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Coldplay connects with astronaut to debut 'Higher Power' on space station

May 7th 2021 at 14:00
Coldplay found a higher stage to debut their new single, "Higher Power." The British rock band connected with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency (ESA) to play the song on board the International Space Station.

Blue Origin sets date, auctions seat on first New Shepard crewed launch

May 5th 2021 at 15:15
Sixty years after its spacecraft's namesake lifted off on the first U.S. human spaceflight, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin revealed the date it is targeting for its first New Shepard crewed flight and began taking bids in an auction for one of the seats on board.

Moonshot Museum to feature window into Astrobotic lunar lander work

May 5th 2021 at 09:00
A new space museum will have an unusual highlight: lunar artifacts that have yet to land on the moon. The Moonshot Museum will be hosted in the headquarters of Astrobotic, a company building landers and rovers for both NASA and commercial moon missions.

Smithsonian inspects first US astronaut's space capsule, suit 60 years on

May 5th 2021 at 01:00
In the 60 years since they made history, Alan Shepard's spacesuit and Mercury capsule logged more miles than they did on the first U.S. human spaceflight. Now, the Smithsonian is preparing both artifacts for their first long-term exhibition together.

'2 Funny Astronauts': NASA vets Mike Massimino and Garrett Reisman launch new podcast

May 4th 2021 at 18:25
Mike Massimino and Garrett Reisman are quick to clarify the title of their new podcast. The two NASA veterans want their listeners to know they are not two funny guys. "We are not funny guys, we're funny astronauts!" the two say, almost in unison.

Florida lawmakers protect spacecraft parts from finders, keepers

May 2nd 2021 at 22:00
On its way to a splashdown, SpaceX's Crew Dragon "Resilience" shed some of its parts. Despite the possible appearance the panels were being discarded, they remain SpaceX property, as recently affirmed by the Florida legislature.

SpaceX's Crew-1 make night splashdown after record-setting mission

May 2nd 2021 at 03:30
Making a rare nighttime splashdown, four history-making astronauts have returned from the International Space Station aboard a record-setting U.S. spacecraft. SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts splashed down on Crew Dragon "Resilience" after 167 days in orbit.

International Space Station to go on tour with VR exhibit 'The Infinite'

April 29th 2021 at 16:15
For more than 20 years, the International Space Station has hosted crews numbering two to 13 astronauts at a time. Soon though, it will open its hatches to a continuous flow of over 100 people, and you can join them in "The INFINITE: Living Among the Stars."

China launches Tianhe core for new multi-module space station

April 29th 2021 at 00:55
China has launched the core component of its first multi-module space station, reaching a milestone almost 30 years in the making. The Tianhe module lifted off on a Chinese Long March 5B from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center.

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut who orbited moon, dies at 90

April 28th 2021 at 12:15
Gemini and Apollo astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon during the world's first lunar landing mission, has died at the age of 90. Collins circled the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at Tranquility Base in 1969.

'For All Mankind' FAQ: How did the space shuttle fly to the moon?

April 26th 2021 at 02:30
"Our shuttles need to refuel before they burn for the moon..." That one line, from the penultimate episode of the second season of "For All Mankind," seemed to answer one of the most frequently asked questions about the Apple TV+ alternate history series.

'GuinGuin,' the flying penguin, revealed as SpaceX Crew-2 zero-g indicator

April 23rd 2021 at 12:00
The astronauts aboard SpaceX's first twice-launched Crew Dragon spacecraft revealed another first after they entered orbit: a flying penguin. The crew introduced their normally flightless companion, a small plush penguin named "GuinGuin."

SpaceX launches Crew-2 to space station on reused rocket, capsule

April 23rd 2021 at 06:15
Four astronauts have launched to the International Space Station on NASA's first crewed mission to fly on a reused SpaceX stage and capsule. Dragon Endeavour lifted off with Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet and Aki Hoshide.

Sally Ride coin designs recommended for 2022 American Women quarter

April 20th 2021 at 19:15
Astronaut Sally Ride will be depicted on a U.S. coin looking out a spacecraft window at Earth, if the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury agrees with the recommendations made by two advisory panels for the design of quarter dollar to be issued in 2022.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter achieves first powered flight on Mars

April 19th 2021 at 11:30
A small rotorcraft has made both aeronautic and astronautic history, becoming the first vehicle to achieve powered flight on a body other than Earth. Named Ingenuity, NASA's Mars helicopter lifted off from the surface of Jezero crater for a 40-second historic flight.

Apollo 13 astronauts raise a toast to their recovery with new statue

April 18th 2021 at 20:00
Fifty-one years to the day after they survived an explosion on the way to the moon, Jim Lovell and Fred Haise came face-to-face with their post-splashdown selves at Space Center Houston. The Apollo 13 crewmates toasted a sculpture capturing their recovery.

Soyuz MS-17 crew returns to Earth after 185 days on space station

April 17th 2021 at 02:10
Two cosmonauts and an astronaut landed safely from the International Space Station after spending 185 days aboard the orbiting laboratory. Sergey Ryzhikov, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Kate Rubins touched down aboard Russia's Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft.

NASA picks SpaceX Starship to land next astronauts on moon since Apollo

April 16th 2021 at 23:20
NASA has chosen SpaceX to land the next American astronauts on the moon. The space agency announced it had selected SpaceX to provide its first human landing system (HLS) since the Apollo lunar module 50 years ago.

NASA's New Horizons probe reaches rare distance, looks out to farthest Voyager

April 15th 2021 at 17:00
New Horizons is a long, long, long way from home. Fifteen years after launching from Earth and six years after becoming the first probe to fly by Pluto, NASA's New Horizons is reaching 50 AU, a mile marker that has been passed only by four other spacecraft.