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NASA Dryden Now Known as NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

This painting by artist Robert McCall sums up Neil A. Armstrong’s achievements in aviation and spaceflight history. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center was renamed after Armstrong, who died in 2012, on Saturday, March 1. Image Credit: NASA (painting by Robert McCall)

New year, new name: NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, located at Edwards Air [...]

A Man Who Inspired: The Life and Legend of Scott Carpenter (1925-2013)

Chrysler artist Cece Bibby chats with Scott Carpenter, after stencilling the name “Aurora 7″ onto his spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA

Yesterday’s tragic passing of Scott Carpenter—one of America’s “Original Seven” Mercury astronauts and the nation’s second man to orbit Earth—following a recent stroke has deprived the world of yet another pioneer from the early [...]

One of America's First Astronauts, Scott Carpenter, Dies at Age 88

NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter during a suiting exercise in 1962. Photo Credit: NASA

One of America’s first NASA astronauts, Scott Carpenter, has died at age 88 from complications related to a stroke he suffered one month ago. The former Naval aviator and aquanaut, and one of NASA’s original seven Mercury astronauts, passed away today at a hospice [...]

Book Review: 'The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story' by Lily Koppel

The cover of Lily Koppel’s ‘The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story’ shows the brave Mercury Seven wives in an iconic LIFE magazine photo from 1959. Image credit: Grand Central Publishing.

Lily Koppel’s The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story will be released Tuesday, June 11, by Grand Central Publishing. It illuminates the victorious [...]

50 Years Since Sigma 7: A Word About Wally

Fifty years ago, Wally Schirra became America’s fifth man in space and only the third to orbit the Earth. His achievement cleared yet another hurdle in the nation’s plan to achieve a piloted lunar landing before the end of the decade. Photo Credit: NASA

On the day that he and six others were publicly [...]

Flag Flown To The Moon: Start The Bidding At Heritage Auctions

Apollo 14 lunar module flown American flag directly from the personal collection of Edgar Mitchell. Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions/www.ha.com

An American flag which was flown to the surface of the moon and returned aboard Apollo 14 is expected to be one of the most sought-after items at this weekend’s Space Exploration Signature Auction being [...]