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July 22, 2024

Where to? Space: Tripadvisor publishes first off-Earth travel review

After helping millions of people plan their trips around the world, Tripadvisor is ready to do the same for those looking to travel beyond the planet. "Destination Space" is a new subsection of Tripadvisor that is focused on space tourism and exploration.


July 19, 2024

NASA marks moon landing anniversary by dedicating building to 'women of Apollo'

NASA is honoring 'hidden figure' Dorothy Vaughan and all of the women who contributed to the Apollo program with the naming of a building in Houston, where at the time of the moon missions it was part of the "Manned" Spacecraft Center.


July 18, 2024

Rocket Row ribbon cutting marks return of Alabama rocket center's 'spaceline'

Some cities have skylines. Huntsville, Alabama has a "spaceline." Or so it does again with the restoration of "Rocket Row" at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the first stage of the return of its historic boosters.


July 17, 2024

NASA looking at what artifacts to preserve from space station before 2030 demise

Two years after stating there were no plans to save artifacts from the destructive end of the International Space Station, NASA is now in the early stages of identifying what small parts of the orbiting laboratory to bring back to Earth for historical preservation.


July 16, 2024

United Nations marks Apollo 11 55th with international moon missions stamps

Photos of the moon captured by American, Russian, European, Japanese, Indian, Korean and Chinese spacecraft are the subject of new United Nations stamps commemorating the 55th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.


July 15, 2024

Seiko pays colorful tribute to Skylab-flown 'Pogue' chronograph with new watch

A new wristwatch pays tribute to the first automatic chronograph that was worn in space. Seiko has revealed its Prospex Speedtimer SSC947 with a colorway based on the watch that astronaut Bill Pogue launched to the Skylab orbital workshop.


July 15, 2024

'Meatball' milestone: NASA's original logo still soars after 65 years

One of the world's best known — and certainly most-traveled — logos is 65 years old. Since its announcement on July 15, 1959, the NASA insignia has adorned t-shirts and spacesuits, been reproduced 10 stories tall and reached the moon and Mars.


July 15, 2024

Omega, Tang and Fruit of the Loom: The real and fake ads in 'Fly Me to the Moon'

"Brands get a tie-in money can't buy and NASA works its way into the minds of everyday people." That is the pitch made by marketing maven Kelly Jones (Scarlett Johansson) in the new movie "Fly Me to the Moon," now in theaters.


July 12, 2024

'Fly Me to the Moon' director on faking the real and fake moon landing (interview)

For his new movie "Fly Me to the Moon," director Greg Berlanti faked the historic first moon landing. But fear not space fans, that does not mean what you might think it means. collectSPACE spoke with Berlanti about the film and recreating the real past.


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