June 2, 2020
SpaceX Crew Dragon docking depicted on new Houston postmark
SpaceX's Crew Dragon has arrived at the International Space Station, both in orbit and on a new postmark. In commemoration of the historic docking, the U.S. Postal Service has introduced a new pictorial postmark depicting the capsule and its destination.
May 29, 2020
NASA marks new era of spaceflight with resurgence of 'worm' logo
What began as a single instance on the side of a rocket, has now grown into a full-fledge infestation. The "worm," NASA's former logo that was retired 30 years ago, has taken over the first mission to fly astronauts from a U.S.-based launchpad in nearly a decade.
May 28, 2020
Tristan Eaton's 'Human Kind' art flying on SpaceX astronaut launch
A street artist whose portfolio includes multi-story-tall murals and designer toys has ventured into a new genre — space art. As in artwork launched into outer space. "My art is going to space today!" exclaimed Tristan Eaton about SpaceX's first astronaut launch.
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May 19, 2020
Annie Glenn, widow of U.S. Sen. John Glenn, dies at 100
Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, died Tuesday at age 100. Glenn died of COVID-19 complications at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minnesota, said Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
May 13, 2020
Ed Harrison, who helped shape how the world saw space launches, dies at 81
A longtime public affairs officer at Kennedy Space Center, Harrison spent much of his time working with photographers and videographers to ensure they had access to capture launch photos and video that would run on front pages and lead TV news reports going back to the Mercury program in the early 1960s.
April 28, 2020
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James Beggs, 94, Is Dead; NASA Chief Championed Space Shuttle
James M. Beggs, the NASA chief who oversaw more than 20 successful space shuttle launches and who was on leave during the fatal Challenger explosion in 1986, died on April 23 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 94.
April 13, 2020
How Snoopy Ended Up On The Speedmaster, And The 50th Anniversary Of The Apollo 13 Incident
In 2003, Omega released a limited edition Speedmaster which had a rather quirky addition to the dial and caseback. On the dial, in the running seconds sub-dial at 9:00, was an improbable little figure: a cartoon dog in a cartoon spacesuit, doing a cheerful jig against a stellar backdrop, with the words "Eyes On The Stars" above his helmet.
April 13, 2020
Apollo 13 at 50 Years: Looking Back at the Mission's Lost Lunar Science
Had everything gone to plan, NASA's third mission to land astronauts on the moon would have deployed a pallet of science instruments and brought back samples from humanity's first visit to the lunar uplands. Instead, 50 years ago this month, Apollo 13 "had a problem."