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February 26, 2021

Astronaut Garrett Reisman guest stars on 'For All Mankind' (interview)

Veteran astronaut Garrett Reisman was reviewing the script for an episode of "For All Mankind" when he came across a familiar name. collectSPACE spoke with Reisman about his cameo in Season 2 of the Apple TV+ alternate history series.


February 25, 2021

China to exhibit Chang'e 5-returned moon soil at National Museum in Beijing

Some of the first samples of the moon to be brought back to Earth in more than 40 years are set to go on public display in Beijing. A small portion of the lunar regolith collected by China's recent Chang'e 5 robotic mission will debut at the National Museum of China.


February 24, 2021

Full-size mock International Space Station closes with end of Fry's Electronics

The International Space Station has gone out of business — in a Houston suburb. Fry's Electronics closed all of its retail stores, including its Webster, Texas location, which featured a one-of-a-kind, full-scale mockup of the sprawling orbital complex.


February 23, 2021

Apollo 13 astronauts statue touches down at Space Center Houston

NASA's Apollo 13 crew has landed in Houston — permanently and perpetually. Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and the late Jack Swigert have been immortalized as a new bronze statue now on display at Space Center Houston.


February 22, 2021

Experience Perseverance landing on Mars in first video, audio from NASA rover

You can now experience what it is like to plummet through the atmosphere, descend by parachute and rocket to a touchdown on Mars, thanks to video recorded by NASA's Perseverance rover. Further, Perseverance recorded the sound of the Martian wind.


February 19, 2021

'For All Mankind' Season 2 blasts off with nods to NASA's space shuttle past

On May 21, 1983, it had been more than a decade since astronauts had walked on the moon. In the alternate history of "For All Mankind," though, humans were still on the lunar surface, ever since the Soviets landed the first cosmonaut on the moon.


February 18, 2021

NASA Perseverance rover lands on Mars to collect signs of life

NASA now has six new wheels sitting on the surface of Mars, ready to begin the first dedicated search for signs of life to return to Earth. The Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet in Jezero Crater, the site of a 3.5-billion-year-old river basin.


February 16, 2021

Krispy Kreme to offer 'Mars Doughnut' for Perseverance rover landing

Krispy Kreme has announced a sweet way to celebrate NASA's Perseverance rover arriving at Mars: a limited edition doughnut landing at shops for just one day. The new Kreme-filled Mars Doughnut features a red planet swirl and chocolate cookie crumbles.


February 16, 2021

Special postmark will mark Perseverance on Mars, if rover survives landing

The U.S. Postal Service plans to mark the landing of NASA's next spacecraft on Mars, if indeed the Perseverance rover makes it down to the surface of the Red Planet. A postmark has been designed to celebrate the touch down of the six-wheeled explorer.


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February 18, 2021
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Bruce Blackburn, Designer of Ubiquitous NASA Logo, Dies at 82


Bruce Blackburn, a graphic designer whose modern and minimalist logos became ingrained in the nation's consciousness, including the four bold red letters for NASA known as the "worm" and the 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial star, died on Feb. 1 in Arvada, Colo., near Denver. He was 82.

February 12, 2021
The New York Times

Earth to Voyager 2: After a Year in the Darkness, We Can Talk to You Again


In the nearly 44 years since NASA launched Voyager 2, the spacecraft has gone beyond the frontiers of human exploration by visiting Uranus, Neptune and, eventually, interstellar space. Last March, the agency was compelled to shut down its only means of reaching 12 billion miles across the heavens to this robotic trailblazer. On Friday, Earth's haunting silence will come to an end as NASA switches that communications channel back on, restoring humanity's ability to say hello to its distant explorer.

February 4, 2021
BBC Sport

Golf on the moon: Apollo 14 50th anniversary images find Alan Shepard's ball and show how far he hit it


The first he shanked into a crater. The second he claimed to have smashed "miles and miles and miles."

January 27, 2021
Florida Today

Charles Hollinshead, one time "Voice of Apollo," dies


Charles T. Hollinshead, the last living NASA launch commentator for the Apollo Program passed away Monday at a veterans home in Asheville, North Carolina, after contracting Covid-19.

January 19, 2021
Huntsville Times

Space shuttle model at U.S. Space & Rocket Center being dismantled, refurbished


After sitting exposed to the elements outside the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for more than 30 years, the full-scale model of the space shuttle needs a lot of work. Just how much work is the question.

January 19, 2021
Business Today

ISRO to launch customised space-themed t-shirts, mugs, other merchandise


Along the lines of what American space agency NASA has done, the ISRO too is mulling to come out with customised t-shirts, posters, coffee mugs, key chains, and posters etc., as such keepsakes are the most sought-after by space enthusiasts.

January 17, 2021
SpaceNews

Virgin Orbit reaches orbit on second LauncherOne mission


Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit on its second flight Jan. 17, demonstrating the performance of the air-launch system after years of development.

December 25, 2020
Global Times

Mao's birthplace receives Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft reentry capsule


The reentry capsule of Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft was officially handed over to Shaoshan in Central China's Hunan Province — the birthplace of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Friday, a day ahead of the 127th anniversary of Mao's birth.

December 25, 2020
The Times, London

Ashes of Star Trek's Scotty smuggled on to International Space Station


As one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott spent a lifetime exploring the galaxy on the USS Enterprise, boldly going beyond the final frontier. Now it can be revealed that in death the actor who played the starship's chief engineer has travelled nearly 1.7 billion miles through space, orbiting Earth more than 70,000 times, after his ashes were hidden secretly on the International Space Station.