August 17, 2017
Russian cosmonauts on spacewalk deploy nanosatellites to honor Sputnik
Two Russian cosmonauts stepped out of the International Space Station for a spacewalk that included the deploy of small satellites in tribute to the dawn of the space age. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy pitched a trio of nanosatellites in honor of Sputnik.
August 16, 2017
Total view: A brief history of solar eclipses seen from space
Don Pettit has never looked up to see a total eclipse. Twice though, he's looked down. As an International Space Station crewmember, Pettit is one of the few astronauts to not only view a total solar eclipse from space but see the moon's shadow cast down on Earth.
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July 24, 2017
New Moon Race Endangers Historic Space Artifacts
At the abandoned campsite, occupied for less than a day, the visitors left much behind: a section of the ship that carried them on this first-of-its-kind voyage and sophisticated tools for measuring seismic rumblings, solar wind, and the precise distance between this spot and home.
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What Could Space Archaeologists Tell Us about Astronaut Culture?
"Space archaeologist" would be a fine job description for a fictional character on an interplanetary mission to unearth the ruins of an alien civilization. But a handful of real-life archaeologists are already making a bid to study culture in space — of the human, not alien, variety.
July 14, 2017
Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer's basement
A pair of Apollo-era NASA computers and hundreds of mysterious tape reels have been discovered in a deceased engineer's basement in Pittsburgh, according to a NASA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
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The Huntsville Times
Space City USA artifacts found in deteriorating Georgia barn
A large sign and other artifacts from Space City USA, a proposed theme park being built in Huntsville, Alabama in the 1960s were recently found in a deteriorating barn in Chickamauga, Georgia near Chattanooga.