November 14, 2019
Astronauts on space station pay tribute to Apollo 12 50th anniversary
The astronauts on the International Space Station paid tribute to the second mission to land humans on the moon, 50 years to the day after the Apollo 12 crew launched. The Expedition 61 crew dressed as Apollo flight controllers, complete with a special patch.
November 4, 2019
Boeing tests abort system on first Starliner spacecraft flight
A Boeing spacecraft has taken flight for the first time in a demonstration of its ability to keep crews safe during an emergency on the launchpad. Boeing's CST-100 Starliner conducted a pad abort test, lifting off from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
November 1, 2019
Beyond the Red Moon: Changes to NASA history in 'For All Mankind'
When the Soviet Union beats the United States to landing the first human on the moon, it changes the course of the space race in the new Apple TV+ series "For All Mankind." But that is not the only departure from NASA history as the show begins.
October 28, 2019
'For All Mankind' to launch alternate space race on Apple TV+
"This series is an alternate history." So begins the disclaimer at the end of each episode of "For All Mankind," the space race drama debuting with Apple TV+ that explores how NASA's Apollo program might have unfolded if the Soviets landed first.
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Moesgaard Museum (Højbjerg, Denmark)
Viking Stone from Aarhus made a round-trip to space
In 2015, a whetstone from the Viking Age's Aros (Aarhus) joined Denmark's first ESA astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, when he spent eight days aboard the International Space Station ISS. This makes the stone the thing from the Viking Age to travel the furthest — ever! In 313 days, it circled the Earth 16 times a day, thus traveling over 200 million kilometers.