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July 16, 2019

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit now back on display at Smithsonian

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit has returned to display, 13 years after the Smithsonian removed it from exhibit and 50 years to the day — and nearly the very minute — that it lifted off on the historic first moon landing mission.

July 15, 2019

Apple TV+ series 'For All Mankind' to reset first moon landing

The celebrations this week marking the first moon landing's 50th anniversary are about a month too late. Or so is the conceit and the departure from real history in the Apple TV+ series "For All Mankind," premiering with the new streaming service this fall.

July 13, 2019

Astronaut Snoopy to fly in Macy's parade, adorn new collectibles

Snoopy will don an orange spacesuit and float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and NASA's future missions. The comic strip beagle's new space outfit is also launching on products and collectibles.

July 12, 2019

Velcro hooks onto moon landing 50th with 'Walking on the Moon' music video

A new musical tribute to the moon landing fastens a brand with Apollo 11 history to a catchy hook. Velcro commissioned a new cover of the classic rock song "Walking on the Moon" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic moonwalk.

July 9, 2019

Apollo 50th celebrations to span 50 states, Times Square, Washington Monument

The Washington Monument will transform into a Saturn V rocket, Times Square will turn into Tranquility Base and the "Eagle" will land at the Rose Bowl in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 first moon landing.

July 5, 2019

Apollo 11 50th anniversary coins complete 'small step' to space and back

A curved tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing recently completed a trip around the curvature of the Earth many times over. Two commemorative coins from the United States Mint were flown on board the International Space Station.

July 2, 2019

NASA abort test builds on Apollo legacy to keep Artemis astronauts safe

NASA's efforts to return humans to the lunar surface took a short but critical leap forward in a test that evoked the last time the space agency shot for the moon. The Orion Ascent Abort-2 test validated the Launch Abort System (LAS) that will keep astronauts safe.

June 28, 2019

Houston, we have a restoration! Apollo 11 Mission Control reopens

NASA's Mission Control is ready to land humans on the moon again, multiple times a day. The Apollo-era Mission Operations Control Room, a National Historic Landmark since 1985, has been restored to appear as it did for the moon landing 50 years ago.

June 26, 2019

Adam Savage to build full-scale replica of Apollo spacecraft hatch for Smithsonian

Adam Savage is preparing to make Apollo history — literally. The Mythbuster and host of Science Channel's "Savage Builds," Savage has partnered with the National Air and Space Museum to create a full-scale replica of an Apollo command module hatch.

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July 11, 2019
The New York Times

Should Neil Armstrong's Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever?

With renewed interest in the moon, some say it's time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity's lunar heritage.

July 5, 2019
The New York Times

Mickey Kapp, Who Made Mixtapes for Astronauts, Dies at 88

Mickey Kapp, a record producer who, after forging a somewhat improbable connection with several Mercury 7 astronauts, went on to provide later space explorers with customized mixtapes to listen to during their historic flights, died on June 11 at his home in Carmel, Calif.

June 29, 2019
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June 27, 2019

Omega's Moonshot

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June 22, 2019
Orlando Sentinel

Apollo 11 moon landing influenced toys, jewelry and later movies

Apollo 11's impact on popular culture was evident 50 years ago in memorabilia, dishes and fashion. Its influence on movies and television would come later. In the 1960s, movies and TV offered stories that, although inspired by the whole space program, did not try to compete with the real drama.

June 5, 2019
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How Russia's Space Dogs Inspired a Galaxy of Swag

The cutest little cosmonauts launched a zillion tchotchkes.

May 17, 2019
Houston Chronicle

Patrons of long-closed NASA watering hole Outpost Tavern cling to memories

At the end of Roger Mitchell's shift as a software engineer at the Johnson Space Center one night in 1988, he and a friend made a right turn from Saturn Lane onto NASA Parkway, craving a cold beer and a hamburger.

May 13, 2019
The New York Times

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
Houston Chronicle

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.