October 04, 2019 - 7:25 pm
The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station's two women will pair up for a spacewalk later this month. Astronauts Christina Koch and the newly arrived Jessica Meir will...
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July 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
After the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this weekend, the NASA Administrator stopped by Wichita this week to say the Air Capital is a big part of the future. “Make sure that America continues to lead in aeronautics,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. KSN TV reports Bridenstine...
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July 22, 2019 - 8:24 pm
Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died Monday in...
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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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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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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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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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