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January 29, 2015
Adidas ties new sneakers to iconic NASA astronaut spacesuits

Aspiring astronauts take note — if you have ever desired to take a "space walk," Adidas has the new sneakers for you. The German shoe outfitter is set to launch two new pairs of sports trainers featuring the look and feel of NASA's historic spacesuits.

January 27, 2015
Boeing, SpaceX on track to launch crewed capsules to space station in 2017

Boeing and SpaceX will each be ready to fly astronauts to and from the space station in 2017, company officials have said. Boeing's CST-100 and SpaceX's Dragon will each fly four astronauts per flight to the orbiting lab.

January 23, 2015
Planetarium's Apollo 13 astronaut exhibit getting crowdfunded redesign

America's first planetarium wants to improve how it tells the story of a famous Apollo 13 astronaut, and needs your help to do it. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is redesigning its exhibit "Shoot for the Moon" to immerse visitors in the life of James Lovell.

January 21, 2015
Patrick Stewart to narrate NASA's 'trek' to Mars in giant-screen 'Journey to Space'

An actor famous for his role commanding a fictional starship will narrate NASA's 'trek' to Mars in a giant-screen documentary. Patrick Stewart, who helmed the USS Enterprise on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," is lending his voice to "Journey to Space."

January 16, 2015
Missing Beagle 2 Mars lander found intact in images of planet's surface

The United Kingdom's Beagle 2 spacecraft, believed lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the Red Planet's surface in images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

January 14, 2015
Digging for space history in surplus sale of NASA-flown gold

A federal surplus auction is selling a NASA flown-in-space artifact that may be worth its weight in gold — because it is gold. The six 24 karat gold plates reportedly flew in space for 69 months.

January 14, 2015
Ammonia leak alarm on space station has crew evacuate to Russian segment

A possible toxic ammonia leak on board the International Space Station caused the crew to evacuate to the Russian segment of the orbiting outpost. Further analysis though, by NASA flight controllers suggest it was likely a false alarm.

January 12, 2015
NASA conducts first test fire of shuttle-era engine for new Space Launch System

For the first time in more than three years, a space shuttle main engine has roared to life in support of NASA's next-generation heavy-lift rocket. The SSME, renamed the RS-25, fired for 500 seconds on the A-1 test stand at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

January 10, 2015
SpaceX launches Dragon to space station as rocket targets but fails at first landing

The launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station is putting a new and potentially-historic spin on the old adage "what goes up, must come down." As the capsule soared to the orbital outpost, its rocket targeted a first-of-its-type landing.

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January 24, 2015
USA Today

Florida man hopes to save space race relic
An Air Force telescopic tracking station helped engineers monitor ascending rockets during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and shuttle eras. And for decades its domed roof served as a roadside landmark for travelers on highway A1A.

January 22, 2015
Air & Space Magazine

Supermarket Spaceships
Before the era of true space exploration, some major retailers built full-scale mock-ups of rocketships and took them on tours around the country.

January 21, 2015
Idaho Mountain Express

Local artist paints future astronaut
Ketchum artist Christine Warjone has almost completed a commissioned portrait of astronaut trainee Major Anne McClain, who may one day be part of a Mars mission.

January 8, 2015
NM Museum of Space History

Museum Mourns Passing of Local Space Pioneer
When Edward Chris Dittmer was born on September 24, 1918, very few people thought about man travelling to space and even fewer considered that Dittmer would play an important role in that effort.

December 21, 2014

Former Wernher Von Braun house for sale in Huntsville
The house pictured above on Big Cove Road may seem ordinary, but it has seen its fair share of stars.

December 19, 2014

The Martian Script Goes Interstellar
Taking his commitment to realistic sci-fi very seriously indeed, Ridley Scott sent a page from The Martian into space for real this month, hitching a ride for it on the maiden voyage of NASA's Orion spacecraft.

December 18, 2014
The Huntsville Times

New U.S. Space & Rocket Center exhibit honors Ernst Stuhlinger's vision of tomorrow's rocket engine
It sounds like a dream: an engine that can run for a thousand days without stopping and propel a spacecraft to the farthest reaches of the solar system on less than 1,000 pounds of fuel.

December 17, 2014
The Huntsville Times

Dieter Grau, one of the last members of Wernher von Braun's German rocket team, dead at 101
Dieter Grau, one of the original German scientists who came to America with Wernher von Braun at the end of World War II and developed the space program that put men on the moon, died today in Huntsville. He was 101.