June 20, 2013|
Crowd funds $1 million for asteroid miners' public space telescope
Planetary Resources' Arkyd, the world's first selfie-snapping, asteroid (and maybe planet) hunting, public space telescope is $1 million closer to its launch into Earth orbit, having surpassed its initial crowd-funding goal.
June 18, 2013
Astronaut 'I scream': New NASA astronaut candidates excited to be chosen
Ann McClain's mother was in her front yard rose garden when her daughter called with the news. "You'll never forget this moment," McClain, a 34-year-old major serving in the US Army told her mom. "I've been selected as an astronaut candidate."
June 17, 2013
NASA names new astronaut candidates to train for space station and beyond
NASA has selected has eight new astronaut candidates — four men and four women — to begin training later this year for flights to the International Space Station and beyond. The scientists and military pilots chosen for NASA's 2013 class of "ascans" are the 21st group in the space agency's history.
June 17, 2013
Details in death of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space, revealed 45 years later
The circumstances surrounding the death of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, who in 1968 was killed when the jet he was flying crashed, have been clouded in theories and rumors. Now, the first man to walk in space has said he can tell what really happened to his friend and fellow Russian cosmonaut.
June 15, 2013
LEGO to roll out NASA Mars rover as next toy model in fan-created line
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, which for the past 10 months has been driving across the Red Planet, will be the next model to roll off LEGO's CUUSOO product line. The car-size rover will be the next release in LEGO's line of fan-created building brick toys.
June 14, 2013
Fifty years ago, first woman to fly in space wore world's first mission patch
Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago on June 16 launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6, set a record by becoming the first woman in space. But her gender wasn't the only way that Tereshkova contributed to the cultural history of space exploration — she also wore the first (hidden) mission patch.
June 13, 2013
NASA visitor centers launch new passport for space tourists
Earth-bound space tourists hitting the road this summer to tour NASA's historic launch pads, mission control centers and facilities, as well as see the retired space shuttles on display now have their own passport.
June 11, 2013 - UPDATED
Off and no longer running: Space station's first treadmill to be jettisoned with trash
A space apparatus that enabled astronauts and cosmonauts to literally run around the Earth will bid farewell to its on orbit home of 12 years. The International Space Station's first treadmill will be sent to its destruction aboard a spent Russian cargo freighter.
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06/11/13 - China launches Shenzhou 10 to prototype space station|
06/07/13 - Space shuttle Atlantis exhibit enters countdown to launch
06/06/13 - NASA and LEGO launch contest to build air and spacecraft
06/05/13 - Albert Einstein in space: Europe launches cargo craft
06/04/13 - Art project picks real over replica rocket for quilt cover
06/03/13 - Neil Armstrong's accent may have hid 'a' in moon quote
05/31/13 - Endeavour's tow truck gives CA Science Center a lift
05/29/13 - Asteroid company offers 'Space Selfies' for space scope
05/28/13 - Soyuz TMA-09M launches, docks to station on same day
05/28/13 - Asteroid miners ponder clients for space rock samples
05/24/13 - Bra makers' moon spacesuit history to be told in movie
05/22/13 - Sally Ride to be posthumously awarded Medal of Freedom
05/21/13 - First look at Amazon CEO's engines being conserved
05/20/13 - NASA to lease historic launch pad for commercial rockets
05/18/13 - Mars rover Opportunity breaks record set by Apollo 17
05/17/13 - Armstrong's heartbeat, Apollo joystick pulled from auction
05/16/13 - Did 'Star Trek' give rise to NASA's 'Space Shuttle'?
05/14/13 - Public invited to see Amazon CEO's engines in Kansas
05/14/13 - Skylab astronauts reflect on 40 years of life off Earth
05/13/13 - Soyuz TMA-07M lands with Russian, U.S. and Canadian
05/12/13 - Atlantis' payload bay swung open for display [time lapse]
05/11/13 - Astronauts on 'precedent-setting' unplanned spacewalk
05/09/13 - 'Gravity' trailer reveals Clooney, Bullock as astronauts
05/08/13 - Astronaut Sally Ride to be remembered at national tribute
05/07/13 - Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin launches 'Mission to Mars' tour
05/06/13 - Space shuttle Enterprise's NYC exhibit reopening July 10
05/06/13 - Red Bull 'space jump' artifacts on display in Houston
05/02/13 - Houston museum to top NASA jet with mock space shuttle
05/02/13 - Space shuttle robot arm unveiled at Canadian museum
04/30/13 - Canada launches space robot-themed $5 bill from orbit
04/29/13 - Enterprise's home taking shape at New York's Intrepid
04/29/13 - Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo makes first powered flight
04/26/13 - Shuttle Atlantis now fully unwrapped for NASA exhibit
04/25/13 - Shrink-wrapped shuttle Atlantis uncovered for display
04/24/13 - External fuel tank, astronaut mover on barge for museum
04/23/13 - Cosmonauts may carry Olympic torch on spacewalk
04/21/13 - Antares rocket launches on test from Virginia spaceport
04/21/13 - Astronaut Hall of Fame adds Brown, Collins and Dunbar
04/16/13 - Space station lands in Houston in state-of-the-art exhibit
04/14/13 - Navy names research ship for Sally Ride
04/12/13 - Replica rockets rising over Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit
04/10/13 - NASA planning to lasso, move asteroid for exploration
04/05/13 - Historic NASA test chamber upgraded for space telescope
04/02/13 - Moonwalkers' toy plane and toothbrush up for auction
03/29/13 - IMAX, Disney to look back at Earth from space in 3D film
03/28/13 - Soyuz docks at station following 1st rapid rendezvous
03/28/13 - Cosmonauts, astronaut launch on express flight to station
03/26/13 - Artist Shepard Fairey designs space mission patch
03/25/13 - Recovered rocket engines land in Kansas for conservation
03/25/13 - LEGO toys returning from space on private cargo craft
03/24/13 - Buzz Aldrin refutes space sale, keeping his memorabilia
03/22/13 - Space shuttle Enterprise added to Historic Places registry
03/22/13 - Jeff Bezos' ocean-recovered engines arrive on shore
03/21/13 - Library of Congress to preserve first audio from space
03/20/13 - Apollo F-1 engines raised off ocean floor by Amazon CEO
03/18/13 - Effort to recover lunar photos seeks public support
03/15/13 - Soyuz TMA-06M lands from ISS with US-Russian crew
03/13/13 - Chris Hadfield becomes first Canadian to command ISS
03/11/13 - NASA to launch students' shield on Orion test flight
03/11/13 - Endeavour's museum move focus of new photo exhibit
03/08/13 - Next station-bound crew flying fast track to outpost
03/06/13 - Shuttle Atlantis under wraps as boosters begin to rise
03/04/13 - Apollo capsule lands at NM space history museum
03/03/13 - SpaceX Dragon reaches ISS on 2nd NASA resupply run
03/01/13 - SpaceX launches Dragon on 2nd ISS resupply mission
02/28/13 - Thirty Seconds to Mars sending single to space station
02/27/13 - Inspiration Mars Foundation plans mission to Red Planet
02/26/13 - House votes to rename NASA center for Neil Armstrong
02/26/13 - Pluto-bound space probe gets review for postage stamp
02/25/13 - SpaceX's 2nd resupply flight gets two mission patches
02/21/13 - 'Space Shuttle Atlantis' exhibit gains logo, opening date
02/20/13 - John Glenn's historic Friendship 7 'found' in Texas
02/19/13 - Mission Control 'Houston' gives launch to Nike sneakers
02/18/13 - Lawsuits leave lunar bibles in limbo
02/12/13 - Toymaker models NASA's commercial spacecraft
02/08/13 - Astronaut, rocker perform duet from space and Earth
02/06/13 - Last moonwalker calls space station crew
02/04/13 - Jerry Ross: Seven spaceflights were 'a good start'
01/21/13 - NASA fires up historic engine parts for new rocket
01/14/13 - NYC's Intrepid showcasing space shuttle's legacy
01/11/13 - Shuttle veterans to enter Astronaut Hall of Fame
01/07/13 - Nixon's NASA legacy on display at National Archives
01/03/13 - First words on the moon: One small fib or giant leap?
01/01/13 - 2013: New year in spaceflight history
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June 18, 2013
The New York Times
Russian Space Center in Kazakhstan Counts Down Its Days of Glory
On a sultry desert evening, as bats fluttered about this town’s riverfront park, a man emerged from a reedy marsh carrying a bundle of grass tied with twine.
June 15, 2013
Death of Yuri Gagarin demystified 40 years on
After over 40 years of secrecy, the real cause of death of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, has been made public. Prominent Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov reveals the truth behind the events of that tragic day.
June 14, 2013
Tereshkova marks 50 years of her historic flight
It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago — putting a woman in orbit. And 26-year old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting "Take off your hat, sky, I'm coming!" as she blasted off.
June 6, 2013
Portland Press Herald
Maine company's blueberry jam headed for outerspace
An astronaut from Maine who is orbiting Earth on the International Space Station is about to get a special delivery direct from his home state — wild blueberry space jam.
June 5, 2013
Gagarin space drama based on secret Soviet archive hits Russian theaters
A blockbuster Russian drama about the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, has hit the big screen. The $7 million film is more factual than fictional, based on recently released secret archive material on the legendary Soviet cosmonaut.
June 3, 2013
Hasselblad Enlists Buzz Aldrin to Launch Its Lunar Camera
Swedish camera maker Hasselblad has long been associated with NASA's space exploration program.
May 24, 2013
Collectors will be over the moon about space camera
A vintage camera is expected to fetch up to €60,000 (£51,400) at an auction in Vienna tomorrow, its value boosted by the fact that it has been into space.
May 20, 2013
The Space Review
Those magnificent spooks and their spying machine: The spies help rescue Skylab
Forty years ago — in fact, possibly forty years ago today — a top secret spy satellite was pressed into emergency service to help save the crippled NASA Skylab space station. The mission was a success, and a closely guarded secret, until a retired Air Force general decided to brag.
May 18, 2013
Paul Allen procures V-2 rocket for aircraft museum
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is selling some of his abstract art, and buying a historic rocket. The eclectic Seattle billionaire has procured a rare Werner von Braun designed V-2 rocket, the first man-made object to fly into outer space.