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Astronaut and kids celebrate socks in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station get thick calluses on the tops of their feet instead of the bottoms, but today students tried out ways to make the final frontier a little friendlier for feet. Not only did they get … Continue reading

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Watch an astronaut chat about socks in space

Hundreds of middle-school and high-school students will gather at Seattle’s Museum of Flight on March 2 to chat with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir on the International Space Station while the world watches on the Web. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Red Arrows fly aerobatics of a different color

Seattle’s Museum of Flight may have put a Blue Angels jet on a pedestal, but today it rolled out the red carpet for a military aerobatic team of a different color: the Red Arrows of Britain’s Royal Air Force. “They’re the best,” … Continue reading

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Space settlers just might dig a moon of Mars

The smaller of Mars’ two moons, Deimos, was named after the Greek god of terror — but the way former NASA flight surgeon Jim Logan sees it, Deimos could be a comfort zone for space settlers. “The Mars-facing side of Deimos … Continue reading

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Space settlement vision updated after 50 years

Fifty years ago, a Princeton physicist named Gerard O’Neill asked his students to help him come up with a plan for setting up settlements in space. Just a few years later, O’Neill published the resulting vision for freestanding space colonies as … Continue reading

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Spaced-out goodies mark Apollo 11 anniversary

Want a little space history in your beer? Or soda pop? Or chocolate? Seattle brands are banding together to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Museum of Flight leading the charge. You’ll find a … Continue reading

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Apollo moonshot exhibit touches on family history

“Destination Moon,” the traveling exhibit making its debut at Seattle’s Museum of Flight this month, puts some of the greatest treasures of the Space Race on display. But if you know where to look, you’ll also spot little treasures that shed … Continue reading

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Space fans set to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary

The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that means the appointment books for space luminaries and their fans are filling up like the propellant tanks on a Saturn V rocket. Seattle’s Museum of … Continue reading

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Mars maverick touts low-cost plan for moon bases

For decades, rocket scientist Robert Zubrin has been a voice crying in the Martian wilderness. But now the president of the Mars Society is pleading the case for a cause that’s much closer than the Red Planet: low-cost lunar exploration and settlement. … 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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