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August 13, 2018

Russia's new cosmonauts include brother of ISS crew member

Russia has announced a new class of cosmonaut trainees, including the younger brother of a crew member now on board the International Space Station. The eight men will undergo two years of basic training prior to becoming eligible for a spaceflight.

August 12, 2018

NASA launches solar probe on mission to 'touch the Sun'

NASA's first mission to "touch the Sun" produced an artificial sunrise as it left Earth. The space agency's Parker Solar Probe will fly into the Sun's atmosphere, or corona, traveling closer to the Sun and faster than any spacecraft in history.

August 7, 2018

NASA's 'Hidden Figures' put forward for Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. lawmakers have plotted a trajectory towards bestowing the nation's highest civilian award to four of NASA's "Hidden Figures" — African American women whose roles as human "computers" helped to open outer space to astronauts in the early 1960s.

August 3, 2018

NASA assigns commercial crews to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, NASA has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The space agency announced the nine men and women who will be the first to fly on new spacecraft operated by Boeing and SpaceX.

August 2, 2018

Shuttle test pilot Bob Crippen's advice for NASA's commercial crews

The last time NASA assigned astronauts to the first test flight of a new U.S. spacecraft — as it plans do for the first time in 40 years — Bob Crippen was front and center. Now, 37 years after he piloted the shuttle, Crippen offers NASA's new commercial crew advice.

July 31, 2018

Museum move reunites historic Gemini 6 spacecraft with its pilot

A historic NASA spacecraft has landed on long-term display at the museum named for its pilot. Gemini 6, which in 1965 achieved the first rendezvous with another spacecraft, quietly made the move to the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Oklahoma.

July 30, 2018

Designer Heron Preston debuts spacesuit streetwear for NASA 60th

Five years after first emailing NASA about designing astronaut spacesuits, streetwear designer Heron Preston is a step closer to fashion's final frontier. He has launched an outerwear line that takes cues from the space agency's 60 years of visual history.

July 25, 2018

NASA, researchers release 19,000 hours of Apollo 11 audio

NASA has a new playlist perfect for counting down to next year's 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Well, it is almost perfect. If started playing non-stop today, it would go well beyond the 50th to the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (and then some).

July 23, 2018

NASA, Peanuts debut deep space look for Astronaut Snoopy at Comic-Con

As it turns out, when it comes to the new partnership between NASA and Peanuts, orange is the new beagle. Snoopy, the comic strip dog created by Charles Schulz, debuted his new orange spacesuit at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Aug. 4, 2018
The Advocate

The case of Louisiana's missing moon rocks partially solved; hunt for second 'Goodwill' moon rock continues

An obsessive space aficionado who once worked for NASA feared for Louisiana with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching: Had the state lost its lunar rocks?

July 30, 2018
Lima (Ohio) News

Armstrong byway to highlight astronaut's childhood

To prepare for the moon landing's 50th anniversary, Wapakoneta citizen groups and local governments are looking for input in the creation of a scenic byway meant to highlight the boyhood of the town's local hero, Neil Armstrong.

July 27, 2018

Moon Rock Flies to Canada in a Lunch Box for New Exhibit

One does not simply walk out of NASA with a moon rock, of course. Sara Arsenault, an employee of the Montreal Science Centre, told she was so nervous while carrying her precious cargo in April that she missed her first flight back from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, forcing her to try again.

July 26, 2018
FOX News

Golf on the Moon: How Alan Shepard tricked NASA and hit the most famous shot in history

When you think of golf, legendary players like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Bobby Jones may come to mind. None of those legends, however, hit arguably the most fabled shot in history. That distinction belongs to a NASA astronaut.

July 16, 2018
WHNT-TV Huntsville

Huntsville gears up for year long lunar landing celebrations

The golden anniversary of the lunar landing takes place next year, and Huntsville is already gearing ready for a year-long celebration.

June 21, 2018
Colorado State University

Astronaut alum Lindgren donates CSU shirt he wore in space

Colorado State University alumnus and astronaut Kjell Lindgren has donated a CSU T-shirt he wore on the International Space Station to the university.

June 13, 2018
The Washington Post

How much is a moon rock really worth?

A Tennessee woman is suing NASA for the right to keep a vial of what she says is moon dust, given to her by astronaut Neil Armstrong in the 1970s. The financial stakes in the lawsuit are potentially quite high.

June 11, 2018
Huntsville Times

Alabama's famous rockets need some help to stay on display

The rockets that put America in space and gave Huntsville its "Rocket City" nickname need some help getting ready for their closeup.

June 8, 2018

Space station veterans give Pope Francis his own flight suit (with cape)

Pope Francis now has the right kind of suit for experiencing heaven in this world.