February 27, 2017
Apollo 11 spacecraft tags land on Antiques Roadshow for appraisal
Only days after the Smithsonian announced its national tour for Columbia, the spacecraft that flew the first men to walk on the moon, two rare artifacts off the Apollo 11 command module have turned up at a different type of roadshow — the Antiques Roadshow.
February 22, 2017
Smithsonian to launch Apollo 11 Columbia spacecraft on national tour
The historic NASA spacecraft that flew with the first U.S. astronauts to walk on the moon will launch on a national tour celebrating the 50 years since its lunar mission. The Apollo 11 command module Columbia will travel to Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.
February 14, 2017
Space shuttle crew mates Ochoa, Foale to enter Astronaut Hall of Fame
The first hispanic woman to fly in space and a physicist who turned to the stars to survive a collision in orbit will be inducted in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May. Ellen Ochoa and Michael Foale, who flew together on the space shuttle, will be honored.
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