October 18, 2017
'Women of NASA' LEGO set to launch for sale Nov. 1
Four trailblazing figures from NASA's history are set to launch as new LEGO minifigures. Astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, as well as programmer Margaret Hamilton and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, feature in the LEGO Ideas set, "Women of NASA."
October 11, 2017
Starry Knights: UCF football team to wear NASA-themed uniforms
A Florida football team is about to add a few stars to its Knights. The University of Central Florida has revealed that its Knights football team will wear NASA-inspired uniforms for a "Space Game" on Oct. 14, including a space mission patch and astronomical helmet.
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October 16, 2017
The Space Review
From Skylab to Shuttle to the Smithsonian
Transition periods between space programs can be awkward, messy, and wasteful. We are certainly seeing that today as NASA has retired the space shuttle and spent many years trying to move on to the next phase — or more realistically, phases — in its human spaceflight program.
September 1, 2017
The New Yorker
Dr. Space Junk Unearths the Cultural Landscape of the Cosmos
When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, in 1969, the first images of his momentous leap were received and relayed by antennas at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, nestled in the foothills of a remote mountain valley in the Australian Alps, south of Canberra. Nothing now remains of the station but its concrete foundations.
August 28, 2017
A Moonwalk Did Not Destroy Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit, Now Time Won't Either
In 2019, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will herald one of the crowning achievements of America's space mission—the first human steps ever taken on the moon — with the display of the pressure suit, helmet and gloves worn by Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who famously said, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," as he set his boots down on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.
August 14, 2017
Thrift shop bargain hunters find rare NASA flight suits
Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth turned summer bargain shopping at a Titusville Thrift store closeout into the stuff of NASA collectors' legend when the central Florida college students paid 20 cents each for five rare NASA flight suits that experts say could be valued at $5,000 each or more.
August 3, 2017
Fashion goes out of this world
The fashion industry is discovering what we in Brevard have known for decades: Space is hot. Or should that be haute?