November 9, 2018
NASA's restored Mission Control consoles touch down in Houston
NASA's efforts to restore its Apollo-era Mission Control has given new meaning to "We're go, Flight!" The call, which 50 years ago was in reference to the flight director, could now also apply to the consoles that flew aboard NASA's Super Guppy aircraft.
November 5, 2018
Neil Armstrong collection commands $5.2 million at auction
A bumper sticker from Wapakoneta, Ohio, advertising the city as the hometown of the "First Man to Step on the Moon" sold for $250. The vintage decal was among the least expensive items from Neil Armstrong's collection offered by Heritage Auctions.
October 31, 2018
Thousands of Neil Armstrong's mementos up for auction
In life, Neil Armstrong was not one to assign much value to memorabilia. But the items that he and his family kept from his time as a boy scout to his becoming the first person to walk on the moon are about be assessed for all they are worth — at auction.
October 25, 2018
Hot Wheels Tesla Roadster toy celebrates SpaceX-launched car
Eight months after SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into space, the sports car can now be found 170 million miles away from Earth — and on local toy store shelves. Mattel has released a Hot Wheels die-cast model of the "1st car to orbit the Sun."
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Oct. 18, 2018
Fastest-flying Scout flag in history now in a museum where it belongs
Troop flags have traveled to mountain peaks, been carried on 50-mile hikes and flown proudly at World Scout Jamborees on five different continents. But no troop flag has traveled farther — or faster — than the banner belonging to Troop 355 of Weatherford, Okla.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon. To These Boys, He Was Just Dad.
As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches, Rick and his brother Mark, 55, are auctioning about 3,000 belongings of their father, who died in 2012. In the process, they are revisiting their childhoods and the enduring legacy of their father as the first person to walk on the moon.
Sept. 11, 2018
Product placement may help power NASA's next big space mission
Imagine: it's 2020, and NASA is about to launch its next robotic rover to Mars. But its name isn't something simple like Curiosity or Sojourner. Instead, it's the Michelin Tire Trailblazer, named for the company that bought the mission's naming rights and the famous Michelin man is adorned on the side of the spacecraft.
Sept. 11, 2018
The Wall Street Journal
Why Men Are Looking to Space for Style Tips
While real-life Bond characters Elon Musk and Richard Branson are speeding toward the possibility of actual travel to the cosmos for civilians, menswear designers are embroiled in their own space race.