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November 15, 2019

Astronauts on complex spacewalk prepare AMS cosmic ray detector for repair

Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan, working outside the International Space Station, completed the first in a series of challenging spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a state-of-the-art cosmic ray detector.

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 11, 2019

'Snoopy in Space' launches Peanuts gang on NASA adventures on Apple TV+

Snoopy's ongoing space adventures with NASA have launched the comic strip beagle into a new frontier — streaming video. "Snoopy in Space" on Apple TV+ follows the Peanuts gang as Snoopy pursues his dream of becoming a world famous astronaut.

November 8, 2019

NASA's 'hidden figures' to be honored with Congressional Gold Medals

Four of NASA's "hidden figures," Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden, together with all of the women who contributed to the agency's success in the space race to the moon, will be bestowed Congressional Gold Medals.

November 6, 2019

NASA opens untouched Apollo moon rock sample for first time in 40 years

NASA has opened one of its last pristine samples of Apollo moon rock to prepare for the return of new material by future lunar missions. Scientists at the Johnson Space Center's Lunar Curation Lab unsealed the Apollo 17-recovered sample.

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 2, 2019

Hilton DoubleTree cookie dough launches with zero g oven for space station

The ingredients to make sweets, space and hotel history are on their way to the space station. The first oven designed for use in microgravity and the dough for DoubleTree by Hilton's trademark chocolate chip cookies lifted off on a commercial cargo spacecraft.

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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November 8, 2019

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October 25, 2019

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Acquires Japanese Moon Rover

A lunar rover changed destinations from the moon to Earth to live in the ever-popular Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

October 24, 2019
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Get your bids ready: Fourth auction of Neil Armstrong's belongings

A fresh chance to pick up a piece of Neil Armstrong memorabilia rolls up Oct. 25 when a Dallas auction house opens bidding on the fourth parcel of rare goods that Armstrong's two sons have put up for sale.

October 5, 2019
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Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity.

September 23, 2019
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NASA to tear down building where Neil Armstrong, colleagues were quarantined after moon mission

First moon-walker Neil Armstrong stood behind a candle-topped, white-frosted cake on Aug. 5, 1969, surrounded on his 39th birthday not by family but by a group of men clad in white scrubs.

September 5, 2019
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Local Astronaut Takes Terrible Towel To International Space Station

A man born in Morgantown is in outer space right now and he made sure to take a piece of Pittsburgh with him.

August 29, 2019

Jeff Bezos touts Blue Origin's space postcard campaign for kids

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a mockup of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander in May, he also unveiled a more down-to-earth enterprise: the Club for the Future, a nonprofit effort aimed at promoting science education through fun space-oriented projects.

August 14, 2019
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How Flat Earthers Nearly Derailed a Space Photo Book

A highly engaged group of conspiracy theorists can override a fact-based endeavor's internet ads. This was a lesson that Benedict Redgrove, a photographer, said he took away from his recent attempt to advertise his space photo project on Facebook and Instagram.

August 3, 2019
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.