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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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Apollo 11 dust bag sells for $1.8 million

The 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was payday for a Chicago-area lawyer who latched onto a moondirt sample bag from the mission and wouldn’t let go. The Sotheby’s auction house said the 8-by-12-inch bag was sold to … Continue reading

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Mars rover’s roll echoes moonshot stroll

Forty-five years after the astronauts of Apollo 16 rode out on a rover to look over a crater on the moon, NASA’s Opportunity rover looked over a crater on Mars – and sparked a chain of coincidences. To mark the linkage, … Continue reading

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Next generation inspired by Jeff Bezos’ tales

By Chelsey Ballarte and Alan Boyle When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited the Museum of Flight this weekend to answer questions from students, the kids did not hold back. “That’s one of the great things about kids,” Bezos said on … Continue reading

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