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February 21, 2020

Isle of Man marks Apollo 13 50th with new 'One Giant Leap' stamps

A former NASA manager who was in mission control on the night that Apollo 13 "had a problem" has worked with a small seabound kingdom's postal service to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famed mission on a new set of postage stamps.


February 19, 2020

Russia replaces two cosmonauts on next space station crew for 'medical reasons'

Two Russian cosmonauts have been removed from the next scheduled launch to the International Space Station "for medical reasons," according to the Russian space agency. Roscosmos said Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin will no longer fly in April.


February 18, 2020

Space Adventures and SpaceX to launch private crew to Gemini heights

A new commercial space mission will fly its passengers higher in Earth orbit than ever before, achieving an altitude last reached by Gemini astronauts more than 50 years ago. Space Adventures will fly clients on the first SpaceX Crew Dragon free-flyer mission.


February 18, 2020

Historic Apollo 11 capsule completes two-year, five-city 'Destination Moon' tour

"Columbia" is once again destined for the District of Columbia. The command module is returning to the National Air and Space Museum after a two-year, five-city tour as part of the Smithsonian's "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" traveling exhibition.


February 12, 2020

Home from space, Christina Koch reflects on move from orbit to Earth

Six days after returning from her record-setting first space mission, Christina Koch said that it took longer to adjust to life in orbit than it did to transition to being back on Earth. Koch spoke about her adjustment at a post-landing press conference.


February 11, 2020

With eye on the moon, NASA to seek new astronaut applicants in March

NASA is looking for more astronauts to launch to the space station, fly to the moon and maybe journey to Mars. The agency will accept applications for its 23rd class of astronaut candidates from March 2 through March 31, to begin training in mid-2021.


February 6, 2020

Astronaut Christina Koch lands on Earth after record-setting space station mission

Christina Koch did not set out to break records on her first spaceflight, but with her return to Earth after nearly a year in orbit, her mission is now one for the history books. Koch landed from the space station with Alexander Skvortsov and Luca Parmitano.


February 1, 2020

LEGO releases new International Space Station, offers bonus space patch

Like the orbiting laboratory on which it was modeled, LEGO's new International Space Station has a mission patch. Released on the same day that the space station debuted for sale, the patch is a free bonus for the members of LEGO's loyalty program, VIP.


January 30, 2020

Spitzer Space Telescope retired, revealed exoplanets, galaxies in infrared

NASA has ended the mission of one of its Great Observatories, 16 years after it began infrared studies of the universe. The Spitzer Space Telescope was decommissioned by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which sent the signals to shut down the telescope.


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February 15, 2020
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Annie Glenn, widow of astronaut John Glenn, turning 100


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February 3, 2020
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Two county firefighter patches quietly went missing early in 2019, and right around the new year they surfaced in a place nearly no one suspected — the cupola of the International Space Station, courtesy of NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan.

February 1, 2020
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CBUAE to issue silver coin to commemorate first Emirati astronaut's space mission


The Central Bank of the UAE said it will issue a commemorative coin of silver, starting tomorrow, Sunday, to memorialise the historic space mission of Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut.

January 30, 2020
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A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14


How on Earth do you patch the software on a computer orbiting the Moon? Very carefully.

January 28, 2020
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'The Rentals' release tribute song for astronauts killed in the Challenger shuttle disaster


To honor the sacrifice of those brave astronauts, the American rock band The Rentals, fronted by Matt Sharp (best known for his work as a bassist in Weezer), released the song "Great Big Blue" and a corresponding lyric video inspired by the devastating events.

January 24, 2020
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Kennedy Space Center to offer historic Cape Canaveral bus tour


The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is set to offer guests a new bus tour to learn more about the United States' early space program.

January 23, 2020
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Items from Neil Armstrong's personal collection donated to the Cosmosphere


The Cosmosphere space museum in Hutchinson will soon display items from the personal collection of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong.

January 20, 2020
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Apollo 11 images of Buzz Aldrin get high-def treatment for astronaut's 90th birthday


High-definition images of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin standing on the surface of the Moon were released Monday on the occasion of Aldrin's 90th birthday.

January 10, 2020
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Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC Designated as National Civil Engineering Landmark


The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC as a national historic civil engineering landmark in a ceremony Friday at KSC.