August 20, 2014|
ABC developing 'Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth' as TV sitcom
Astronaut Chris Hadfield's advice for life on Earth has become the basis for a television sitcom. ABC committed to the production of a pilot episode for a family comedy inspired by Hadfield's book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth."
August 19, 2014
Beam your message to Mars to celebrate 50 years since first mission to Red Planet
How will you celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars? How about sending a shout out to the Red Planet? "Beam Me to Mars," the latest project by Uwingu, will transmit the public's messages to Mars on Nov. 28, 2014.
August 18, 2014
Houston, you can see a shuttle from here
Exiting the interstate onto Houston's NASA Parkway, drivers first catch view of it — its black-and-white tail visible over the trees. It is not every day you see a space shuttle on your daily commute.
August 16, 2014
Brad Paisley launches song about 'flag on the moon' from historic NASA pad
Country music star Brad Paisley traveled to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to launch his new song, "American Flag on the Moon." "I'm at NASA's Apollo launch pad in FL, leaking my new song," Paisley tweeted.
August 15, 2014
Hello Kitty in space: Cute toy cat is circling Earth aboard Japanese satellite
Hello Kitty, Japan's famous feline character, has become a cat-stronaut. Not only is the cute kitty orbiting the Earth inside a satellite with a view, but she is ready to beam back messages from space for fans.
August 14, 2014
Rise of Independence: Mock space shuttle hoisted atop historic NASA jet
It was not quite the blast off, but a full-size, replica space shuttle rose into the sky
over Houston to be mounted on top of a historic NASA jumbo jet. The crane-enabled flight of the "Independence" was in support of Space Center Houston's display of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
August 13, 2014
Commemorative kit on Europe's last cargo spacecraft honors fleet's namesakes
Packed on Europe's final space freighter to dock with the International Space Station is a small blue box. It's not the most important payload on the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), but the box's contents commemorate the fleet's five spacecraft namesakes.
August 11, 2014
Space station's first year-long crew counts days to launch, debuts mission patch
Scott Kelly is just 7 months from becoming the first NASA astronaut to spend a year in space. Well, maybe not a full year, at least according to the current schedule, but that's not stopped Kelly and his crewmate Mikhail Kornienko from designing a one-year patch.
August 10, 2014
Navy christens new research ship for Sally Ride, first US woman in space
The U.S. Navy has honored the nation's first woman in space, christening its new ocean research ship after the late astronaut Sally Ride. The R/V Sally Ride has blazed a new path for women becoming the first academic vessel to be named for a female scientist.
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August 12, 2014
Shuttle emblem placed at monument
A huge stainless steel image of the space shuttle program emblem was added to the collection of monuments over the weekend at Space View Park in Titusville.
August 7, 2014
Long Beach Press Telegram
Downey's Columbia Memorial Space Center teams up with Google to bring online museum experience
More than a dozen children gathered around three laptop computers at Downey's Columbia Memorial Space Center staring intently at the glowing screens with wide, eager eyes.
July 30, 2014
Apollo Engineer Restores Moon Rover Trainer
That's one giant moon buggy for a retired Apollo veteran: Rutledge Alexander "Putty" Mills worked as chief of vehicles for Manned Lunar Expedition Studies in the Apollo program during the 1960s and 70s, and now he's restoring a lunar rover test vehicle at his home in Santa Ynez, California.
July 20, 2014
Should the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites Be Protected?
The Sea of Tranquility remains tranquil today, but it may not always be so. The site, where Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon 45 years ago this Sunday, has apparently been undisturbed since then. But a growing number of countries, including China and India, are planning moon missions, and new commercial space players may make lunar landings well.
July 16, 2014
Australian Broadcasting Corp.
NSW man who believes he found space junk from Russian rocket posts it on Gumtree for $100,000
A man who believes he found a piece of space junk from the Russian rocket which spectacularly re-entered the atmosphere over Australia put it up for sale for $100,000.
July 16, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
NASA artifacts from Ames center go on display in local spaces
Well before World War II, when fields around Mountain View and Sunnyvale were rich with crops and orchards and no one had dreamed of Silicon Valley, the Army ruled a former Navy base at Moffett Field and trained its pilots for the Army Air Corps.
July 14, 2014
The Space Review
Kidnapping a Soviet space station
On March 10, 1985, the Space Shuttle Challenger was poised for launch at the Kennedy Space Center on an audacious mission: rendezvous with the unmanned Soviet Salyut-7 space station, capture it, stow it away in its cavernous payload bay, and bring it back to Earth.
July 13, 2014
Collector selling capsules of space history
David Ursin pulls the pickup truck to the side of the road and gets out to check a loose strap on the trailer behind him, which holds a Gemini space capsule.