April 15, 2019
Owen Garriott, Skylab and space shuttle astronaut, dies at 88
Owen Garriott, a Skylab and space shuttle astronaut who was the first to use amateur radio from orbit, has died at the age of 88. A member of NASA's first group of scientist-astronauts selected in 1965, Garriott logged almost 70 days in space on two missions.
April 13, 2019
Apollo 11 spacecraft on display in Seattle for 50th anniversary
Fifty years after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, the spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon has again returned to the United States' west coast. "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" is at Seattle's Museum of Flight.
April 11, 2019
Israeli Beresheet probe crashes into moon during landing attempt
An Israeli lunar lander came close, but ultimately failed in its bid to become the the first privately-developed spacecraft to touch down on the moon. The robotic Beresheet probe developed problems on its approach and crashed into the lunar surface.
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March 29, 2019
Jackie Robinson 'space' jersey lands at NLBM
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Somebody Discovered a Saturn Rocket Motor Just Sitting in a Missouri Junkyard
Whenever I drive past a junkyard, itŐs always a struggle to keep my focus on driving and not crane my neck sideways to scrutinize every interesting bit of twisted metal rusting in the yard. Sometimes, though, that instinct can pay off in big, unexpected ways. Like how this guy happened to notice a rocket motor from a Saturn rocket just sitting in a Missouri scrapyard.
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Imax Space Doc Director Toni Myers Dies at 75
NASA astronauts, trained by Myers to use Imax cameras to send back images from space, paid tribute to the director of "Hubble 3D" and "A Beautiful Planet."