September 16, 2019
Lawmakers propose renaming NASA Ohio facility for Neil Armstrong
The first man on the moon could soon have a second NASA facility renamed in his memory. Lawmakers have introduced a bill to redesignate NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, for Neil Armstrong, who was first to walk on the moon 50 years ago.
September 6, 2019
India loses contact with Vikram lander on final approach to moon
India's first attempt at landing a spacecraft on the moon ended more than a mile above the surface when communications with the probe were lost. ISRO had been proceeding towards a touchdown with its Vikram lander, part of the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission.
September 5, 2019
Astronaut creates deluxe edition of Apollo 11 moon landing plan
An astronaut who set records while circling Earth aboard spacecraft and aircraft has now put together the ultimate flight plan for landing on the moon. Terry Virts has created "Apo11o: To the Moon and Back," honoring the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.
August 26, 2019
Barbie hails astronaut Sally Ride with new 'Inspiring Women' doll
Barbie has added to her astronaut wardrobe the flight suit of a real space explorer. Mattel revealed its Barbie Inspiring Women Series Sally Ride doll, modeled after the late NASA astronaut who was the first U.S. woman and youngest American to launch into space.
August 20, 2019
Snoopy and NASA discover space in new McDonald's Happy Meal
Kids can now join Astronaut Snoopy as he blasts off on his NASA adventures with a new McDonald's Happy Meal. "Discover Space with Snoopy," produced with NASA, features toys and books themed to Charles Schulz's comic strip dog and spaceflight.
August 19, 2019
Boeing astronaut reveals mission patches for Starliner flight tests
The first astronauts assigned to launch on Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft now have a mission patch to represent their flight. Boeing's first commercial astronaut revealed the emblem that the crew will wear, as well as the new insignia for two Starliner tests.
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August 29, 2019
Jeff Bezos touts Blue Origin's space postcard campaign for kids
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a mockup of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander in May, he also unveiled a more down-to-earth enterprise: the Club for the Future, a nonprofit effort aimed at promoting science education through fun space-oriented projects.
August 14, 2019
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A highly engaged group of conspiracy theorists can override a fact-based endeavor's internet ads. This was a lesson that Benedict Redgrove, a photographer, said he took away from his recent attempt to advertise his space photo project on Facebook and Instagram.
August 3, 2019
Moesgaard Museum (Højbjerg, Denmark)
Viking Stone from Aarhus made a round-trip to space
In 2015, a whetstone from the Viking Age's Aros (Aarhus) joined Denmark's first ESA astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, when he spent eight days aboard the International Space Station ISS. This makes the stone the thing from the Viking Age to travel the furthest — ever! In 313 days, it circled the Earth 16 times a day, thus traveling over 200 million kilometers.
July 29, 2019
Talking Watches With David Williams
Meet the Canadian astronaut who's traveled to the bottom of the ocean and spacewalked in low Earth orbit — and wore the same watch for both.
July 23, 2019
Irish moon landing stamp spells 'moon' wrong
The Republic of Ireland's postal service has apologised for spelling "the moon" wrong in Irish on its new commemorative stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing.
July 21, 2019
A Lego designer talks about designing spaceships and collaborating with NASA
In 1978, Lego launched the first sets in its line of space toys, almost a decade after the Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon for the first time. Since then, the company has consistently released sets featuring spaceships, astronauts and lunar bases, including detailed sets that draw on the hardware from real space missions.