DVIDS – News – 90th FS pilot selected for NASA’s 2021 astronaut candidate class

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — From the last frontier to the final frontier, a 90th Fighter Squadron pilot’s lifelong dream has come true. “I’ve wanted to be an astronaut since I was a little kid; I can’t even remember a time where I didn’t want to be an astronaut,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Nichole … Read more

Matt Damon Compares Cryptocurrency To Space Travel In ‘Cringe’ Advert

Crypto.com/YouTube An advert for cryptocurrency featuring Matt Damon has been mocked by viewers for comparing the virtual money to the moon landing. Crypto.com initially released its ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ advert online in October 2021, but it gained attention recently after being featured during NFL games in the US on Sunday, January 2. The ad … Read more

SpaceX astronaut Sian ‘Leo’ Proctor gets Ford Mustang Mach-E

Dr. Sian “Leo” Proctor, a SpaceX astronaut and a member of the Inspiration4 crew that made history with the first private mission to space, posted an image of herself smiling Monday night beside a Ford Mustang Mach-E wrapped with a blue ribbon. It is what appeared to be a moment that needed no words. The tweet … Read more

US will no longer issue Astronaut Wings for commercial space travel: Here’s why

Access to space has become much easier in recent times with Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX working to provide non-astronauts with space flights. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Saturday said it would no longer issue Commercial Space Astronaut Wings, instead recognising on its website individuals that reach space. Astronaut wings are pins … Read more

FAA Says No More Astronaut Wings For Commercial Space Travelers Because There Are Too Many

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it will no longer award commercial astronaut wings after this year because there are too many people launching into space. The wings will be replaced with an online registry instead, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. This does not affect NASA’s astronauts getting their wings, because they will still … Read more

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin aims to help the next generation reach for the stars

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is working to help the next generation reach the same lofty heights that he did. Melvin, a retired NASA astronaut, completed two space shuttle missions to the International Space Station during his tenure, one in 2008 and the other in 2009. But in the years since then, Melvin has been … Read more

Michael Strahan joins Jeff Bezos Blue Origin crew, NASA astronaut Alan Shephard’s daughter to space

Blue Origin launch: Michael Strahan, others launch to space The Blue Origin flight NS-19 launched just before 9:45 a.m. ET from West Texas on New Shepard. TV personality and Retired NFL player Michael Strahan, along with five others, were on board for the launch to space. (Credit: NASA/Blue Origin) VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin’s … Read more

FAA ends Commercial Space Astronaut Wings program

The SpaceX Inspiration4 mission comes to a close with a splashdown off the Florida coast on Sept. 18. The mission saw four civilian astronauts orbit the Earth nearly 50 times. All four received Commercial Space Astronaut Wings. Inspiration4 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Star Trek actor William Shatner, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and aeronautics pioneer … Read more