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  • Long Island Jan 11

    LI Native Graduates From NASA, Inspires Students at Former School

    The children at Lenox Elementary School in Nassau County celebrated a former student who reached for the stars — and made it!...

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    Baldwin native Jasmin Moghbeli graduated Friday from NASA’s astronaut training program. The U.S. Marine Corps major and MIT grad was one of 11 new astronauts introduced at the Johnson Space Center....

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    According to NASA.com, Moghbeli earned a bachelor’s degree in...

  • NASA Jan 10

    Reach for the Stars: LI Native Graduates From NASA, Inspires Students at Former School

    The children at Lenox Elementary School in Nassau County celebrated a former student who reached for the stars — and made it! Baldwin native Jasmin Moghbeli graduated Friday from NASA’s astronaut training program. The U.S. Marine Corps major and MIT grad was one of 11 new astronauts introduced at the Johnson Space Center. According to NASA.com, Moghbeli earned a...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    ‘A Serious-Minded Kid:’ Pete Buttigieg Aimed High Early

    Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class, language whiz and devotee of John F. Kennedy — use his unusual last name in his eventual run for president of the United States? Or would he have a better shot of winning the voters of the future if he went by Montgomery, his middle name?

  • Oct 5, 2019

    NASA Sets 1st All-Female Spacewalk After Suit Flap in Spring

    The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation.

  • Sep 22, 2019

    ‘Downton Abbey’ Overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at Box Office

    Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of “Downton Abbey” handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets. “Downton Abbey” debuted with $31 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, royally trumping the $19.2 million-opening for “Ad...

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Brad Pitt and James Gray Take Giant Leap With ‘Ad Astra’

    Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray. In 1995, he saw Gray’s debut “Little Odessa” and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They’ve been talking ever since — about films, life and working together. But it would take almost 25 years for the stars to finally align, fittingly, for an ambitious,...

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who Was better? Clooney or Pitt?

    Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie “Ad Astra,” had a burning question for a real-life astronaut. “Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?”

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Brad Pitt Goes Deep Into Space, Masculinity in ‘Ad Astra’

    Brad Pitt says that in his new film “Ad Astra,” he and director James Gray are digging into the idea of masculinity. “Ad Astra” follows Pitt’s detached astronaut character Roy McBride on a journey to the outer reaches of space to find his estranged father. The film premiered Thursday at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. Pitt said at a...

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Barbie Releases Dolls Honoring Rosa Parks, Sally Ride

    Mattel has released new Barbie dolls that pay tribute to civil rights activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The dolls, which were timed to coincide with Women’s Equality Day on Monday, are the latest in the Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series. Parks was called the “mother of the modern civil rights movement” after she...

  • Aug 24, 2019

    NASA Astronaut Accused of Hacking Ex-Wife’s Bank Account From Space

    A NASA astronaut is accused of hacking her estranged spouse’s bank account from space. Astronaut Anne McClain allegedly accessed the bank account of Summer Worden, while aboard the International Space Station this year, according to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston. The two women are in a custody battle over a 6-year-old son who was conceived through in vitro fertilization and...

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Documents: $6 Million to Armstrong Family in Wrongful Death

    An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong’s 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The 2014 settlement went to 10 family members, including Armstrong’s two sons, sister, brother and six grandchildren, according to documents filed...

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Chris Kraft, 1st Flight Director for NASA, Dies at 95

    Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA’s mission control, died Monday, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95. Kraft made key decisions on launches as the U.S. was learning how to put a man into space. Astronaut Neil Armstrong once called him “the man who was the ‘Control’ in Mission Control.” The...

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Kids Now Dream of Being Professional YouTubers Rather Than Astronauts, Study Finds

    Today’s kids are three times more likely to aspire toward a career as a YouTuber rather than an astronaut, according to a new study. Toy production firm Lego surveyed 3,000 children between the ages of eight and 12 from the U.S., the U.K. and China, as well as 326 parents who had children aged between five and 12. Almost a...

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Nation Marks 50 Years After Apollo 11’s ‘Giant Leap’ on Moon

    A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s “giant leap” by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike Pence the launch pad where he flew to the moon in 1969. At the same time halfway around...

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The Moon Landing Was a Giant Leap for Movies

    The possibility of traveling to the moon had long invigorated the dreams of storytellers. But the realization of that vision, and the images it produced, opened up entirely new horizons.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The Moon Landing Was a Giant Leap for Movies

    The possibility of traveling to the moon had long invigorated the dreams of storytellers. But the realization of that vision, and the images it produced, opened up entirely new horizons.

  • Jul 9, 2019

    We Have Liftoff: National Air and Space Museum Projects Saturn V Rocket on Washington Monument

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the National Air and Space Museum is recreating the historic moment with a life-sized projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument.

  • Jul 9, 2019

    We Have Liftoff: National Air and Space Museum Projects Saturn V Rocket on Washington Monument

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the National Air and Space Museum is recreating the historic moment with a life-sized projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Houston, We Have Reopened: Restored Mission Control Center Comes Alive 50 Years After Apollo

    Gone is the haze of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. Gone are the coffee, soda and pizza stains. With only a few exceptions, NASA’s Apollo-era Mission Control has been restored to the way it looked 50 years ago when two men landed on the moon.

  • Jun 23, 2019

    SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

    SpaceX has launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites.

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