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April 25, 2017

Historic NASA mission control consoles to be restored by the Cosmosphere

The iconic mission control consoles used for the first moon landings are set to be brought back to life by the Cosmosphere museum in Kansas that restored Odyssey, the Apollo 13 capsule and conserved the recovered rocket engines that launched Apollo 11.


April 24, 2017

Peggy Whitson breaks US record for most time in space by an astronaut

Peggy Whitson has made history, again. An astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station, Whitson broke the record for the most time in space by an American with more than 534 days over the course of her three long-duration missions.


April 20, 2017

Soyuz crew's official and unofficial mission patches draw from space history

The latest crew to arrive on the International Space Station are steeped in space history, at least symbolically. The Soyuz MS-04 crew of Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin drew inspiration for their mission patches from the emblems of historic spaceflights.


April 20, 2017

Astronaut and cosmonaut launch to space station on Russia's Soyuz MS-04

An astronaut and a cosmonaut launched on the first two-person spaceflight in almost 15 years, on a fast-track trip to the International Space Station. Jack Fischer with NASA and Fyodor Yurchikhin with Roscosmos lifted off aboard Russia's Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft.


April 19, 2017

Astronaut's daughter, pilot selected to train to be Germany's first woman in space

A veteran astronaut's daughter and a fighter pilot have been announced as the finalists in a private search for Germany's first woman to fly into space. Insa Thiele-Eich and Nicola Baumann were selected to begin training for Die Astronautin's space station mission.


April 18, 2017

Cygnus cargo capsule launches for space station, returns 'John Glenn' to orbit

John Glenn lifted off on an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral into Earth orbit on Tuesday. The preceding sentence could describe the historic launch of the first American to circle the planet on Feb. 20, 1962, or the liftoff of a commercial cargo spacecraft 55 years later.


April 18, 2017

Cooper's Treasure: New TV series follows astronaut's treasure map from space

Could it be possible that one of NASA's first astronauts discovered from orbit the site of a sunken treasure and it was kept a secret for nearly 55 years? That is the premise behind "Cooper's Treasure," an 8-part documentary series premiering on Discovery Channel.


April 14, 2017

US Mint to launch design contest for moon landing 50th anniversary coins

The U.S. Mint is launching a competition for the design of curved coins to mark 50 years since the first moon landing. The "Apollo 11 50th anniversary coin design competition" is set to select an obverse design for the gold, silver and clad coins to be issued in 2019.


April 13, 2017

Orion EFT-1 flown spacecraft joins display in 'NASA Now' exhibit

More than two years after it splashed down, NASA's first space-flown Orion crew module has landed on exhibit near where it lifted off. The EFT-1 capsule, which launched in 2014, is now on display at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.


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April 22, 2017
Associated Press

Dispute heats up over who should keep "Lunar Bibles" from Apollo 14 mission


Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes.

April 13, 2017
The Washington Post

'Houston, we have a problem': The history of the iconic Apollo 13 misquote


On April 13, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission to the moon was rocked by an onboard explosion.

April 13, 2017
Los Angeles Times

NASA detained a 75-year-old woman selling a tiny moon rock. An appeals court says she can sue


A 75-year-old woman who tried to sell a paperweight containing a speck of moon rock may try to hold a federal agent liable for detaining her for two hours in a public parking lot in urine-soaked pants, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday.

April 9, 2017
The Times of London

Rocket men: Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke and Harrison Schmitt on moonwalking and missions to Mars


Three of the last surviving lunar astronauts from the historic Apollo programme tell Bryan Appleyard what it's like to set foot on an alien world.

March 22, 2017
Hampton Roads Daily Press

Lunar habitat on display at the Virginia Air and Space Museum


Hampton visitors will soon be able to explore what life on the moon could be like.

March 19, 2017
Los Angeles Daily News

Part of San Fernando Valley's storied space race history vanishes


Heavy machinery has just about leveled the old Rocketdyne office and rocket engine manufacturing complex on Canoga Avenue in the West Valley.

March 13, 2017
The Mercury News

Adobe semaphore code cracked by Tennessee high school teacher


The semaphore had been transmitting the audio broadcast of Neil Armstrong's historic moon landing in 1969. That's right, not the text but the actual audio.

March 10, 2017
Men's Journal

The NASA-Hollywood Bromance


During preproduction for Ridley Scott's 2015 film "The Martian," the director ran into an issue: He and his production designer, Arthur Max, realized they had no idea what a human outpost on Mars would actually look like. So Scott made a call to NASA.

March 8, 2017
The Washington Post

With bouffants and silver boots, Chanel rockets back to the early Space Age


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