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December 9, 2022

Artemis I versus Apollo 17: 50 years apart, which the greater challenge?

Packed aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft, now on its way back from orbiting the moon, is a patch representing the last mission to land astronauts on the lunar surface. Apollo 17 landed on the moon 50 years to the day before Artemis I is set to splashdown.


December 7, 2022

Build your own LEGO minifigures as flown to the moon on Artemis I

If NASA can send LEGO minifigures to the moon, then you can assemble your own set at home. The space agency, in collaboration with LEGO Eduction, launched a crew of four diminutive astronauts on its Artemis I mission, which is on its way back to Earth.


December 6, 2022

Naval Academy's NASA-inspired uniforms extend Army-Navy Game's space history

A long-lasting rivalry that first reached into outer space almost 60 years ago is bringing NASA's history onto the football field as part of this year's Army-Navy Game. The Navy Midshipmen will wear uniforms highlighting the service's role in the U.S. space program.


December 5, 2022

Before heading to Earth, NASA's Artemis I looks at Apollo moon sites

With one eye on the future and the other the past, NASA's Artemis I mission flew over the historic Apollo landing sites as it began its journey back to Earth. The spacecraft flew over the areas where Americans landed on the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


December 4, 2022

Shenzhou 14 crew lands after six months working to complete China's space station

Three Chinese astronauts are safely back on Earth after six months working to complete their country's space station. Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe touched down on the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft at the Denfong landing site in the Gobi Desert.


December 2, 2022

Space 220 at Disney World's Epcot serves up more space fact trading cards

Diners enjoying the fare on the Centauri space station can take home a souvenir that dips even further into the solar system. The Space 220 restaurant at Disney's Epcot gives out trading cards featuring space food, exploration and "sky-high innovations."


December 1, 2022

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft lands at Chicago museum ahead of exhibit

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that twice splashed down has now landed for its last time — in Chicago. The capsule, which flew two missions to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station, arrived at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI).


November 29, 2022

Saturn V, space shuttle Pathfinder up for 'adoption' to aid in artifact preservation

You can now take an aerospace relic under your "wing" and help give it the care it needs for the years to come. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Education Foundation has launched an "Adopt an Artifact" program to aid in the preservation of historic vehicles.


November 29, 2022

China launches Shenzhou 15 crew for first direct handover on space station

China has for the first time sent astronauts into space before bringing home its prior crew from the country's space station. Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu lifted off aboard the Shenzhou 15 spacecraft atop a Long March-2F rocket.


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