August 24, 2016
520 days and counting: Jeff Williams tops U.S. record for time in space
For the second time in less than one year, a NASA astronaut has floated past the record for the most time in space by an American. Jeff Williams, currently on his fourth mission, surpassed Scott Kelly's career record of 520 days and he still has two more weeks to go.
August 22, 2016
SpaceX lands historic recovered Falcon 9 rocket stage on display
Eight months after it made history, SpaceX's first recovered Falcon 9 rocket stage landed on display at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Standing 165 feet tall the stage is a monument to SpaceX's efforts to develop a reusable launch vehicle.
August 19, 2016
New commercial spacecraft 'parking spot' added to space station
The International Space Station now has its first parking spot for commercial vehicles. A pair of U.S. astronauts performed a six-hour spacewalk to install the berthing ring, where Boeing and SpaceX crew capsules will dock to the space station in the near future.
August 17, 2016
Public support urged for Apollo 11 curved coins legislation
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is three years away, but the chance for the United States Treasury to issue coins for the mission's half-centennial is fleeting. A grassroots campaign is underway to support legislation now before the U.S. Congress.
August 6, 2016
Apollo 11 lunar sample bag lands at center of lawsuits
A small white bag that was used by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong to hold the first lunar samples collected from the surface of the moon is at the center of not one, but two lawsuits over who owns it today: the woman who won it at an auction or NASA.
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July 16, 2016
See Vintage Space Gear for Sale on Apollo 11 Anniversary
Houston, we have a sale. On July 20, the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the New York auction house Bonhams is selling almost 300 celestial items in its eighth annual Space History Sale.