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April 22, 2019

Fisher Space Pen marks 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with moon-flown material

A new limited edition, collectible pen is embedded with a piece of the history it helped write. Fisher Space Pen has revealed its new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Astronaut Pen and Coin Set, featuring material that flew on the first moon landing.

April 18, 2019

50 years later, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins is still 'Carrying the Fire'

Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along for the ride. In his 1973 book, "Carrying the Fire," Collins set out to share what it was like "up there."

April 17, 2019

Astronaut Christina Koch to set record for longest space mission by woman

Christina Koch has a(n out-of-this) world record in her future. A NASA astronaut on the International Space Station, Koch's mission has been extended to 328 days. When complete in February 2020, it will be the longest single mission by a woman.

April 16, 2019

Budweiser releases limited lager for moon landing 50th anniversary

Budweiser has brewed a new limited edition beer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Discovery Reserve American Red Lager draws its recipe from a Budweiser blend that dates back to the time of the Apollo moon missions.

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.

April 9, 2019

New book 'Shoot for the Moon' earns high praise from Apollo 11 astronaut

They say you should not judge a book by its cover, but there is a detail on the front of author James Donovan's latest release, "Shoot for the Moon," that is likely to attract the interest of space history enthusiasts: the endorsement of astronaut Michael Collins.

April 8, 2019

Astronaut Hall of Fame adds space shuttle fliers Jim Buchli, Janet Kavandi

Although their own space missions came decades after Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon, Jim Buchli and Janet Kavandi have now joined the same ranks as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as new inductees in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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April 19, 2019
The Atlantic

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.

April 4, 2019
BBC News

How a Nottingham engineer got a union jack on the Moon

A British engineer has revealed for the first time how he got a union jack on the Moon.

March 29, 2019
MLB News

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.

March 18, 2019
Daily Journal

'It's about our future'

On Saturday morning, a crowd of people from all across Missouri and some from even farther gathered to witness the grand opening of the Grissom Center addition to the Space Museum.

March 12, 2019

Houston, we have a problem (with finding these NASA chairs)

Late 1960s Steelcase Curved-Back Executive Swivel Chairs #1288 are needed for the restoration of the historic Apollo Mission Control Center at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

March 4, 2019
Hawaii News Now

A photo brought to space in honor of Ellison Onizuka finds its Hawaii home

A special mission that began more than three decades ago is now complete.

Feb. 22, 2019

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.

Feb. 19, 2019
The Drive

The Tragic Tale Of How NASA's X-34 Space Planes Ended Up Rotting In Someone's Backyard

The craft were once seen as the future of cheaper, faster space access. Since then they have been reduced to backyard junk that nobody wants to claim.

Feb. 19, 2019
The Hollywood Reporter

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."