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May 22, 2024

SpaceX Dragon joins Mercury and Apollo capsules on display in Chicago

A twice-flown SpaceX capsule has debuted on display at the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, next to the second Mercury spacecraft to launch an American into Earth orbit and the first Apollo command module to fly astronauts to the moon.


May 19, 2024

Ed Dwight flies to space with Blue Origin 60 years after being 'first Black astronaut'

Ed Dwight has finally made it to space, more than 60 years after he made headlines as the United States' first Black astronaut. The now 90-year-old former Air Force Captain lifted off on Blue Origin's 25th New Shepard sub-orbital mission.


May 18, 2024

From tails to (umbilical) arms, the hidden details in Lego's new Artemis SLS rocket

What do two dinosaur tails, four beehives, six segments of roller coaster track and 88 faucets have to do with a rocket designed to fly astronauts to the moon? They are all among the hidden details in the new Lego Icons NASA Artemis Space Launch System.


May 14, 2024

NY Times best-selling author revisits 1986 space shuttle tragedy in 'Challenger'

Adam Higginbotham was touring with his first book when he got the idea from a frequent question. "People often asked me whether I remembered where I was when I heard the news about Chernobyl." He didn't, but what he did recall was Challenger.


May 11, 2024

Lego rolls out details about Apollo lunar rover model coming in August

Lego is gearing up to deliver a detailed model of the original "rock and rolling ride," the electric buggy driven by NASA's last three Apollo crews to explore the moon. The Lego Technic "NASA Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle - LRV" set will roll into Lego stores.


May 9, 2024

Houston, we have an encore: ISS virtual reality experience 'The Infinite' returns

What do you do for an encore after you have virtually transported thousands of Houstonians to the International Space Station? If you are Felix & Paul Studios, you invite them back to fly to the moon with the return of "Space Explorers: The INFINITE."


May 8, 2024

Hilton DoubleTree cookie baked in space lands in Smithsonian

It has been almost four and a half years since it was made in outer space, but if you could smell it today, you'd find it still retains the distinctive whiff of a DoubleTree Cookie. The world's first food item baked in space is now displayed by the Smithsonian.


May 6, 2024

'Sparkly' narwhal toy trades sea for space as Boeing Starliner zero-g indicator

What has one horn, two crewmates and shares a name with its ride into orbit? "Calypso," the plush sequined narwhal that is flying with NASA astronauts on the crew flight test of "Calypso," Boeing's CST-100 Starliner commercial spacecraft.


May 6, 2024

Boeing Starliner brings astronaut launches back to Atlas rocket and Cape Canaveral

The launch of two astronauts on a Boeing commercial spacecraft will mark a first for the company, but will also bring U.S. human spaceflight back to a rocket and launch site that has not been used by crews for more than 50 years.


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