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September 27, 2023

NASA picks museums to display OSIRIS-REx asteroid samples (exclusive)

As NASA saw its first asteroid sample return to Earth, three museums took particular notice, knowing that they had been chosen to display small examples of the space rock material. The locations have been told to be ready for a debut as early as November.

September 27, 2023

Record-setting NASA astronaut lands with Russian crewmates after year on station

The first American to spend a full year in space and the first two Russians to do the same on the International Space Station have landed safely back on Earth. Frank Rubio, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin touched down on Russia's Soyuz MS-23.

September 25, 2023

SpaceX flight-proven rocket hardware to go on display at Smithsonian

A SpaceX rocket engine that was used in the launch of an Israeli company's first attempt at landing on the moon has now, itself, landed in the Smithsonian. Together with a grid fin, it is one of the first artifacts from SpaceX to join the national collection.

September 24, 2023

NASA's OSIRIS-REx returns to Earth with asteroid Bennu samples

The first U.S. mission to sample an asteroid has landed back on Earth. Descending under an orange and white parachute, NASA's OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule touched down within the Department of Defense's Utah Test and Training Range.

September 22, 2023

US Postal Service drops new OSIRIS-REx stamp ahead of asteroid sample return

NASA's first asteroid sample mission has landed at post offices across the United States two days before the spacecraft's return capsule is set to land back on Earth. The U.S. Postal Service released a new stamp celebrating the OSIRIS-REx probe.

September 20, 2023

Tom Hanks returns to the moon with 'The Moonwalkers,' a new visual experience

What do you get when you combine the production house that made the Washington Monument into a Saturn V moon rocket, the reworked imagery from "Apollo Remastered" and the actor who made "Houston, we have a problem" a household phrase?

September 17, 2023

José Hernández on his 'Cape Crusader' cameo and more in 'A Million Miles Away'

José Hernández is humbled, but also loves "A Million Miles Away." The new film from director Alejandra Márquez Abella is based on the former NASA astronaut's life story. Hernández and Abella spoke about the film and how it was made with collectSPACE.

September 15, 2023

Russia's Soyuz MS-24 launches crew for up to yearlong stay on space station

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub have left Earth to spend a year aboard the International Space Station, flying on Russia's Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft with NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara, who will come home after six months.

September 14, 2023

The other astronauts in 'A Million Miles Away' react to the new film and its focus

They may not be the focus of "A Million Miles Away," but the STS-128 crewmates who flew with astronaut José Hernández, the movie's subject, are happy to see him celebrated on the big screen, just as they were glad to accompany him into space.

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September 21, 2023

How the Skylab 3 Command Module Found Its Home in Cleveland

On Sept. 25, 1973, Tim Hogan and his colleagues from the Navy’s Underwater Demolition Team leapt from a hovering helicopter into the churning Pacific Ocean to recover the Apollo Command Module and its crew following NASA’s Skylab 3 mission. Nearly 13 years later, Hogan and the command module were reunited when the capsule became an exhibit at NASA’s Lewis Research Center (today, NASA Glenn) in Cleveland.

September 20, 2023
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It's not every day that students get asked to create art for NASA. So in August of last year, a Clear Lake High School art teacher jumped on an opportunity for one of his students to share their work in a permanent spot at the Johnson Space Center complex.

September 8, 2023
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The fossilized bones of two ancient human ancestors were aboard Virgin Galactic's third commercial spaceflight in a celebration of discovery.

September 6, 2023

Spikes on top of astronaut Fred Haise's statue causing concern among Biloxi residents

The statue of astronaut Fred Haise on the Lighthouse Pier is turning heads. That's because the city of Biloxi put spikes on top of the statue last week in an effort to preserve it.

September 2, 2023
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NASA astronaut and Pittsburgh native Warren 'Woody' Hoburg takes Terrible Towel to space

If there's one thing in this world... well, now space... that you can count on, it's Pittsburghers letting you know they love their hometown.

September 1, 2023
Washington Post

Marilyn Lovell, stoic wife of Apollo 13 commander, dies at 93

Marilyn Lovell, whose husband commanded the troubled Apollo 13 spacecraft and whose outward stoicism and inward agony epitomized the emotional rigors of the space program for astronauts' wives, died Aug. 27 in Lake Forest, Ill. She was 93.

September 1, 2023
The National

Sheikh Mohammed's new book launched from orbit by astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi

A new children's book written by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, was launched by UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi from orbit on Friday.

August 8, 2023
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Space buff Ozzie Osband, the 'father' of Brevard's countdown 321 area code, passes away

Back in September 1998, colorful space-launch aficionado Robert "Ozzie" Osband proposed a novel idea during a Florida Public Service Commission meeting in Orlando: Give Brevard County a 321 area code to mimic NASA's countdown sequence.