June 11, 2019
Montblanc evokes astronaut view of Earth with new StarWalker pens
Montblanc is capping its trademark "snow peak" with the much higher perch of outer space. The luxury pen maker introduced its new StarWalker line of writing instruments, each topped by a blue translucent dome evoking the view of Earth above the moon.
June 5, 2019
Legislation calls for protection of Apollo 11 moon landing site
The United States Congress may soon take action to help preserve Tranquility Base on the moon. The "One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act" requires that all U.S. licensed lunar missions protect the site where humans first landed on the moon.
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May 13, 2019
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Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon
In a year when we'll celebrate Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, it's worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don't actually land on the moon.
May 7, 2019
Memorial Grove at Johnson Space Center offers tribute to late astronauts
Gray clouds hugged the tops of the towering live oak trees at the Johnson Space Center's Astronaut Memorial Grove on a recent weekday. Wind whipped through the empty spaces among their branches, sending an echo of rustling leaves throughout the secluded field.
May 6, 2019
How Epic & ILM's John Knoll Tried to Recreate the Moon Landing for Microsoft's Build 2019 Keynote
In the end, it wasn't meant to be. Microsoft had pulled out all the stops for its Build 2019 developer conference keynote on Monday morning. The company had partnered with Epic Games and Industrial Light & Magic chief creative officer John Knoll for a hugely ambitious demo of its Hololens 2 headset that aimed to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 years after the fact, in mixed reality.
May 1, 2019
Bidding for a piece of NASA's glory days
On the Heritage Auctions website, space collectors are eyeing an American flag. It's not one of the most coveted: It didn't fly on the moon. But it did fly to the moon, packed with other souvenir flags aboard Apollo 11, the most famous space mission ever. And later, that flag went home with Neil Armstrong — first-human-on-the-moon Neil Armstrong, "one small step" Neil Armstrong, the most famous astronaut ever.
April 19, 2019
A Soda Company's Long Obsession With Outer Space
Think about the dreaminess of twilight, when the sun has slipped below the horizon, and the darkening sky streaked with dusky purples and blues. There, among the emerging stars and the silvery moon, lustrous as a pearl, you see it — an ad for a soda company.
March 29, 2019
Jackie Robinson 'space' jersey lands at NLBM
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will have an incredible new piece to display when it opens a new exhibit next month called "Barrier Breaking:" A Jackie Robinson jersey that has flown through space.