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September 17, 2020

Family, fellow astronauts to celebrate life of moon voyager Al Worden

An Apollo astronaut who set a record for social distancing is being remembered for the close relationships he made in life. The fans, friends and family of the late Alfred Worden are gathering virtually to celebrate his legacy.

September 15, 2020

'Challenger: The Final Flight' docuseries recounts space shuttle tragedy on Netflix

Glen was in his algebra class in New Jersey when a teacher ran in and said something terrible had just happened. Daniel was also in a math class, but in Wyoming, when word came to turn on the TV. Steven was at his California elementary school watching live.

September 11, 2020

Shuttle-used rockets roll into California to stand up Endeavour exhibit

Two rocket boosters made from parts that launched on more than 80 space shuttle missions are now parked outside of Los Angeles, having moved a step closer to standing up the California Science Center's display of the retired Endeavour orbiter.

September 8, 2020

Cargo spacecraft named for fallen NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla

A commercial cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station will fly under the name of a fallen NASA astronaut who was the first Indian-born woman to enter space. Northrop Grumman has named its NG-14 Cygnus the "S.S. Kalpana Chawla."

September 4, 2020

Netflix Mars mission series 'Away' lifts off with nods to NASA history

In a show that is primarily set aboard a fictional spacecraft flying through simulated space, there is a scene in the new Netflix Mars mission series, "Away," that looks particularly close to the real thing — and that is because it is.

September 1, 2020

Space art-ifact: Uplift Aerospace offers to paint murals on Blue Origin spacecraft

A commercial spacecraft that has been designed to launch people on brief trips into space has inspired a new creative use — as a canvas for artwork. Uplift Aerospace has partnered with Blue Origin to paint murals on the side of the New Shepard spacecraft.

August 28, 2020

Skylab 4 capsule to land in new exhibit at Oklahoma History Center

A historic NASA spacecraft will soon leave the Smithsonian for the Sooner State. The Apollo command module that was flown by the third and last astronaut crew to live on board the United States' first space station is set to go on display in Oklahoma.

August 26, 2020

NASA delays new astronaut selection due to coronavirus constraints

NASA has delayed the selection of its next astronaut class, citing constraints related to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. NASA had been planning to announce its 23rd group of astronaut candidates in June 2021, but now will do so late in the year.

August 26, 2020

Astronaut Jerry Carr, who led NASA's final Skylab crew, dies at 88

Former NASA astronaut Gerald "Jerry" Carr, who in 1973 led the record-setting, final mission on the United States' first space station, has died at the age of 88. Carr's first and only spaceflight was as the commander of the Skylab 4 crew.

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Grammy award-winning artist Beck took an ethereal journey to the stars for his 2019 record "Hyperspace." Now, he has taken this cosmic journey a giant leap forward in a collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and artificial intelligence creatives OSK. The result: A visual album experience titled "Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration."