As it turns out, the lectern from which President John F. Kennedy proclaimed 'We choose to go to the moon' has been rightly on display for 30 years, contrary to a report that it was a fake.
The history of space exploration is rich with photos from NASA that detail the history of space travel, breakthrough propulsion systems, groundbreaking astronauts and missions, and robotic exploration. Each weekday, SPACE.com looks back at the history of spaceflight, from the early days of the space race through the space shuttle era, from the years of the first rockets and satellites to the test-flight era that preceded human spaceflight, and of course beyond.
Karol 'Bo' Bobko, who was the only NASA astronaut to fly on the first launch of two space shuttle orbiters, has died at the age of 85. In total, Bobko logged 16 days, 2 hours and 3 minutes in space.
The 50th woman to fly into space, Karen Nyberg has paid tribute to the first woman and first American woman to do so with a pair of original works celebrating the first 60 years of women in space.
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Viktorenko has died at 76. Viktorenko's 19-year career included commanding four missions to the Mir space station.
Florida's role in space exploration will be recognized by a landmark now that lawmakers have given the "go" for the project. The Florida Space Exploration Monument will stand in Tallahassee.
Three spaceflight anniversaries have a nexus of sorts, in a comic strip that ran in newspapers over 20 years ago. It all comes down to the imagination and knowledge (or lack thereof) of Johnny Hart.
From an afternoon at the ballpark to Afternoon Tea, museums and science centers are celebrating Sally's Night and the 40th anniversary of Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space.
Fifteen years after NASA opened its space artifact archive to schools and museums, the program still has a lot to give. The agency is accepting applications for its 60th screening of space hardware.
Stephen Bowen remembers seeing Skylab fly overhead. At eight years old, Bowen's experience fueled his interest in spaceflight. Little did he know where that would take him 50 years later.
As a NASA photographer, Taub was there to capture the start of the U.S. space program. A new book reveals Taub's role 'Photographing America's First Astronauts.'
A museum dedicated to the history of Texas aviation now has a "space" devoted to flight even higher than the state's skies. The Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston opened its Space Gallery.
Lego's next set to celebrate humanity's fascination with the cosmos uses the toy to capture the style that inspired exploration. "Tales of the Space Age" builds four postcard-size works of space art.
Launch Complex 14 (LC-14), the long-retired launch pad where John Glenn lifted off to become to the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, has been allocated to Stoke Space.
Former astronaut Chris Cassidy, who spent 378 days in space, is lending his hand to My Hand My Cause, a newly launched photographic, philanthropic fundraiser.
Where does a world-famous beagle go after a touchdown from the moon? To a theme park, of course. Snoopy has landed at Knott's Berry Farm, in an exhibit about the character and the space agency.
Two watch brands are celebrating the historic associations they had with the U.S. space program. Accutron is reviving its "Astronaut" line, while Bulova is continuing its "Lunar Pilot" series.
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame will induct two space shuttle pilots: Roy Bridges, who flew at the start of the program, and Mark Kelly, who helped bring it to a close, at a public ceremony in May.
The Space Foundation is recognizing the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its 75 years of space-themed postage with the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award.
Twenty years ago, seven astronauts were returning home when they were lost on space shuttle Columbia. Like 19 others, the STS-107 crew made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of space exploration.
"There's no question that LBJ's legacy relating to space is under appreciated and undervalued as we look at the history of space exploration."