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NASA pays tribute to fallen astronauts

NASA highlighted the legacy of astronauts lost in tragic missions including 1967’s Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger’s launch in 1986 and the shuttle Columbia’s breakup in 2003 today — a week later than originally planned due to the partial government shutdown. … Continue reading

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How technology made 1968’s ‘Earthrise’ possible

It’s been 50 years to the day since Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders’ “Earthrise” photo changed our world forever, but that mission to the moon and back wouldn’t have happened the way it did if it weren’t for a giant … Continue reading

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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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