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October 20, 2014
Tom Hanks flies Alan Bean to the moon in the pages of 'The New Yorker'

There's a certain irony to the observation that Tom Hanks today may be better known for flying to the moon than Alan Bean, who actually went there. The actor and director celebrates Bean and laments his anonymity in the pages of "The New Yorker."


October 17, 2014
X-37B military space plane lands after 22-month secret mission

The U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane has returned to Earth after nearly two years in orbit. The mini space shuttle, also known as an Orbital Test Vehicle, landed on the runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.


October 15, 2014
Alternate Apollo 7: Astronaut's anniversary patch recalls 'Flight of the Phoenix'

Forty-six years ago this week, NASA's first Apollo astronauts to launch into space were circling the Earth, just as the crew's mission patch depicted. The official insignia though, was not what the crew initially envisioned as representing their flight.


October 13, 2014
'Astronaut Wives Club' begins filming for 2015 launch on ABC

The first meeting of "The Astronaut Wives Club" — the made-for-TV-version, that is — has convened in New Orleans. Filming has begun on the 10-episode ABC series, which tells the real story of the women who stood beside the United States' first spacemen.


October 9, 2014
Go for Payload! Spacehab installed inside space shuttle Endeavour for display

A payload was installed in a space shuttle's cargo bay on Oct. 9 for what was very likely the last time in history. In an event titled 'Go for Payload,' the California Science Center added a Spacehab module to the open hold of the retired space shuttle Endeavour.


October 8, 2014
Space Center Houston is first Smithsonian Affiliate in Houston

Space Center Houston is now a member of the Smithsonian crew. The visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center has become the first museum in Houston to be named a Smithsonian Affiliate.


October 6, 2014
Architect proposes 'more fitting container' for Houston's Saturn V rocket

An architect with a self-professed interest in spaceflight has drafted a design to relaunch the display of a Saturn V rocket in Houston. Brantley Hightower's idea for a glass-fronted building came after he visited the Apollo-era booster at NASA's Johnson Space Center.


October 4, 2014
Sweet memories: M&M's candies flew with SpaceShipOne 10 years ago

M&M's, the chocolate candies that "melt in your mouth, not your hand" helped to make commercial spaceflight history 10 years ago on Oct. 4, 2004. The candies were onboard SpaceShipOne when it won the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE.


October 1, 2014
NASA's iconic countdown clock ticks down days to replacement

The countdown is underway for the removal of NASA's iconic launch countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The large digital clock, which has stood for more than four decades, is being replaced by a modern display screen with more capabilities.


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October 1, 2014
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September 30, 2014
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It's halfway home to launching artwork project that will quilt Huntsville's Saturn V rocket
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September 14, 2014
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Vostok-1 Rocket Fragment With Gagarin's Signature Sold in Berlin for $9,700
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