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April 23, 2018

Astronaut Hall of Fame adds space shuttle commander and spacewalker

Astronauts Scott Altman and Tom Jones are no strangers to seeing their names included among the stars. The two became the 96th and 97th NASA veterans to be inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.


April 20, 2018

Vladimir Lykahkov, Soviet cosmonaut who flew to three space stations, dies at 76

A Soviet-era cosmonaut who spent almost a year on board three different space stations, Vladimir Lyakhov died on April 19 at the age of 76. Lyakhov logged a total of 333 days as commander of Soyuz missions to the Salyut 6, Salyut 7 and Mir space stations.


April 20, 2018

Netflix doc 'Mercury 13' chronicles first US women tested for spaceflight

A famous scene from space history gets an unexpected twist in the opening moments of "Mercury 13," a new hour-long documentary from Netflix and directors David Sington and Heather Walsh. "That is one small leap for a woman, another giant step for mankind."


April 13, 2018

Gateway to the... moon: Apollo 11 capsule lands on display in St. Louis

St. Louis is often called the "Gateway to the West" because of its Arch. Well, now the city could also be referred to as "Gateway to the Moon" with the opening of the Smithsonian's exhibit "Destination Moon" at the Saint Louis Science Center.


April 11, 2018

Judge finds Apollo astronaut can sue over marketing of replica moon watch

If an astronaut wears a watch on the surface of the moon, does the watchmaker have the right to then use the moonwalker's persona to market a replica of the timepiece? That is the question behind a lawsuit filed by David Scott, the seventh man to walk on the moon.


April 9, 2018

Ellen Stofan, former NASA chief scientist, to head National Air and Space Museum

Ellen Stofan was 8 years old when Apollo 11 landed astronauts on the moon. Now almost 50 years later, she has been chosen to lead the Smithsonian museum entrusted with that mission's artifacts, filling a role first held by a member of the Apollo 11 crew.


April 7, 2018

'E' is for Apollo: 'STEM Education' stamps use spacecraft to illustrate engineering

NASA's Apollo spacecraft illustrates the "E" in "STEM" on a set of four new U.S. postage stamps. The STEM Education stamps depict Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Engineering stamp features Apollo as a "positive" and "recognizable" example.


April 5, 2018

In 'Rocket Men,' Robert Kurson retells the 'greatest space story ever told'

Robert Kurson was at the museum to see a submarine. The author of a bestselling book about the discovery of a U-boat, Kurson was visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago when he came across the Apollo 8 command module.


April 4, 2018

Boeing ops team reveals mission patch for Starliner orbital test flight

The preparations for the first demonstration mission of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew spacecraft took a symbolic step forward with the reveal of its first patch. The NASA team contracted to run Starliner mission control in Houston debuted their emblem.


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