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April 23, 2014
Apollo 12 astronaut's moon mementos up for auction

Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, is selling a small treasure trove of souvenirs he brought back from his 1969 lunar voyage. Bean has entrusted his moon memorabilia to Heritage Auctions of Dallas for their May 14 sale.


April 21, 2014
Laptop Clinton used to send historic email to outer space auctioned for $60K

Long before the first Instagram from space, the first check-in from orbit, or even the first astronaut's tweet, John Glenn sent an email to Bill Clinton. The reply it prompted was the very first email transmitted by a sitting U.S. president — it just happened to be to space.


April 18, 2014
SpaceX launches science-packed Dragon capsule on space station supply run

A commercial cargo spacecraft loaded with more than two tons of scientific experiments and equipment lifted off for the International Space Station on April 18, after more than a month of delays. SpaceX's Dragon launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral.


April 17, 2014
John Houbolt, NASA engineer who fought for Apollo moon landing method, dies

Were it not for John C. Houbolt, the United States might never have landed men on the moon. The engineer, who died at the age of 95, sold the nation's space program leaders on an alternate flight plan, called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (LOR).


April 14, 2014
NASA signs over historic Launch Pad 39A to SpaceX

One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies), the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.


April 9, 2014
Houston, we've got an auction: Apollo 13 astronaut's mementos to be sold

Apollo 13 memorabilia belonging to the late astronaut Jack Swigert is auction-bound, 44 years after a last-minute change landed him aboard the ill-fated flight. The mementos are being put up for sale by Swigert's family.


April 7, 2014
Mercury space capsule shipping overseas for German art exhibition

An American spacecraft that spent decades under the ocean will soon ship overseas for an exhibit that explores the "space between art and science." Liberty Bell 7 will leave the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to be displayed at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn.

April 3, 2014
'Milestone' makeover: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to renovate main hall

The National Air and Space Museum is set to redefine "Milestones of Flight," as it goes about the first major renovation of its iconic gallery. Boeing has gifted $30 million to the Smithsonian to fund, in part, the redesign of the Air and Space Museum's main gallery.


April 2, 2014
NASA cuts contact with Russia, except for space station

NASA has halted all communication with its counterparts in Russia — with the important exception of continuing to jointly operate the International Space Station — in a response to Russia's conflict with the Ukraine.


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April 9, 2014
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Space memorabilia auction hits $1 million mark in New York
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