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August 9, 2022

Senator who helped save Hubble donates space telescope collection

A politician who helped save the Hubble Space Telescope has now donated her space souvenirs to the operations center that runs the observatory. Retired Senator Barbara Mikulski is giving her memorabilia to the Space Telescope Science Institute.

August 8, 2022

Cosmonaut Anatoly Filipchenko, who led two docking test flights, dies at 94

Soviet-era cosmonaut Anatoly Filipchenko, who launched on two docking tests, first for a possible Russian moon landing and then the first joint flight with the United States, has died at the age of 94. Filipchenko was the commander of Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 16.

August 3, 2022

Apollo 11 relics among 10,000 mementos flying on Artemis I to the moon

A small lunar sample and a piece of the rocket that enabled its collection more than 50 years ago are set to launch on NASA's next mission back to the moon. The Apollo 11 artifacts are part of the Artemis I Official Flight Kit (OFK).

August 3, 2022

European Space Agency recruits Shaun (the sheep) for Artemis I moon mission

A popular stop-motion sheep is about to go from Mossy Bottom Farm to the moon. Shaun, the title character from the animated television series "Shaun the Sheep," has been assigned a space on the Artemis I mission, set to fly past the moon and return.

August 2, 2022

Smithsonian to debut reimagined Air and Space Museum galleries on Oct. 14

The countdown is now on for the launch of the first reimagined galleries in the National Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian has announced that after six months being closed to the public, it will re-open half of the museum's flagship building on Oct. 14.

August 1, 2022

Astronaut's grandson partners on project to restore Apollo 15 'AstroVette'

A rare Corvette is set to be restored, 51 years after its one-time owner launched with the first car to be driven on the moon. Project AstroVette Endeavour aims to return a classic white coupe to its 1971 condition, when it was leased to astronaut Al Worden.

July 26, 2022

Buzz Aldrin's moon-flown Apollo 11 jacket sells for record $2.8 million at Sotheby's

A jacket worn to the moon by astronaut Buzz Aldrin set a new record for the most-ever paid at auction for a flown-in-space artifact, while Aldrin's pen credited with saving the Apollo 11 mission failed to sell at Sotheby's in New York.

July 25, 2022

First NASA capsule to fly into space lands at Long Island museum

An early American spacecraft that survived two launches — albeit, the first one only reaching inches above the ground — has touched down at a museum in Long Island, New York. Mercury-Redstone 1A (MR-1A) is now on display at the Cradle of Aviation.

July 22, 2022

'For All Mankind' to lift off for 4th season on Apple TV+

"For All Mankind" has the "go" to launch into its fourth season. The announcement was made during the alternate series' cast and crew panel at San Diego Comic Con. The Apple TV+ show is currently seven episodes into its 10-part third season.

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