August 13, 2018
Russia's new cosmonauts include brother of ISS crew member
Russia has announced a new class of cosmonaut trainees, including the younger brother of a crew member now on board the International Space Station. The eight men will undergo two years of basic training prior to becoming eligible for a spaceflight.
August 12, 2018
NASA launches solar probe on mission to 'touch the Sun'
NASA's first mission to "touch the Sun" produced an artificial sunrise as it left Earth. The space agency's Parker Solar Probe will fly into the Sun's atmosphere, or corona, traveling closer to the Sun and faster than any spacecraft in history.
August 7, 2018
NASA's 'Hidden Figures' put forward for Congressional Gold Medal
U.S. lawmakers have plotted a trajectory towards bestowing the nation's highest civilian award to four of NASA's "Hidden Figures" — African American women whose roles as human "computers" helped to open outer space to astronauts in the early 1960s.
August 3, 2018
NASA assigns commercial crews to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft
After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, NASA has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The space agency announced the nine men and women who will be the first to fly on new spacecraft operated by Boeing and SpaceX.
August 2, 2018
Shuttle test pilot Bob Crippen's advice for NASA's commercial crews
The last time NASA assigned astronauts to the first test flight of a new U.S. spacecraft — as it plans do for the first time in 40 years — Bob Crippen was front and center. Now, 37 years after he piloted the shuttle, Crippen offers NASA's new commercial crew advice.
July 31, 2018
Museum move reunites historic Gemini 6 spacecraft with its pilot
A historic NASA spacecraft has landed on long-term display at the museum named for its pilot. Gemini 6, which in 1965 achieved the first rendezvous with another spacecraft, quietly made the move to the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Oklahoma.
July 30, 2018
Designer Heron Preston debuts spacesuit streetwear for NASA 60th
Five years after first emailing NASA about designing astronaut spacesuits, streetwear designer Heron Preston is a step closer to fashion's final frontier. He has launched an outerwear line that takes cues from the space agency's 60 years of visual history.
July 25, 2018
NASA, researchers release 19,000 hours of Apollo 11 audio
NASA has a new playlist perfect for counting down to next year's 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Well, it is almost perfect. If started playing non-stop today, it would go well beyond the 50th to the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (and then some).
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July 30, 2018
Lima (Ohio) News
Armstrong byway to highlight astronaut's childhood
To prepare for the moon landing's 50th anniversary, Wapakoneta citizen groups and local governments are looking for input in the creation of a scenic byway meant to highlight the boyhood of the town's local hero, Neil Armstrong.
July 27, 2018
Moon Rock Flies to Canada in a Lunch Box for New Exhibit
One does not simply walk out of NASA with a moon rock, of course. Sara Arsenault, an employee of the Montreal Science Centre, told Space.com she was so nervous while carrying her precious cargo in April that she missed her first flight back from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, forcing her to try again.
June 13, 2018
The Washington Post
How much is a moon rock really worth?
A Tennessee woman is suing NASA for the right to keep a vial of what she says is moon dust, given to her by astronaut Neil Armstrong in the 1970s. The financial stakes in the lawsuit are potentially quite high.