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June 22, 2018

Tran-Quilt-y base: National Quilt Museum opens moon landing exhibit

An art exhibit now open at the National Quilt Museum features a soft-ware approach to the hardware that took the first astronauts to the moon. "Fly Me to the Moon" showcases quilts that honor the Apollo missions that lifted astronauts to the moon 50 years ago.

June 20, 2018

Apollo goodwill moon rock rediscovered in Cambodia debuts on display

A moon rock gifted to Cambodia by the U.S. amidst the Vietnam War has been found and put on display after being all but lost to time and strife. The U.S. Embassy and National Museum in Phnom Penh unveiled the moon rock following a search for its origin.

June 19, 2018

Sally Ride's space stamp collection: Inside the astronaut's albums

Before Sally Ride left her personal stamp on space history, the astronaut found a passion for collecting space-topical stamps. The first American woman to fly into space, Ride was honored with a United States postage stamp of her own.

June 15, 2018

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson retires from NASA

NASA's most experienced astronaut, Peggy Whitson, has hung up her 'space boots.' The holder of multiple records including the most days in space by an American and a woman worldwide, Whitson departed NASA after 32 years of service at the space agency.

June 14, 2018

Russia kicks off 2018 FIFA World Cup with space-flown soccer ball

A soccer ball named for a satellite and sent into Earth orbit was used to kick off the FIFA World Cup. The Adidas Telstar 18 was flown aboard the space station prior to its arrival at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the opening ceremony and match.

June 13, 2018

Ridley Scott creates 'saintly' mission patch for space station science

Ridley Scott's creative vision for symbolizing the science onboard the International Space Station took its shape from Renaissance art. The filmmaker, whose credits include "Alien" and "Blade Runner," created a new patch for the ISS National Laboratory and CASIS.

June 12, 2018

New wristwatches with flown rocket metal link to live view from space

A watchmaker that created timepieces from rocket-flown metal is now looking to connect outer space to your wrist. Werenbach's new Mach 33 watches include a metal plate from a Russian Soyuz rocket and links you to the space station's live view of Earth with a tap.

June 11, 2018

'First Man': Step by 'small step' look at Neil Armstrong film trailer

Houston, the "First Man" trailer has landed – and with it, a whirlwind of scenes that depict almost a decade of space flight history. Here is a step-by-"small step" review of the teaser that shows Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

June 11, 2018

Woman sues NASA over vial of moon dust she says gifted by Neil Armstrong

A woman has sued NASA to claim the moon dust she says Neil Armstrong gifted her as a child. Laura Murray Cicco filed the lawsuit in Kansas seeking title to the dust, which a lab was unable to clearly identify as lunar origin. The suit preempts any action from NASA.

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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.

June 6, 2018
AGU GeoSpace

Scientists solve lunar mystery with aid of missing Moon tapes

After eight years spent recovering lost Moon data from the Apollo missions, scientists report in a new study they've solved a decades-old mystery of why the Moon's subsurface warmed slightly during the 1970s.

June 4, 2018
Huntsville Times

Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, last of German rocket team, dies in Alabama

Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket scientists who was part of Dr. Wernher von Braun's moon rocket team, died at his Huntsville residence Sunday night, people close to the rocket team confirm. He was 104.

May 31, 2018

'Star Trek' Composer Michael Giacchino Tributes NASA With New Musical Work

"Star Trek" composer Michael Giacchino has written a concert work commemorating the 60th anniversary of NASA. The National Symphony Orchestra will debut the piece as part of a pops concert Friday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

May 19, 2018

Statue of astronaut Roger B. Chaffee unveiled downtown Grand Rapids

A seven-foot-tall bronze statue of astronaut Roger B. Chaffee now overlooks a busy corridor in his hometown.

May 2018
AHA Perspectives on History

Archiving the Final Frontier: Preserving Space History for the Future

In July 1975, a NASA Apollo spacecraft linked up in space with a Soviet Soyuz capsule. With the spacecraft docked in place, an American astronaut shook hands with a Soviet cosmonaut, signaling an end to the space race between the two nations. To ensure that the trailblazing joint mission was captured accurately for the historical record, NASA contracted two historians, Edward Clinton Ezell and Linda Neuman Ezell, to record its development and results.