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September 2, 2014
Dog spacesuit among artist's Soviet space artifacts being auctioned

A German artist who once painted the side of a Russian rocket is auctioning his Soviet space relic collection, including examples of his own space art, a piece of of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok space capsule and a "dog space suit."

August 31, 2014
Lego may make Hubble Space Telescope toy now it has 10,000 votes

A fan's idea for a LEGO toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus. The design for a toy brick model of the orbiting observatory got 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, qualifying it to be reviewed for possible production.

August 29, 2014
Tire marks and teardrop tiles: Smithsonian curator on shuttle Discovery at 30 years

NASA's retired space shuttle Discovery will mark the 30th anniversary of its first launch being admired by fans of all ages, according to the Smithsonian's curator charged with its care. "If Discovery could talk," Valerie Neal said, "it would surely express happiness..."

August 28, 2014
NASA commits to building Space Launch System, sets 2018 to be ready to fly

NASA has committed to building the Space Launch System, a next-generation heavy-lift rocket, and having it ready to fly by no later than Nov. 2018. The SLS passed a rigorous review, setting a cost baseline and schedule for moving forward with its development.

August 26, 2014
Air Force museum to restore retired rocket

A massive retired military rocket is about to begin undergoing a museum restoration and its curators are seeking help to ensure it is exhibited correctly. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announced plans to begin restoring its 18-story-tall Titan 4B rocket.

August 25, 2014
NASA's New Horizons probe crosses orbit of Neptune 25 years after Voyager 2

An interplanetary crossing evoked a historic crossover, as NASA's New Horizons probe traversed the orbit of Neptune on its way to Pluto, 25 years to the day after the agency's Voyager 2 became the first to encounter the eighth planet from the sun.

August 25, 2014
Mate-Demate demolition: Tower that lifted space shuttles being dismantled

The steel tower used to mount NASA space shuttles atop jumbo jets to fly them cross-country after they landed in California is now being dismantled. The Mate-Demate Device at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center stood for four decades.

August 22, 2014
NASA astronaut Steven Nagel dies at 67

NASA astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle missions, died Thursday, Aug. 21. He was 67. Nagel died after a long battle with cancer, the Association of Space Explorers reported.

August 20, 2014
ABC developing 'Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth' as TV sitcom

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's advice for life on Earth has become the basis for a television sitcom. ABC committed to the production of a pilot episode for a family comedy inspired by Hadfield's book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth."

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August 25, 2014

The Moon Smells: Apollo Astronauts Describe Lunar Aroma
The moon has a distinctive smell. Ask any Apollo moonwalker about the odiferous nature of the lunar dirt and you'll get the same answer.

August 22, 2014

'Moon Museum' exhibit opens at FSW
A 45-year secret is being revealed in Lee County. A new art exhibit opened Friday at Florida Southwestern State College. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is presenting the "Moon Museum."

August 12, 2014
Florida Today

Shuttle emblem placed at monument
A huge stainless steel image of the space shuttle program emblem was added to the collection of monuments over the weekend at Space View Park in Titusville.

August 7, 2014
Long Beach Press Telegram

Downey's Columbia Memorial Space Center teams up with Google to bring online museum experience
More than a dozen children gathered around three laptop computers at Downey's Columbia Memorial Space Center staring intently at the glowing screens with wide, eager eyes.

July 30, 2014
NBC News

Apollo Engineer Restores Moon Rover Trainer
That's one giant moon buggy for a retired Apollo veteran: Rutledge Alexander "Putty" Mills worked as chief of vehicles for Manned Lunar Expedition Studies in the Apollo program during the 1960s and 70s, and now he's restoring a lunar rover test vehicle at his home in Santa Ynez, California.

July 20, 2014
Scientific American

Should the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites Be Protected?
The Sea of Tranquility remains tranquil today, but it may not always be so. The site, where Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon 45 years ago this Sunday, has apparently been undisturbed since then. But a growing number of countries, including China and India, are planning moon missions, and new commercial space players may make lunar landings well.

July 16, 2014
Australian Broadcasting Corp.

NSW man who believes he found space junk from Russian rocket posts it on Gumtree for $100,000
A man who believes he found a piece of space junk from the Russian rocket which spectacularly re-entered the atmosphere over Australia put it up for sale for $100,000.

July 16, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle

NASA artifacts from Ames center go on display in local spaces
Well before World War II, when fields around Mountain View and Sunnyvale were rich with crops and orchards and no one had dreamed of Silicon Valley, the Army ruled a former Navy base at Moffett Field and trained its pilots for the Army Air Corps.