September 29, 2014|
Filmmaker, TV network take small steps to Neil Armstrong biopics
The life story of the late Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, has taken not one, but two small steps toward landing on both the big and small screens. A newly-acclaimed director and a television network have each turned attention to the Apollo 11 moonwalker.
September 26, 2014
Trade you a Dragon? NASA's private crew capsules now on collectible cards
NASA's draft picks for its private spacecraft team now have their own rookie cards. The agency debuted "collectible cards" featuring the Boeing and SpaceX capsules it selected to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
September 25, 2014
Soyuz TMA-14M launches with new space station crew, tiger toys and river water
The first Russian woman to fly into space in nearly 20 years launched to the International Space Station on Thursday (Sept. 25) with a NASA shuttle pilot and a cosmonaut making a return to the orbiting laboratory.
September 24, 2014
Space Station's '42' crew highlights link to 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
What do astronauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew has featured the link between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on a poster and patch.
September 24, 2014
India's Mars Orbiter Mission makes history entering orbit around Red Planet
For the 2nd time in as many days, a robotic spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars. This time the history being made was as much about where the probe came from as it was about it having arrived at the Red Planet.
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?
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September 14, 2014
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
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
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
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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
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
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.