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September 21, 2018

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation debuts exclusive Retro 51 pen

A new collectible pen comes with a unique feature: the ability to help launch the future of U.S. space exploration. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has partnered with Retro 1951 to create a pen in support of the "On the Shoulders of Giants" campaign.

September 18, 2018

Dream Chaser space plane set to land as Matchbox Sky Busters toy

A commercial space plane designed to carry astronauts and cargo into Earth orbit will soon touch down in stores as a popular toy. Sierra Nevada announced its Dream Chaser spacecraft will be part of Mattel's Matchbox Sky Busters toy line.

September 18, 2018

Japanese billionaire to invite artists to fly on SpaceX moon mission

A Japanese billionaire entrepreneur with a passion for collecting art, Yusaku Maezawa wondered what masterpieces could have been created if only his favorite artists had had the opportunity to fly to the moon. Then he realized he had the ability to find out.

September 17, 2018

Delta II to 'live among giants' in Kennedy Space Center rocket garden

The rocket garden at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will soon sprout a new launch vehicle — the newly-retired Delta II. United Launch Alliance announced the display after launching its 155th and final Delta II mission.

September 15, 2018

Delta Blue: Last Delta II launches, leaves behind colorful legacy

The final launch of the venerable Delta II rocket has left the world a little less blue. That is not to say that the rocket's retirement hasn't been met with a tinge of sadness. No, it was not a matter of sentimentality. Rather, it is one of hue.

September 14, 2018

Last Delta II launch to mark the end of first pioneering era of US rockets

It launched rovers to Mars, sent probes to the moon, comets and the asteroids, put astronomical observatories into orbit and deployed the first GPS satellites. And now, after three decades of service, the Delta II rocket is entering history.

September 13, 2018

National Air and Space Museum to mark Apollo 11 50th anniversary

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission with a week-long "First Moon Landing Celebration" and with a series of events leading up to the July 2019 commemoration.

September 8, 2018

Evoking Apollo, NASA launch tower rolls into Vehicle Assembly Building

In a scene straight out of NASA's past, a towering gantry was rolled into a large rocket hangar to undergo checks in support of the space agency's future. The Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher has entered the Vehicle Assembly Building.

September 3, 2018

SpaceX rockets, space station among fan ideas for future LEGO sets

Two different takes on a SpaceX rocket and a second try at the space station have made it into LEGO's latest review of fan-proposed toy sets. Out of the 10 projects to qualify for the review, three were modeled after real-life launch vehicles and spacecraft.

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Sept. 11, 2018
The Verge

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.

Aug. 31, 2018
The Plain Dealer

First African-American astronaut in space, Guion Bluford Jr., honored at Great Lakes Science Center

The Great Lakes Science Center contributed to the decorated career of retired astronaut Guion Bluford Jr. on Thursday by marking the 35th anniversary of his maiden space shuttle mission with the unveiling of a new exhibit dedicated in his honor.

Aug. 14, 2018
Orlando Sentinel

Documentarian's space vision to put Apollo 11 crew statue at Kennedy Space Center

A documentary filmmaker is pushing to bring a statue of the Apollo 11 astronauts to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Aug. 6, 2018
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The Story Behind Jackie Kennedy's Moon Earrings

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Aug. 6, 2018
The Space Review

NASA as a brand

A few months ago, I was in Chicago and noticed somebody on the street wearing a t-shirt with the NASA "meatball" logo on it.

Aug. 4, 2018
The Advocate

The case of Louisiana's missing moon rocks partially solved; hunt for second 'Goodwill' moon rock continues

An obsessive space aficionado who once worked for NASA feared for Louisiana with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching: Had the state lost its lunar rocks?

July 30, 2018
Lima (Ohio) News

Armstrong byway to highlight astronaut's childhood

To prepare for the moon landing's 50th anniversary, Wapakoneta citizen groups and local governments are looking for input in the creation of a scenic byway meant to highlight the boyhood of the town's local hero, Neil Armstrong.

July 27, 2018

Moon Rock Flies to Canada in a Lunch Box for New Exhibit

One does not simply walk out of NASA with a moon rock, of course. Sara Arsenault, an employee of the Montreal Science Centre, told she was so nervous while carrying her precious cargo in April that she missed her first flight back from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, forcing her to try again.