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50 years after Apollo, will China spark space race?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An American rivalry with China could stoke a new space race in the years ahead, prominent members of the space community said at a session marking the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo missions. But it may not play … Continue reading

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Moonwalker stirs up a buzz over climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  I didn’t invite Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt to get his views on climate change, but that’s the topic that created the most fireworks here today at the ScienceWriters 2018 conference. The title of the session was “Apollo Plus 50,” … Continue reading

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‘First Man’ and ‘The First’ put a new spin on space

Two big-name dramatic productions — “First Man” in theaters, and “The First” on Hulu — are putting the glorious past and potentially glorious future of space exploration on big and small screens. But if you’re expecting the Ryan Gosling movie about Neil Armstrong, or … Continue reading

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T-minus-1 year for Apollo 11’s golden anniversary

Forty-nine years ago today, humans first set foot on a world beyond Earth — and by the time the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing rolls around, a year from now, there’s likely to be more moon milestones to … Continue reading

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Alan Bean, Apollo 12’s artistic astronaut, dies at 86

Artist-astronaut Alan Bean, the moonwalker who saw himself as different from the rest, died today at the age of 86 at Houston Medical Hospital. Bean’s death followed a sudden illness that befell him two weeks earlier during a trip to … Continue reading

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Apollo 12 astronaut Dick Gordon dies at 88

The first Seattle-born astronaut to fly in space, Dick Gordon, passed away on Monday at his home in California at the age of 88, NASA and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation reported. He flew into orbit in 1966 as pilot for the Gemini 11 mission. Three … Continue reading

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Scientists seek treaty to save famous space places

What’s the best way to preserve the Apollo footprints on the moon, the Face on Mars, or the mysterious “white spots” on the dwarf planet Ceres? A pair of researchers argue that there ought to be an international treaty. They say the Antarctic Treaty, which … Continue reading

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