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APOLLO 50: GO FOR THE MOON

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, featuring a 363-foot Saturn V rocket projected on the east face of the Washington Monument and a special “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” show. This presentation conceived and commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum, and is made possible through a partnership […]

JULY 20 MARKS ONE GIANT ANNIVERSARY FOR MANKIND

The countdown is on as America anticipates the golden anniversary of mankind’s greatest leap. And the country’s energy couldn’t be higher, as the U.S. inches closer to launching humans back into space for the first time in years. For anyone looking to experience a half-century’s worth of excitement, pride and celebration in honor of NASA’s […]

NASA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC MOON LANDING

NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars with a live, two-hour television broadcast Friday, July 19, and partner-led events taking place across the country from July 16 through July 20. On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, […]

UNITED AIRLINES COMMEMORATES FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MOON LANDING WITH CELEBRATORY FLIGHT

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in July 1969, United Airlines stands with the nation in celebration of this milestone anniversary. Continuing throughout July, the airline, in coordination with Houston First Corporation, Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center and OTG will provide customers with a variety of opportunities to learn about […]

SIGN OF PROGRESS: NASA PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIDDEN FIGURES

Visitors to NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. will forevermore be reminded of the African-American women who were essential to the success of early spaceflight. On August 23, 2018, U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Ed Markey, John Thune, and Bill Nelson introduced a bipartisan bill to designate the street in front of NASA Headquarters as Hidden Figures […]

NASA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO JOIN ITS APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is partnering with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary event called Small Steps to Giant Leaps. This event is held to honor this historic moment in time when mankind first landed on the moon, and also looks forward to the […]

FLOAT LIKE NEIL ARMSTRONG WITH SPECIAL WEIGHTLESS FLIGHT HONORING APOLLO 11’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) will take fans of the cosmos where few have gone before. Taking off July 20 from Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility (formerly the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility) at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, ZERO-G will offer Apollo enthusiasts the […]

DRONE MAPS ICY LAVA TUBE IN ICELAND IN PREPARATION FOR CAVE EXPLORATION ON THE MOON AND MARS

The SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology, Inc. have announced the successful mapping in 3D of the interior of an ice-rich lava tube in Iceland using a LiDAR-equipped drone. The team was investigating the Lofthellir Lava Tube Ice Cave in the remote Myvatn region of Iceland, and used the drone to document the lava tube’s shape […]

GOOGLE AND NASA HAUGHTON-MARS PROJECT PARTNER ON MOON/MARS EXPLORATION PREP

The Mars Institute and the SETI Institute are announcing a new partnership between Google and the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) to advance Mars exploration at one of the most otherworldly places on Earth: Devon Island, in the High Arctic. The announcement is accompanied by the release of new Street View imagery; a Google Earth guided […]

ORION SPAN LAUNCHES AURORA STATION CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Orion Span, the innovative space tourism company designing a luxury space hotel, has announced an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign. Investors interested in the space tourism race – and those who were captivated by news of Aurora Station’s launch earlier this year – can now become investors in the project. The campaign is live on SeedInvest, a […]

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