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November 26, 2021 • Sponsored

Memorabilia dealer to fly personal photos, diamonds on space station exterior

"Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky." How do you make a diamond more precious than it already is? Like the nursery rhyme says, fly it high. The Space Collective, a space memorabilia dealer, is doing just that with new "Space Diamonds."

November 26, 2021

Russia's 'Prichal' nodal module docks to space station, adds new ports

The International Space Station now has five new docking ports with the arrival of a new Russian-made module. Roscosmos' "Prichal" nodal module completed an autonomous approach and docking to the space station.

November 24, 2021

NASA DART launches on collision course to redirect an asteroid

After billions of years of asteroids impacting Earth, NASA has taken its first step to strike back. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, will intentionally slam into a small moon orbiting a space rock to slightly knock it off course.

November 23, 2021

Blue Origin to fly first astronaut's daughter, GMA host on New Shepard spaceflight

Sixty years after watching her father launch on the first American spaceflight, Laura Shepard Churchley is ready to follow in his footsteps. Churchley will fly with GMA host Michael Strahan on Blue Origin's first New Shepard spaceflight with six crew members.

November 22, 2021

'The Infinite' VR space station tour to bring exclusive spacewalk to Houston

Houston, home of the training facilities and mission control for NASA's operations on the International Space Station, will host the U.S. premiere of "The Infinite," a virtual and augmented reality adventure to the orbiting outpost.

November 17, 2021

Smithsonian FUTURES exhibit examines space artifacts of the future

A solar sail that tacked into the light, a keyboard used to navigate to the moon and a spacesuit-clad android are among the "artifacts of the future" in the new forward-looking exhibit, FUTURES, at the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building.

November 15, 2021

Martha Stewart helps NASA select Deep Space Food Challenge winners

From a method for turning microalgae into crunchy bite-sized snacks to a space-based bread maker, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have named the winners of the first Deep Space Food Challenge, a contest that sought novel food technologies.

November 13, 2021

Astronaut Hall of Fame adds three space station-era astronauts still making history

Typically, the space explorers inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame do not add significantly to their records between the time when they are announced and when they are enshrined. This year's class being inducted, though, was anything but typical.

November 12, 2021

Snoopy to fly on NASA's Artemis I mission in one-of-a-kind spacesuit

Snoopy is bound for the moon, again. The intrepid space explorer, who in 1969 became the world's first beagle to land on the lunar surface — at least in the Peanuts comic strips drawn by the late Charles M. Schulz — is set to fly on NASA's Artemis I.

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November 30, 2021
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Missing and worth millions: Plucked from the moon, dozens of lunar rocks have disappeared

They are among the rarest items on Earth, worth millions of dollars on the black market. They've been at the center of stings, swindles and high-profile heists. Still others have been stashed away in garages or storage units untouched for years or possibly decades.

October 30, 2021
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Why artist and engineer Xin Liu sent her wisdom tooth into outer space

Artist and engineer Xin Liu put herself out there for her "Living Distance" project — literally. The New York- and Beijing-based artist packed up her wisdom tooth and sent it into outer space in a custom machine built from robotics materials.

October 11, 2021
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September 16, 2021
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Russia to Open New Frontier in Space, Shooting First Full-Length Movie

The first satellite in space, the first dog, the first man, the first woman and now — if all goes as planned — the first movie.

September 15, 2021
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'Bringing Columbia Home': The Gotham Group & MakeSay To Produce Film Examining Aftermath Of Space Shuttle Disaster

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September 1, 2021
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New Philadelphia man designs Ohio space patch

After collecting about 2,000 patches, Kevin Petitte of New Philadelphia has designed one himself. It was his wife, Denise McEnroe-Petitte, who inspired the creation while they were sitting at the kitchen table one evening.

August 24, 2021
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Kansas' premier space museum, the Cosmosphere, gets a major facelift

Kansas' premier space museum — Hutchinson's Cosmosphere — is getting a facelift. Three of the 12 galleries will get new paint, new graphics and state-of-the-art sound. But the historical documents and spaceships will remain.

August 4, 2021
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A piece of Apollo space history comes to The Bishop from the family of an astronaut

Fifty years after the Apollo 15 crew visited the moon, members of the family of astronaut Jim Irwin, the lunar module pilot who also drove the lunar rover, unveiled his NASA Ambassador of Exploration Award at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.