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June 21, 2016

Apollo 19 Saturn V stage arrives at Infinity Science Center for display [photos]

A massive, 40-year-old artifact left over from NASA's Apollo moon program has landed a new mission as a roadside attraction on one of the busiest U.S. highways. Drivers taking I-10 to enter Mississippi were the first to see Saturn V first stage.


June 20, 2016

'Heroes & Legends' astronaut attraction to include videos shared by public

NASA wants to put you in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Opening this fall, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's new Heroes & Legends attraction will include the public's videos alongside NASA's famous astronauts and celebrity ambassadors.


June 18, 2016

Soyuz TMA-19M lands from space station with Russian, American and Brit

The UK's first government-funded astronaut, Tim Peake, returned from the space station, landing on board Soyuz TMA-19M with Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos and Tim Kopra of NASA. The three crew mates spent more than 185 days orbiting the Earth.


June 16, 2016

Mission S-IC: NASA Saturn V moon rocket stage moving to Mississippi

More than 40 years after its Apollo 19 moon mission was canceled, NASA's last Saturn V rocket stage has been launched on a multi-day journey to become a roadside attraction. The S-IC stage is being moved to the Infinity Science Center in Mississippi.


June 9, 2016

LEGO to launch production of fan-created Saturn V moon rocket model

NASA's historic Saturn V moon rocket has a "go" to launch as an official LEGO toy. The Danish toy company announced it is starting production of a fan-designed scale model of the mighty booster that lifted off with the first astronauts to land on the moon.


June 8, 2016

Air Force museum opens expanded space gallery in new hangar

The largest military aviation museum in the world now has the space to tell the full story of the U.S. Air Force's efforts beyond Earth's atmosphere. The new Lockheed and Martin space gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is now open to the public.


June 7, 2016

S.S. Alan Poindexter: Orbital ATK freighter named for late shuttle astronaut

A NASA space shuttle commander who died in a 2012 water sports accident is now being remembered with the christening of a space station-bound commercial cargo vehicle, the company behind the spacecraft, Orbital ATK announced.


June 6, 2016

New film 'Mission Control' focuses on men who put a man on the moon

They had titles such as FIDO, RETRO and FLIGHT, and the calls they made led to one of, if not the most amazing achievements in all of human history. And yet, 50 years later, their names, roles and stories remain largely unknown by the public.


May 31, 2016

Planet postage: US Postal Service issues new solar system, Pluto stamps

You can now take a tour of our solar system — from the innermost planet Mercury to the dwarf planet Pluto — just by visiting a local post office. The USPS released new stamps depicting the eight planets and the icy world that orbits beyond them.


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May 26, 2016
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May 24, 2016
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NASA Astronauts, Hollywood Team Up for Virtual Reality Shoot Aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour


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May 23, 2016
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RSC Energia Cosmonaut Corps is 50 years!


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