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OSIRIS-REx Encounters Asteroid Bennu
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OSIRIS-REx Encounters Asteroid Bennu

Earlier this week, the OSIRIS-REx touched down on and collected samples from asteroid Bennu. If the spacecraft returns as scheduled in 2023, it will be the first to return samples from an asteroid to...
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20 Years of the ISS
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20 Years of the ISS

As we get closer to celebrating 20 years of the ISS being operational, it's time to look back on what lead up to this point and the future of travel to the ISS.
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Mercury Atlas 8 and Sigma 7: 58 Years Later
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Mercury Atlas 8 and Sigma 7: 58 Years Later

Mercury Atlas 8 (MA-8, also Sigma 7), the third manned orbital flight of the Mercury program, launched on October 3, 1962.
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The Voyager Project
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The Voyager Project

The Voyager probes are truly going where no one has gone before. They have been headed, since 1977, directly into the vast unknown of space, far beyond the reaches of what we have ever considered...
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Looking for Connection in the Stars
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Looking for Connection in the Stars

It seems to be human nature that we strive to answer the unanswerable about the universe. For thousands of years, people have been looking up to the sky, begging for connection — to higher powers,...
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45 Years of the Viking Project
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45 Years of the Viking Project

45 years ago, the Viking landers made their way toward Mars, and 44 years ago this week, the Viking 2 landed on the surface of Mars! The findings from the Viking mission are responsible for...
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Send Your Name To Space & Back in February 2021
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Send Your Name To Space & Back in February 2021

In February 2021, alongside our flight partner, we will be launching a payload up to the International Space Station, where it will orbit outside of the ISS for six months and will be exposed to...
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The first Martians will be Vegan
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The first Martians will be Vegan

It might sound strange that an ethical movement on Earth could transcend the boundaries of our planet, but it is true. At some point in the (hopefully) not so distant future, humans will travel to...
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Guide: What is Space Flown memorabilia?
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Guide: What is Space Flown memorabilia?

As you have probably already seen, throughout our website we talk about and even sell "space flown memorabilia", but what is it? Well, keep reading and find out, you may be pleasantly surprised!
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Laika the Space Dog
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Laika the Space Dog

Laika the space dog was launched aboard the Soviet Union's Sputnik 2 on Nov. 3, 1957, an immoral act from a time when animal rights did not exist. But why did they do it?
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Grumman S.S. John Young & ISS Payload
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Grumman S.S. John Young & ISS Payload

SpaceX have achieved much in the past few years, but so have we! The first of our two payloads which we sent to the International Space Station returned to Earth early this year, but we're not here...
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Top 10 Space Gifts of 2019
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Top 10 Space Gifts of 2019

Another incredible year filled with space goodness has gone by and we have analysed your top 10 space gifts of 2019! Fair warning though, if you wear space socks, be prepared to have them blasted off!
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Brief History of Space Food
Space History

Brief History of Space Food

Here goes; Did you know that NASA, Roscosmos and ESA all manufacture their own space food? It goes without saying that a European Astronaut’s palate wouldn’t quite suit a Russian Cosmonaut, and...
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Guide: Identifying Gemini & Apollo Space Food
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Guide: Identifying Gemini & Apollo Space Food

Space food has come a long way since the pioneers of spaceflight first ascended to the stars over half a century ago, and space food has naturally evolved over time.
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New Year, New Goals
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New Year, New Goals

All of us probably were left a little numb after 2016. With so much upheaval in the world of politics, combined with a seemingly endless stream of celebrities passing away, including Ed Mitchell and...
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SpaceX Payload: Pending
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SpaceX Payload: Pending

These NASA 60th Anniversary Pins & Patches will be launched into space on the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-14 Flight which is destined for the International Space Station. The flight is is scheduled to...
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The Red Planet & The Race To Mars
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The Red Planet & The Race To Mars

This last week China announced their plans to place a robotic rover on the Martian surface by 2020.
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The Last Man on the Moon
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The Last Man on the Moon

Apologies in advance for not posting much earlier this year, we've been rocked here at the Space Collective not only by a personal loss in a family pet, but also, and probably more significant to so...
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