February 21, 2019
In the beginning: Israeli 'Beresheet' lander launches for the moon
In the beginning, there was light from nine rocket engines. The Beresheet lunar lander, built by the Israeli non-profit SpaceIL, lifted off for the moon atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The lander's name, "Beresheet," translates to "in the beginning" in Hebrew.
February 17, 2019
Designer offers replica Apollo 11 bag for your moon rocks and more
Forget the Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci knockoffs, what may be the must-have high-end bag replica this summer — 50 years after the first moon landing — is a Puntzi. The design house has recreated a moon rock bag used on NASA's Apollo 11 mission.
February 14, 2019
'Apollo 11' to launch onto IMAX screens on March 1
"Apollo 11" now has a launch date. The Todd Douglas Miller documentary, which features never-before-seen 70mm footage and previously unheard audio from the historic first moon landing mission, will debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on March 1.
February 13, 2019
New US dollar coin honors role of Native Americans in space program
John Herrington is looking forward to his new pocket change. A former NASA astronaut who was the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly into space, Herrington is among those celebrated by the U.S. Mint's 2019 Native American $1 coin.
February 8, 2019
Campaign launched to 'Revive the Saturn V' vertical rocket replica
You can now help revive the Saturn V. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama has launched an effort to return its one-of-a-kind standing replica of the Saturn V moon rocket to its like-new condition in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
February 7, 2019
Virgin Galactic space-flown rocket engine donated to Smithsonian
The hybrid rocket motor that powered Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on its first flight into space will next be used to ignite public interest in the future of spaceflight as an artifact in the Smithsonian National Air and Museum's collection.
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Feb. 22, 2019
Somebody Discovered a Saturn Rocket Motor Just Sitting in a Missouri Junkyard
Whenever I drive past a junkyard, itŐs always a struggle to keep my focus on driving and not crane my neck sideways to scrutinize every interesting bit of twisted metal rusting in the yard. Sometimes, though, that instinct can pay off in big, unexpected ways. Like how this guy happened to notice a rocket motor from a Saturn rocket just sitting in a Missouri scrapyard.
Feb. 19, 2019
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Imax Space Doc Director Toni Myers Dies at 75
NASA astronauts, trained by Myers to use Imax cameras to send back images from space, paid tribute to the director of "Hubble 3D" and "A Beautiful Planet."
Feb. 19, 2019
Speedmaster Signature Case Back Collection (50 Years In Space)
For this week's Speedy Tuesday article, we talk to a guy who has been featured here before in 2015. He calls himself TLIGuy on the Australian based OmegaForums and is occupied with creating an overview of historic moments in manned spaceflight between 1965 and 2015, using Speedmaster case backs.
Jan. 28, 2019
What piece of Pittsburgh would you send to the moon?
Lines should form for this get-out-the-vote plea: An election that will send the winner on a 239,000-mile journey — to the moon! OK, it's a gimmick, but one that Pittsburghers should relish.
Jan. 25, 2019
Apollo Astronauts May Have Brought a Piece of Ancient Earth Back From the Moon
A re-analysis of lunar materials collected during the Apollo 14 mission has resulted in a rather astonishing conclusion: One of the rocks brought back appears to contain a small chunk of Earth dating back some 4 billion years. Incredibly, it's now amongst the oldest terrestrial rocks known to exist.