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September 22, 2014
NASA's MAVEN enters Mars orbit to study Red Planet's atmosphere

For just the twelfth time in history, a robotic spacecraft sent from Earth has entered orbit around Mars. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) entered Martian orbit on Sept. 21, where it will study the Red Planet's atmosphere as never done before.

September 21, 2014
SpaceX Dragon capsule lifts off for station with mice and more aboard

The mission patch for SpaceX's 4th NASA-contracted resupply run to the International Space Station has everything you'd expect from a spaceflight's emblem, and something you might not. Almost hidden in the insignia is a mouse.

September 20, 2014
Soviet-era cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, commanded Salyut space station, dies

Cosmonaut Anatoly Berezovoy, who led the first expedition onboard Russia's final Salyut space station, died Sept. 20, 2014. He was 72. Chosen to train as a cosmonaut in April 1970, his only space flight was to the Salyut 7 orbiting outpost.

September 19, 2014
First zero-g 3D printer is space-bound, but what will be Made In Space first?

The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?

September 16, 2014
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX capsules to fly astronauts to space station

When American astronauts next lift off from the United States to the International Space Station, they will fly onboard spacecraft built and operated by Boeing and SpaceX, NASA has announced.

September 15, 2014
NASA's second shuttle carrier jet lands on public display in California

For the second time this year, a NASA jet used to ferry the space shuttles across the country has been put on public display. The younger of NASA's two modified-Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was towed to the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in California.

September 15, 2014
Apply to fly: Astronaut-led group launches contest to send public to space

An astronaut-led, private spaceflight training group has launched a crowd-funded contest to redefine the "right stuff" by awarding trips to space in return for the impact those who go can make to the world.

September 12, 2014
Achieve through excellence: NASA's new-but-familiar 'Flight Operations' emblem

NASA's new 'Flight Operations' emblem has a long history dating back decades. As now displayed in Mission Control, NASA's 'Flight Operations' logo succeeds the prior 'Mission Operations' insignia, reflecting the merger of the flight crew and mission ops directorates.

September 10, 2014
Soyuz TMA-12M returns space station trio and space whiskey to Earth

A pair of cosmonauts, an astronaut, and the makings for a stiff drink have made it safely back to Earth, returning from a stay onboard the International Space Station (ISS) to the steppe of Kazakhstan.

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September 16, 2014
Ars Technica

The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station
How two Cosmonauts battled extreme cold, darkness, and limited resources to save Salyut 7.

September 14, 2014
RIA Novosti

Vostok-1 Rocket Fragment With Gagarin's Signature Sold in Berlin for $9,700
The Vostok-1 rocket fragment with the signature of Yuri Gagarin has been sold at the auction in Berlin for 7,500 euros [about $9,700].

September 12, 2014
Ottawa Citizen

Roberta Bondar band to change name after nudge from astronaut
An Ottawa band named after Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar has agreed to change its name after receiving a "friendly" lawyer's letter asking them to make sure the public wasn't mistaking the space hero with the rock 'n' rollers.

September 10, 2014

For Four Decades, Brands Have Loved Astronaut Jim Lovell
Some celebrities sell shoes and perfume. This one can sell anything.

September 9, 2014
Associated Press

Gus Grissom home seeks more items from astronaut's family
The group that oversees the Southern Indiana boyhood home of Mercury astronaut Gus Grissom is looking to add more items that belonged to Grissom or his family.

September 9, 2014
Wall Street Journal

Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad Eyed as Japanese Astronaut Food
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has selected 33 Japanese dishes including wagyu beef keema curry, miso soup and hijiki seaweed salad for development as future astronaut food.

September 5, 2014
Florida Today

New space shop, The Space Store, lands in Cocoa Village
Readying for his grand opening on Sept. 12, Brett Anderson filled display shelves with merchandise, placing a meteorite bracelet next to an X-37B space plane model and a lunar rover toy.

August 26, 2014
Parabolic Arc

Shuttle Carrier 747 to be Displayed in Palmdale
One of the modified 747 aircraft used to transport space shuttles will be going on display at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, Calif., in about a month.