Hayley Arceneaux is about to become the first person with a prosthetic body part to enter space. She will be the youngest American to orbit Earth. And she may be the first-ever astronaut to have shopped on Etsy to find some of her personal space gear.

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September 19, 2021

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September 16, 2021
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September 15, 2021
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September 1, 2021
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New Philadelphia man designs Ohio space patch

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August 24, 2021
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Kansas' premier space museum, the Cosmosphere, gets a major facelift

Kansas' premier space museum — Hutchinson's Cosmosphere — is getting a facelift. Three of the 12 galleries will get new paint, new graphics and state-of-the-art sound. But the historical documents and spaceships will remain.

August 4, 2021
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A piece of Apollo space history comes to The Bishop from the family of an astronaut

Fifty years after the Apollo 15 crew visited the moon, members of the family of astronaut Jim Irwin, the lunar module pilot who also drove the lunar rover, unveiled his NASA Ambassador of Exploration Award at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

July 30, 2021
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ISRO launches merchandise

ISRO [Indian Space Research Organization] Friday launched its theme-based merchandise.

July 27, 2021
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50 Years Ago, NASA Put a Car on the Moon

The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions' astronaut explorers.

July 21, 2021

Did static electricity — not Gus Grissom — blow the hatch of the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft?

The myth that a pioneering astronaut lost his nerve at the end of his first journey to space 60 years ago — which led to the loss of his spacecraft and his near drowning — stains the history of U.S. human spaceflight.