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May 21, 2022

Video game character becomes real-life 'Kerbalnaut' on Boeing Starliner

In the game Kerbal Space Program, if the rocket you design does not reach its desired destination, you return to the hangar, correct your problems and launch again. So it only seems right that the first real-life flight of a Kerbal is on Boeing's second Starliner test.

May 20, 2022

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner achieves first docking with space station

Starliner has arrived at the space station. An achievement long in coming, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station for the first time. The docking marked a major step towards Starliner flying with astronauts.

May 20, 2022

United Nations celebrates Mars missions on new postage stamps

With more countries operating spacecraft on and around Mars than ever before, the United Nations Postal Administration is celebrating human achievement at the red planet with "Planet Mars," its latest release of postage stamps.

May 19, 2022

Boeing Starliner capsule lifts off to space station on second orbital flight test

The second launch of Boeing's commercial CST-100 Starliner spacecraft got off to a better start than its first, with the uncrewed capsule now on its way to the International Space Station. The Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 launched atop a ULA Atlas V rocket.

May 18, 2022

Groundbreaking set for launch-like display of retired space shuttle Endeavour

More than a decade after it was grounded, NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour is soon to be the focus of a groundbreaking. The California Science Center is set to begin of construction of a new museum that will display Endeavour poised for launch.

May 16, 2022

'For All Mankind' season 3 trailer previews three-way space race to Mars

A three-way race to Mars is set to lift off with the return of the critically-acclaimed "For All Mankind." Apple TV+ released the trailer for the third season, which sees the series jump ahead nearly ten years, picking up in the early '90s with all eyes set on the red planet.

May 10, 2022

Statue of first American woman in space to be unveiled at Cradle of Aviation

A statue of the first American woman to fly into space will soon stand near where the first lunar landing spacecraft were built, just as NASA works toward landing the first woman on the moon. The Cradle of Aviation Museum will host the Sally Ride monument.

May 6, 2022

Meringue on the moon: Top Chef winning dish to fly on NASA mission

Buddha Lo's pavlova will someday travel "miles and miles" on a NASA mission. Lo, a cheftestant on the Bravo competition "Top Chef: Houston," won the show's space food challenge, qualifying his meringue-based dessert for a place on an astronaut's menu.

May 6, 2022

Crew-3 astronauts on SpaceX 'Endurance' splash down from space station

Descending under parachutes into the Gulf of Mexico, SpaceX's Dragon capsule "Endurance" brought four astronauts back from the International Space Station after an almost six-month stay. The splashdown off the coast of Florida safely returned Crew-3.

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May 12, 2022
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February 14, 2022
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Biloxi honors native son and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise with statue and moonwalk

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