April 29, 2016
Replica on the runway: Mock orbiter lands on real space shuttle strip
Almost five years after the last space shuttle touched down in Florida, an orbiter returned to the runway at the Kennedy Space Center. The mock orbiter "Inspiration" was rolled out to Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility, where it will be rebuilt into a traveling exhibit.
April 28, 2016
NASA T-38 jet reunited with space shuttle Enterprise in New York
A NASA jet that chased the prototype space shuttle Enterprise as it made test landings in California 40 years ago has finally caught up with the orbiter in New York. The T-38 Talon jet, tail number 913, was hoisted up onto the flight deck at the Intrepid Museum.
April 27, 2016
Starliner simulators: Astronauts fly Boeing spacecraft trainers
Two NASA astronauts using virtual switches and a control stick undocked Boeing's CST-100 Starliner commercial crew capsule from the International Space Station on Tuesday (April 26) — that is, until thunderstorms over St. Louis cut the simulation short.
April 25, 2016
Last flight-qualified space shuttle external tank crosses Panama Canal
A giant space shuttle fuel tank made for an unusual sight at the Atlantic Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal. The 154-foot-long (47 meter) external tank, riding on an uncovered flatbed barge, entered the famous waterway on its trip to the California Science Center.
April 20, 2016
NASA spacecraft found in 50 year old time capsule opened in Houston
The first artifact that was pulled out from the newly-unearthed time capsule was a conical piece of plastic. "A Mercury capsule!" one of the spectators called out. "Apollo!" someone else said. In fact, it was a model of a Gemini spacecraft, as NASA was flying in 1966.
April 14, 2016
First telephoto lens used on surface of the moon up for auction
The first telephoto camera lens used by an astronaut on the surface of the moon is now the focus of a week-long online auction that also features a prototype moon buggy and a choice of astronauts' memorabilia being sold to benefit a scholarship fund.
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April 6, 2016
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Astronaut Scott Kelly will write a book about his year in space
Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth last month after spending almost a year aboard the International Space Station, will write a book chronicling his groundbreaking journey. "Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars" will be published by Alfred A. Knopf.
March 19, 2016
Columbus (Ohio) Ledger-Inqurirer
Columbus man's brother walked on the moon
It was July 31, 1971, and the brother who used to drive Tom Scott around San Antonio became the first human to drive on the moon.
March 7, 2016
WTVM-TV Columbus, GA
Columbus Airport stores large NASA space shuttle
A space shuttle is looking to make its final landing here in the Chattahoochee Valley! Residents of Muscogee and Harris counties may have spotted a NASA space shuttle on Monday around town as it was driven to the Columbus Airport for storage.
February 29, 2016
The New York Times
Relics of the Space Age
Nearly three decades ago, Roland Miller, a photographer, received a phone call asking for help in disposing of photography chemicals from an old office building at Cape Canaveral in Florida. When he went there, he was enchanted by the hulking masses of abandoned launch pads. Mr. Miller persuaded NASA and the Air Force to let him take pictures.