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January 15, 2021

'Sun Science' postage stamps will feature NASA solar observatory images

A new set of postage stamps will shine light on a NASA mission exploring our nearest star. The U.S. Postal Service announced "Sun Science," a set of ten different stamps that will feature digital images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

January 15, 2021

Cold War heats up on the moon in 'For All Mankind' season two trailer

Space shuttles fly to the moon and astronauts take up arms in the new trailer for the second season of "For All Mankind," the alternate space history series from creator Ronald D. Moore. The series returns to streaming on Apple TV+ on Feb. 19.

January 14, 2021

Astronaut William Thornton, who invented space shuttle treadmill, dies at 91

Former NASA astronaut William "Bill" Thornton, who used his own inventions to measure and combat the ill-effects of microgravity while on board two space shuttle missions, has died at the age of 91. He logged a total of 13 days in orbit.

January 14, 2021

After 'Apollo 11': New short film goes into 'Quarantine' after first moon landing

Long before millions of people from around the globe isolated themselves to protect against a pandemic, three astronauts spent 21 days secluded from the rest of the world after being exposed to the moon, as shown in the new short film "Apollo 11: Quarantine."

January 11, 2021

Boeing to boost space station power with new solar arrays

The International Space Station will soon be getting a power boost. The space station, which has drawn its electricity from eight large solar panels for more than 15 years, will soon be augmented with six new arrays to power its continued and expanded use.

January 5, 2021

Omega debuts next generation of NASA-qualified Speedmaster moonwatches

A new generation of the first watch worn on the moon carries on its iconic Apollo-era look while introducing the highest level of precision available from a modern Swiss-made chronograph. Omega debuted its new Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional.

January 1, 2021

New law is first to protect Apollo sites from future moon missions

Protecting and preserving the historic sites where the Apollo astronauts first landed on the moon is now not only a good idea, it is also the law. The "One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act" is the first bill to address the artifacts left on the moon.

December 30, 2020

NASA Plum Brook test facility renamed for astronaut Neil Armstrong

A remote Ohio facility used to test NASA's new moon-bound spacecraft has been renamed for the first astronaut to step foot on the lunar surface. NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio is now the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility.

December 21, 2020

Silver dollar unveiled for fallen 'Teacher in Space' Christa McAuliffe

The design of the first U.S. coin to honor a teacher has been formally unveiled, showing the first educator to launch towards space. The Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar is being issued in celebration of the life and legacy of McAuliffe, who died on NASA's Challenger.

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December 25, 2020
Global Times

Mao's birthplace receives Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft reentry capsule

The reentry capsule of Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft was officially handed over to Shaoshan in Central China's Hunan Province — the birthplace of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Friday, a day ahead of the 127th anniversary of Mao's birth.

December 25, 2020
The Times, London

Ashes of Star Trek's Scotty smuggled on to International Space Station

As one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott spent a lifetime exploring the galaxy on the USS Enterprise, boldly going beyond the final frontier. Now it can be revealed that in death the actor who played the starship's chief engineer has travelled nearly 1.7 billion miles through space, orbiting Earth more than 70,000 times, after his ashes were hidden secretly on the International Space Station.

December 22, 2020
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Buzz Aldrin's former home being eyed as a prospective museum

A Montclair resident who has worked for noted museums for 25 years is calling for Buzz AldrinŐs first home on Princeton Place to be turned into a museum.

December 2020
Air&Space Magazine

The Man Who Photographs Rocket Launches for a Living

Bill Ingalls has never been in space, but in more than 30 years as a contract photographer for NASA, he has traveled nearly everywhere else.

November 23, 2020
Ars Technica

How a Thanksgiving Day gag ruffled feathers in Mission Control

The phone call from the "Mountain" to Mission Control in Houston came at just about the worst possible time. It was the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning in 1991. Up in space, the crew members on board space shuttle Atlantis were sleeping. Now all of a sudden, Lead Flight Director Milt Heflin faced a crisis.

November 6, 2020

Haul of rare photos of space exploration's 'golden age' up for auction, including Armstrong on moon

A rare photograph of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon is among thousands of space photographs in a collection up for auction at Christie's.

October 28, 2020
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Space collection is out of this world

Kevin Petitte's interest in the space program began with a broken leg when he was struck by a car at the age of 6. The accident gave Petitte plenty of time to follow NASA's Mercury program astronauts. As a surprise, his mother wrote to the Mercury astronauts, who sent her son autographed photos.

October 27, 2020
Chicago Tribune

With skeletons in retro shirts and ties, Park Ridge family's Halloween display recreates 1966 NASA space launch

When it comes to decorating their front yard for Halloween, Ken and Julie Kovacin's visions go far beyond the typical jack-o'-lantern. This year, they went all the way back to the early days of space travel.

October 24, 2020

Resting places for Boeing's moon rovers win Washington state landmark status

Three spots on the moon are now official Washington state historic landmarks, thanks to a unanimous vote by a state commission.