The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s JFK Moonshot, is a first-of-its-kind augmented reality documentary app experience, and is now available for free download. JFK Moonshot is a retelling and recreation of the Apollo 11 mission and its connection to President Kennedy. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic Moon Landing; a significant moment […]

Wally Funk’s Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer by Sue Nelson; Chicago Review Press, 2019; hardcover: 256 pages, $26.99 This is a wonderful read, one that underscores politics and prejudice in America’s embryonic human spaceflight program.  Wally Funk was a trailblazer, among the Mercury 13, the first group of American […]

  A unique multimedia website has been launched, one that plays the entire Apollo 11 mission in real time. Included are 2,000 photographs, 11,000 hours of Mission Control audio, 240 hours of space-to-ground audio, all onboard recorder audio, 15,000 searchable utterances, post-mission commentary, and astromaterials sample data. The website is the most complete presentation of […]

A newly discovered hydrothermal field at the northern Gorda Ridge in the Pacific Ocean has been named the Apollo Vent Field in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing this July. The SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog) Research Program team aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus (E/V Nautilus) tagged the feature. […]

The Planetary Society has released a new Apollo cost analysis, reporting that the effort would cost nearly $300 billion in today’s dollars. The analysis comes in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. As explained in the analysis, the United States spent $264 billion on Project Apollo when adjusted to today’s […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 2437 duties. “We are investigating the ridges which are such a prominent feature in this section of Glen Torridon,” reports Catherine O’Connell, a planetary geologist at the University of New Brunswick; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. “The ridges appear to be composed of sand and pebbles, capped with […]

India has announced they plan to construct their own space station. “Our space station is going to be very small… useful to carry out experiments,” said Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The orbiting facility, Sivan advised earlier this week, serves as an extension of its Gaganyaan mission; it aims to place […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now carrying out Sol 2435 duties. Reports Mariah Baker, a planetary geologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland: “It’s a good thing that Curiosity doesn’t have any competition on the road as she drives fervently across undulating terrain towards a large geologic ridge of unknown origin…informally named Waypoint 4.” […]

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced today the winners of their joint opportunity to conduct experiments on board the China Space Station (CSS). Six winning projects were selected, and three were conditionally selected. They were carefully evaluated by a team of around 60 experts […]

  The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is showcasing the modules of the country’s Chandrayaan-2 that is scheduled to be launched between July 9 and 16 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to soft land the lander -Vikram and rover- Pragyan in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C […]