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A famous scene from space history gets an unexpected twist in the opening moments of "Mercury 13," a new hour-long documentary from Netflix and directors David Sington and Heather Walsh. "That is one small leap for a woman, another giant step for mankind."
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St. Louis is often called the "Gateway to the West" because of its Arch. Well, now the city could also be referred to as "Gateway to the Moon" with the opening of the Smithsonian's exhibit "Destination Moon" at the Saint Louis Science Center.
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If an astronaut wears a watch on the surface of the moon, does the watchmaker have the right to then use the moonwalker's persona to market a replica of the timepiece? That is the question behind a lawsuit filed by David Scott, the seventh man to walk on the moon.
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Ellen Stofan was 8 years old when Apollo 11 landed astronauts on the moon. Now almost 50 years later, she has been chosen to lead the Smithsonian museum entrusted with that mission's artifacts, filling a role first held by a member of the Apollo 11 crew.
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NASA's Apollo spacecraft illustrates the "E" in "STEM" on a set of four new U.S. postage stamps. The STEM Education stamps depict Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Engineering stamp features Apollo as a "positive" and "recognizable" example.
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Robert Kurson was at the museum to see a submarine. The author of a bestselling book about the discovery of a U-boat, Kurson was visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago when he came across the Apollo 8 command module.
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The preparations for the first demonstration mission of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew spacecraft took a symbolic step forward with the reveal of its first patch. The NASA team contracted to run Starliner mission control in Houston debuted their emblem.
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The astronauts residing on the International Space Station have a slew of state-of-the-art scientific instruments and cutting-edge tech, from DNA sequencers to robot assistants to a 3D printer. But when it comes to plain old 2D printing, the emphasis has been on "old."
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China's first space station has plunged back to Earth six and a half years after its launch. The Tiangong-1 ("Celestial Palace-1") space laboratory made an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere, breaking apart as it fell. Tiangong-1 had hosted two taikonaut crews.
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Two NASA astronauts worked outside of the International Space Station on what marked the 100th spacewalk performed by members of the orbiting laboratory's expedition crews. Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold installed and upgraded hardware during the spacewalk.
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