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March 25, 2023

'All Systems Are Go' Snoopy stage show debuts at NASA visitor complex

Snoopy, the Peanuts gang and NASA's plans for exploring the moon received a "go" to launch as "All Systems Are Go," a new stage show featuring state-of-the-art, life-size puppets, debuted at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

March 24, 2023

CNES astronaut Jean-Jacques Favier, 1st French scientist to fly in space, dies at 73

Jean-Jacques Favier, who in 1996 became the sixth astronaut and first scientist from France to launch into space, has died at the age of 73. Favier made his first and only trip into space as an STS-78 payload specialist aboard NASA's space shuttle Columbia.

March 16, 2023

Maple leaf to the moon: Canadian Space Agency debuts new logo

When the first Canadian to launch to the moon lifts off with NASA's next Artemis mission, he or she will do so wearing a new symbol of Canada's efforts in space. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) debuted a new logo representing its growing role.

March 15, 2023

First Artemis spacesuits to be worn on the moon will not return to Earth

The history-making spacesuits worn by the first woman and next American astronaut to walk on the moon will be abandoned on a SpaceX lunar lander rather than be returned to Earth for their reuse or museum display, Axiom Space confirmed at the suits' reveal.

March 15, 2023

Axiom Space reveals prototype spacesuit for next astronauts on the moon

A prototype of the spacesuit that astronauts plan to wear during the next mission to land on the moon has been unveiled. Unlike the garments worn by the Apollo astronauts over 50 years ago, this new suit is a "rental," designed, built and leased by Axiom Space.

March 14, 2023

NASA asteroid sample mission to land on U.S. postage stamp

The United States Postal Service (USPS) dropped news of a surprise space stamp, revealing it plans to mark the upcoming plunge to Earth by the OSIRIS-REx capsule carrying the largest sample ever collected from an asteroid.

March 11, 2023

SpaceX Crew-5 splashes down in Gulf of Mexico after 157 days in space

Anna Kikina is now the first Russian cosmonaut to intentionally splash down from space. Returning to Earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon "Endurance," Kikina and her three Crew-5 astronaut crewmates landed off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.

March 10, 2023

Mercury re-rising: Stoke Space to balance past and future at historic launch pad

The long-retired launch pad where John Glenn lifted off to become to the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth is getting a new lease on life. The U.S. Space Force has allocated Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) to Stoke Space for its reusable rocket.

March 8, 2023

One-of-a-kind Barbie dolls honor citizen astronaut, space scientist as role models

Kat Echazarreta, a former NASA engineer who became the first Mexican-born woman to fly into space, and space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock each now have Barbie dolls in their likeness, attesting to their being role models for the next scientists and explorers.

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March 19, 2023
The New York Times

Flaming Space Debris Re-entering Atmosphere Lights Up California Sky

Chunks of communications equipment, which were jettisoned from the International Space Station, moved at 17,000 miles per hour, making for a nighttime spectacle.

March 16, 2023

NASA astronaut Mae Jemison stars in Disney+ episode of 'Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur'

Pioneering Black NASA astronaut Mae Jemison will star in a new Disney+ episode of "Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur," learned exclusively.

March 12, 2023
Florida Today

An archeological mystery: UCF students study blockhouse site from Cape's 1st rocket launch

Inside a wooden tar-paper shack, technicians manning a crude control panel with dials and switches sent Cape Canaveral's first rocket — Bumper 8 — soaring skyward over the Atlantic Ocean on July 24, 1950, opening a new chapter in America's Space Race.

February 24, 2023
All Things Considered (NPR)

Every space crew needs a mission patch. This company has designed NASA's for 50 years

While NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch four people to the International Space Station on Monday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, a North Carolina company has done its part for the Crew-6 mission.

February 14, 2023
Are We There Yet? (WMFE)

Starship & stitches: A look at SpaceX's Super Heavy test firing and the history of space mission patches

It's been a long-standing tradition in spaceflight that started decades ago. Each patch is unique to its mission and is adored by both mission participants and civilian collectors.

February 3, 2023

New exhibit honors Columbia Shuttle astronaut Michael P. Anderson

Feb. 1, 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster that claimed the life of Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson, who was born on Christmas Day 1959 at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base Hospital. Anderson was stationed here when he was selected by NASA for Astronaut School. A new exhibit on Anderson is on display in the lobby of the Clinton County Government Center.

January 25, 2023

Remembering Columbia: East Texas museum aims to educate new generation about astronauts' legacy

Next week marks 20 years since the Columbia tragedy. Many people can remember the tragedy occurring and the recovery that took place over the following weeks. But a new generation was either very young or not even born during this time.

January 18, 2023

Kerbal Space Program 2 to feature Atlas V rocket launch audio

Filming a rocket launch only looks easy. Despite tangled microphones and other technical issues, however, Kerbal Space Program 2's audio director Howard MostromÊmanaged to capture a dramatic United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launch that will feature in the forthcoming game.