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July 06, 2019 - 9:13 pm
A small Ohio city is shooting for the moon in celebrating its native son's history-making walk 50 years ago this month. The hometown of Neil Armstrong has expanded its usual weekend "summer moon festival" to 10 days of Apollo 11 commemorations . Tens of thousands of visitors — the biggest crowds...
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Wichita State
June 26, 2019 - 11:47 am
A NASA-funded Wichita State University research project will seek to understand how the human brain responds to gravity while in space. The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program recently awarded $127,600 to a multidisciplinary research group for the project titled “Development of a Neuro-Virtual Interface...
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May 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
Restored mission control consoles used by NASA to guide trips to the moon will soon be shipped from Kansas to the control room in Texas where they were used from the 1960s through the 1990s. The Hutchinson News reports that Cosmosphere's SpaceWorks experts have restored 19 consoles in Hutchinson...
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May 14, 2019 - 10:15 am
Moonquake! A study has revealed that the moon has been slowly shrinking over time and, as a result, been causing quakes to occur on the its surface. NASA has taken to Twitter to reveal the reality of moonquakes. "You've heard of earthquakes. But what about moonquakes? Like a wrinkled grape drying...
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Jeff Bezos
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May 10, 2019 - 11:58 am
Get ready to have your Amazon Prime order delivered to the moon . Okay, while that may be a ways away, Jeff Bezos did reveal his plans for space colonization on Thursday. The Amazon founder announced the design of his space company Blue Origins’ new lunar lander called Blue Moon. Today, our founder...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:37 pm
NASA's newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but hit a few snags, scientists said Friday. The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to be a couple of stones. It only managed to burrow between half a foot (18 centimeters) and about 1 ½ feet (50...
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Dreamstime
January 01, 2019 - 4:52 pm
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped like a bowling pin. Flight controllers in Maryland declared success 10 hours after the high-risk, middle-of-the-night...
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December 31, 2018 - 8:02 pm
A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles from Earth. It's the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet across...
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June 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm
The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson will receive about $650,000 from NASA to promote science, technology engineering and math education. NASA announced that the Cosmosphere was one of three applicants to receive funds after 43 groups submitted proposals. The Hutchinson News reports the Cosmosphere's $650...
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June 09, 2018 - 2:04 am
Laura Murray Cicco has a piece of space from the first man to land on the moon. Because NASA's position is that all lunar material belongs to it, she has decided to proactively file a suit against NASA in an effort to keep it. The vial of moon dust, which came into Cicco's possession in 1970, came...
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