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January 25, 2020

Fallen SpaceShipTwo pilot's name added to Space Mirror Memorial

A name has been added the United States' memorial for fallen astronauts, honoring the first commercial spacecraft pilot lost in the pursuit of opening outer space to the public. SpaceShipTwo pilot Michael Alsbury's name was added to the Space Mirror Memorial.

January 23, 2020

Hilton's first cookie baked in space offered to Smithsonian for display

The first cookie to be baked in space may soon be bound for the Smithsonian. Doubletree by Hilton announced the results of the first-ever bake-off held off the planet, after three of its chocolate chip cookies returned to Earth from the space station.

January 22, 2020

Northrop Grumman names spacecraft for first African American astronaut

The first African American to be selected as an astronaut is being remembered with the naming of a space station cargo capsule set to launch during Black History Month. The next Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft has been christened for Robert Lawrence.

January 21, 2020

LEGO is launching an International Space Station toy model for sale

The International Space Station is about to launch into the LEGO universe. The orbiting laboratory, which for almost 20 years has hosted a continuous human presence in Earth orbit, is being released by LEGO as a toy model.

January 21, 2020

Three history-making space fliers to enter Astronaut Hall of Fame in May

Record-setting spacewalker Michael Lopez-Alegria, Pamela Melroy, one of only two women who commanded the space shuttle, and Scott Kelly, who logged the longest U.S. spaceflight to date, will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.

January 19, 2020

SpaceX destroys rocket in test of Crew Dragon in-flight abort

A SpaceX launch has ended in an abort, dropping its crew capsule into the ocean and leaving its rocket in pieces — exactly to plan. In the last major trial before it can begin launching astronauts, SpaceX flew an in-flight abort test with its Crew Dragon.

January 16, 2020

Astronaut joins Olay's star-studded Super Bowl ad to 'make space for women'

A former NASA astronaut is starring in a Super Bowl ad to help "make space for women." Nicole Stott, who logged more than 100 days on three flights to the International Space Station, is set to appear in Olay's 30-second Big Game spot.

January 15, 2020

New Boeing video shows Snoopy's ride on Starliner orbital flight test

Snoopy's latest adventure as the "world famous astronaut" has now been revealed in a new video from Boeing. The aerospace company released footage from on board the first Orbital Flight Test (OFT) of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft.

January 10, 2020

NASA graduates new class of astronauts to join Artemis-era missions

NASA's new astronauts are ready to come out of their shells and walk on the moon. Nicknamed the "Turtles," the agency's 22nd class of astronauts have graduated from basic training and are now eligible for space flight assignments.

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January 24, 2020
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Kennedy Space Center to offer historic Cape Canaveral bus tour

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January 23, 2020
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January 20, 2020
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Apollo 11 images of Buzz Aldrin get high-def treatment for astronaut's 90th birthday

High-definition images of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing on the surface of the Moon were released Monday on the occasion of Aldrin's 90th birthday.

January 10, 2020
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Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC Designated as National Civil Engineering Landmark

The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC as a national historic civil engineering landmark in a ceremony Friday at KSC.

January 2, 2020
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100 Years Ago: Space Artist Robert McCall Born

Dec. 23, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of space artist Robert T. "Bob" McCall. Born in Columbus, Ohio.

November 22, 2019

That Time Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Landed in 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

In 1971, Apollo astronaut Al Worden flew to the moon, carrying a letter from Mr. Rogers with him.

November 22, 2019

President Nixon Never Actually Gave This Apollo 11 Disaster Speech. MIT Brought It To Life To Illustrate Power Of Deepfakes

Imagine a past in which the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969 — but then became stranded there, leading then-President Nixon to give a speech memorializing the astronauts.

November 19, 2019

50 Years Ago, Americans Made The 2nd Moon Landing... Why Doesn't Anyone Remember?

Fifty years ago, astronaut Pete Conrad stepped out of the lunar module onto the surface of the moon.

November 18, 2019
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Former NASA contractor sentenced to probation for stealing $15,000 in flight jackets

A former NASA Johnson Space Center contractor was sentenced to two years of probation on Monday for stealing nearly $15,000 in flight jackets and reselling them.