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April 18, 2014
SpaceX launches science-packed Dragon capsule on space station supply run

A commercial cargo spacecraft loaded with more than two tons of scientific experiments and equipment lifted off for the International Space Station on April 18, after more than a month of delays. SpaceX's Dragon launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral.

April 17, 2014
John Houbolt, NASA engineer who fought for Apollo moon landing method, dies

Were it not for John C. Houbolt, the United States might never have landed men on the moon. The engineer, who died at the age of 95, sold the nation's space program leaders on an alternate flight plan, called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (LOR).

April 14, 2014
NASA signs over historic Launch Pad 39A to SpaceX

One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now under the control of SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies), the company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.

April 9, 2014
Houston, we've got an auction: Apollo 13 astronaut's mementos to be sold

Apollo 13 memorabilia belonging to the late astronaut Jack Swigert is auction-bound, 44 years after a last-minute change landed him aboard the ill-fated flight. The mementos are being put up for sale by Swigert's family.

April 7, 2014
Mercury space capsule shipping overseas for German art exhibition

An American spacecraft that spent decades under the ocean will soon ship overseas for an exhibit that explores the "space between art and science." Liberty Bell 7 will leave the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to be displayed at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn.

April 3, 2014
'Milestone' makeover: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to renovate main hall

The National Air and Space Museum is set to redefine "Milestones of Flight," as it goes about the first major renovation of its iconic gallery. Boeing has gifted $30 million to the Smithsonian to fund, in part, the redesign of the Air and Space Museum's main gallery.

April 2, 2014
NASA cuts contact with Russia, except for space station

NASA has halted all communication with its counterparts in Russia — with the important exception of continuing to jointly operate the International Space Station — in a response to Russia's conflict with the Ukraine.

April 2, 2014
For North Korea, new space agency name and logo are anything but 'nothing'

If space is really a lot of nothing, than North Korea's newly-named space agency may be aptly titled, albeit inadvertently. The country marked the space agency's first anniversary by revealing NADA, the National Aerospace Development Administration.

March 31, 2014
Dates set for move of NASA shuttle carrier aircraft to Space Center Houston

A historic NASA jumbo jet has been cleared for its final takeoff — not into the air, but on a road trip through the streets of Houston to the site of its future exhibit. NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft will be moved from Ellington Field to Space Center Houston in late April.

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03/31/14 - Navy christens ocean research ship for first moonwalker
03/28/14 - T-365 to astronaut, cosmonaut spend one year on station
03/27/14 - Omega Speedmaster marks Apollo 11 45th anniversary
03/25/14 - Soyuz TMA-12M launches with three-man crew for station
03/23/14 - Moon camera sale soars sky high despite questions
03/21/14 - Astronaut 'Taste The Stars' menu features meteorite sauce
03/19/14 - Space artifacts and astronauts' mementos up for auction
03/17/14 - Amazon CEO's F1 rocket engine recovery team honored
03/15/14 - NASA slips first test flight of Orion capsule to December
03/14/14 - National Geographic Channel to go live with space station
03/11/14 - Cheerleaders to grow space history one microbe at a time
03/10/14 - Soyuz TMA-10M crew lands on Earth after 166 days on ISS
03/10/14 - SpaceX's third station resupply flight gets 3-sided patch
03/09/14 - Koichi Wakata becomes 1st Japanese to command ISS
03/07/14 - Space Camp launches crowdfund to land NASA aircraft
03/06/14 - NASA's shuttle-ferrying jet dismantled for Houston move
03/05/14 - Mars crater names raising funds for ride to Red Planet
03/04/14 - Skylab astronaut William Pogue dies at 84
03/02/14 - 'Gravity' pulls in 7 Oscars at Academy Awards
02/28/14 - NASA begins process to rename center for Neil Armstrong
02/27/14 - 'People's map of Mars': Name a red planet crater for $5
02/25/14 - 'Gravity' drops into stores, beams to space station
02/24/14 - Solar System on leaked list of US stamp subjects for 2014
02/21/14 - Dale Gardner, 65, astronaut who salvaged satellites, dies
02/19/14 - Valery Kubasov, Apollo-Soyuz crewmember, dies at 79
02/18/14 - Must-see space TV: Astronauts star in new network series
02/14/14 - Space shuttle exhibit launching at Ohio Air Force Museum
02/12/14 - Olympic gold medalists to get bonus meteorite medal
02/11/14 - Coins commemorate 50 years of European space exploits
02/10/14 - Coca-Cola returns soda to outer space in Olympics ad
02/07/14 - Olympics launch with space-flown torch and cosmonauts
02/07/14 - Astronaut Hall of Fame to add record-setting shuttle fliers
02/04/14 - Giant astronaut statue envisioned for new Apollo Center
02/02/14 - Navy christens ship for John Glenn, first astronaut in orbit
01/31/14 - NASA camera claimed to be used on moon up for auction
01/27/14 - Cosmonauts repeat spacewalk to add Earth-view cameras
01/24/14 - Trailblazing Opportunity rover marks 10 years on Mars
01/24/14 - SNC's Dream Chaser 'space SUV' gets 2016 launch date
01/21/14 - Rocket renovations ending public tours of NASA's VAB
01/19/14 - Astronaut autograph exhibit captures 'Reflections' of moon
01/15/14 - NASA asteroid probe latest space mission to fly names
01/09/14 - Congress renames NASA flight center for Neil Armstrong
01/09/14 - Orbital Sciences launches Cygnus on first NASA cargo run
01/08/14 - Space station cargo delivery delayed by solar flare
01/07/14 - Books on supply ship to launch 'Story Time From Space'
01/04/14 - Boeing to use former shuttle hangar for secret space plane
01/03/14 - China stamps, medals celebrate nation's first lunar landing
01/01/14 - LEGO launches Mars Curiosity; Plus! Five awaiting liftoff

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April 10, 2014
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April 9, 2014
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Neil Armstrong's Corvette on display at KSC
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April 9, 2014

Space memorabilia auction hits $1 million mark in New York
An emblem that traveled with U.S. astronauts on the 1969 Apollo moon flight and a check list from that historic mission were the top-selling items in a sale of space memorabilia, Bonhams auction house said on Wednesday.

April 6, 2014
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Iconic rocket due for repair
Travelers often get an unexpected surprise when they enter Alabama on Interstate 65: a 224-foot Saturn 1B rocket.

March 27, 2014
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Shuttle aircraft to make one final voyage next month
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March 22, 2014
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Spaceflight museum moves to larger site
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March 17, 2014
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NASA shuttle veteran gives old parts new life for L.A. exhibit
Dennis Jenkins spent 30 years sending shuttles into space. Now he's helping the California Science Center build its Endeavour display.