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April 23, 2024

Retro 51 offers Mercury 7 pen to celebrate 40 years of astronaut scholarships

A new, collectible pen is celebrating the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's ruby anniversary with a silvery shine. Retro 51's Mercury 7 Astronaut rollerball replicates the iconic look of the silver spacesuits worn by America's original astronauts.


April 22, 2024

ESA graduates the 'Hoppers': Europeans, Australian pass astronaut basic training

Five new European astronauts and the first astronaut from the Australian Space Agency are now ready to "hop" into their first flight assignments, having completed their basic training. Nicknamed the "Hoppers," the six astronauts also debuted a new class patch.


April 19, 2024

Cosmonaut Muhammed Faris, first Syrian in space, dies at 72

Muhammed Faris, who was the first cosmonaut from Syria and second Arab to fly into space, has died at the age of 72. Selected in 1985 as part of the Soviet Union's Interkosmos program, Faris lifted off on Soyuz TM-3 to the Mir space station.


April 17, 2024

Alt-space history series 'For All Mankind' gets 5th season, new 'Star City' spinoff

Apple TV+ is headed back to the past, and the future, with a fifth season of the alternate space history drama "For All Mankind" and its new spinoff series, "Star City." Creators Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi are returning to head both programs.


April 15, 2024

NASA confirms debris that fell on Florida home came from space station pallet

A chunk of metal that tore through a Florida home has been confirmed by NASA to have fallen from the International Space Station. The agency identified the object as a stanchion that was used to mount batteries on a cargo pallet that was tossed overboard.


April 15, 2024

Webb Space Telescope full-size model to be displayed by Space Foundation

To see the world's premier astronomical observatory in its full-size glory, you need to go to Lagrange Point 2, a location in deep space on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun that is farther away than anyone has traveled. Or, soon, you can visit Colorado.


April 12, 2024

'Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight' documentary set to conclude on CNN

Forty-three (43) years to the day after the space shuttle Columbia landed from its first mission, CNN is set to conclude airing a four-part series on the orbiter's ill-fated last return to Earth. "Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight" airs on Sunday (April 14).


April 11, 2024

'Fly Me to the Moon' trailer mixes real-life Apollo history with moon landing hoax

If you are even a casual space exploration history enthusiast, watching the new trailer for the upcoming movie "Fly Me to the Moon" might leave you thinking that it is an entire work of fiction. And for the most part, you would be correct.


April 10, 2024

Japanese astronauts will join NASA moon landings in return for lunar rover

The first non-American to walk on the moon will be a Japanese astronaut, based on a new agreement between the United States and Japan. Two JAXA astronauts will fly on future Artemis landing missions in return for Japan providing a pressurized moon rover.


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