April 16, 2015|
Made In Space launches 'space-grade' 3D printing material for sale
They made the first 3D printer to be used in space possible. They made the files used to 3D print their tools in space available. Now, Made In Space is making the material used to 3D print in space for sale.
April 15, 2015
California Senate votes to honor astronaut Sally Ride with statue in U.S. Capitol
A statue honoring astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, could one day stand in the U.S. Capitol, if a California lawmaker's resolution continues to advance. The statue would replace the monument for a controversial Spanish missionary.
April 14, 2015
SpaceX Dragon launches to space station with cargo and coffee maker
The launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft means that the International Space Station is now just days away from receiving a long-desired addition for its astronaut crew: a real coffee machine.
April 13, 2015
'Behold the powerful Vulcan': ULA reveals new rocket system, name
United Launch Alliance (ULA), the company behind the Atlas and Delta rockets, unveiled Vulcan, its new launch vehicle system. The Vulcan rocket features new engines, a plan for reuse that involves mid-air recovery, and an upper stage enabling on-orbit operations.
April 10, 2015
Apollo 13 custom LEGO minifigures mark mission's 45th anniversary
Houston, we have...Apollo 13 custom LEGO minifigures! Launched in time for the start of the historic mission's 45th anniversary, UK-based Minifigs.me has introduced a new set of four minifigures replicating the Apollo 13 crew and their flight director.
April 10, 2015
Apollo 13 astronaut exhibit re-launches at Chicago planetarium
Forty five years ago, Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell "lost the moon" after a mid-flight explosion made his mission one of survival. Now, on the anniversary of his most famous liftoff, the Adler Planetarium is launching its own "Mission Moon," based on Lovell's life.
April 6, 2015
Artist adds motion to NASA's iconic Apollo moon mission patches
NASA's iconic Apollo moon landing mission patches come to life in a new video created by a professional animator. Cincinnati-based artist Neil Smith revealed his versions of the historic emblems in an animated clip posted to YouTube and Vimeo.
April 3, 2015
Fan's LEGO replica of International Space Station soars to 10,000 votes
A fan's yearlong mission to gain support for his LEGO version of the International Space Station is complete. Christoph Ruge's model of the orbiting outpost recorded its 10,000th vote after being posted to the LEGO Ideas website more than a year ago.
April 3, 2015
John Travolta to 'share space' with Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin at gala
Actor John Travolta will lead a celebration of the first manned moon landing this summer, joining with astronaut Buzz Aldrin to launch a new education initiative. Travolta will host the gala for Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Arizona Daily Star
UA's moon tree struggles in dry climate
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