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Gennady Padalka on Monday (June 29) beat the record for the most time spent in orbit over a career flying in space. Ninety three (93) days into his fifth stay on a space station, Padalka surpassed fellow cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev's record of 803 days that was set in 2005 after six spaceflights. Scheduled to land in September, Padalka will log a total 878 days in space.
A Russian cosmonaut currently onboard the International Space Station has broken the record for the most time spent off the planet — and he is still has months to go before he comes home to Earth. Gennady Padalka on June 29 logged his 804th day in space.
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NASA on Saturday (June 27) opened "Forever Remembered," a new exhibit honoring the 14 men and women who died onboard space shuttles Challenger and Columbia in 1986 and 2003. The display includes artifacts recovered from the orbiters' wreckages, a first for any public memorial. Part of the Atlantis facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, the gallery also features personal mementos from each of the fallen astronauts, provided by their family members.
Artifacts recovered from the wreckages of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles are for the first time now on public display, as part of a powerful new exhibit that honors the two spacecraft and their fallen astronaut crew members.
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One of the first significant space collectors, the late Leon Ford shared his passion for the history of space flight with collectors and astronauts alike. On Thursday (June 25), more than 100 of the rare space artifacts Ford curated will be auctioned in Boston during a live sale organized by RR Auction.
More than 100 artifacts from the estate of one of the first "significant space collectors" are being auctioned in Boston. The auction, hosted by RR Auction, features many of the stand-out pieces curated by Leon Ford, who died in August 2014.
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NASA Monday (June 22) handed over control of the historic runway at the Kennedy Space Center where its space shuttles landed in Florida 78 times from 1984 to 2011. Now, under the auspices of Space Florida, the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) will be repurposed to support a commercial spaceport for use with horizontally-launched spacecraft, the Air Force X-37B, and unmanned aerial vehicles. At 15,000 feet long and 300 feet wide, the SLF is one of the largest runways in the world.
The runway in Florida where space shuttles touched down for nearly 30 years has a new commercial mission. NASA handed over its historic Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center to Space Florida to advance a new era of horizontal spaceflight.
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After a two year countdown, "The Astronaut Wives Club" lifts off on ABC Thursday night (June 18) with "Launch," an aptly-titled debut that introduces viewers to the women behind America's first spacemen. As co-star Erin Cummings (who plays Marge Slayton) told collectSPACE, the series takes some creative license with the spouses' stories, but at the same time inspired a sisterhood among the show's cast.
In "The Astronaut Wives Club," debuting on Thursday (June 18) on the ABC TV network, viewers meet the women who stood behind America's first spacemen as the space age got off the ground. Part two of cS's interview with co-star Erin Cummings.
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The European Space Agency's Philae lander has "woken up" after seven months in hibernation on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The probe Sunday (June 14) "announced" to the world it was operational again via Twitter: "Hello Earth! Can you hear me?" Data received from the three-legged lander confirmed it was in good condition, giving scientists hope it will be able to resume studying the comet's properties.
Seven months after falling silent on the side of a comet, a European probe "woke up" on June 13 and again began sending data back to Earth. "Hello Rosetta!" the Philae lander said on Twitter to its companion orbiter. "I'm awake!"
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SpaceX suffered its first Falcon 9 launch failure on Sunday (June 28) during its Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station. Describing it as an "unintuitive cause," SpaceX's Elon Musk said there was an "overpressure event" in the Falcon's 2nd stage, leading to the rocket breaking apart. Packed aboard the Dragon had been more than 4,000 pounds of logistics, experiments, and hardware for the space station, including a docking adapter to support commercial crewed craft.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a cargo capsule destined for the International Space Station broke apart two minutes after lifting off from its Florida launch pad on June 28. The failure marked the company's first loss of a Falcon 9 after 18 successful launches.
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"The Astronaut Wives Club" entered orbit on Thursday (June 25) with its second episode, titled 'Protocol.' The hour-long drama revolved around Betty Grissom's and Annie Glenn's experiences as their husbands left for space. How well did 'Protocol' follow the NASA history on which it was based? A look at the "A-OK!" and "Abort!" moments from this week's episode.
"The Astronaut Wives Club," ABC's ten-part docu-drama about the spouses of America's first spacemen, entered orbit with its second episode revolving about NASA's second and third crewed spaceflights. But how close did "Protocol" follow the real space history?
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When British singer Sarah Brightman withdrew from her plans for a self-funded flight to the space station, she left an empty seat on Soyuz TMA-18M to be filled. As announced by Roscosmos Monday (June 22), Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov will now fly in her place when the spacecraft launches this September. Brightman's backup Satoshi Takamatsu announced he has decided to wait for a possible later flight in 2 to 4 years.
A cosmonaut from Kazakhstan will fly to the International Space Station in the fall, filling the seat earlier reserved for British soprano Sarah Brightman. Aidyn Aimbetov will fly on Soyuz TMA-18M, while Brightman's backup Satoshi Takamatsu waits for a later flight.
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The premiere of "The Astronaut Wives Club" aired Thursday (June 18) on ABC, launching the 10-episode series about the spouses behind the first American spacemen. The docu-drama is based on true events, as told by Lily Koppel in her 2013 bestselling book, but how closely did the show stay to real space history? A look at the "A-OK!" and "Abort!" scenes from the episode.
"The Astronaut Wives Club," ABC's new 10-episode drama about the women behind the United States' first spacemen, has lifted off. The premiere, aptly titled "Launch," spanned two years of NASA events in one hour. How close though, was it to real space history?
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Actress Erin Cummings plays Marge Slayton, wife of Mercury original Deke Slayton, in ABC's new series "The Astronaut Wives Club," debuting Thursday (June 18). The docu-drama, based on author Lily Koppel's bestseller, tells the story of the real women behind NASA's first spacemen. Cummings recently spoke with collectSPACE about reconvening the astronaut wives club for the ten-episode limited event TV series.
"The Astronaut Wives Club" is launching on ABC, giving viewers a look at the other 'right stuff' – the women behind the United States' first spacemen. One of the series' spouses, Erin Cummings, talks about reconvening the astronaut wives club for the small screen.
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The 'Voice of Apollo,' Jack King announced the launch of the first mission to land men on the moon as chief of public information for NASA. King, who died on Thursday (June 11) at 84, helped pioneer how NASA worked with the press, while giving voice to the Gemini and Apollo countdowns. He later served as NASA's director of public affairs, and director of media relations for United Space Alliance during the space shuttle program.
"Lift-off! We have a lift-off, 32 minutes past the hour. Lift-off on Apollo 11..." It was with those words that Jack King, NASA's "Voice of Apollo," gave start to the first mission to land men on the moon. King died Thursday, June 11, 2015. He was 84.
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  • collectSPACE
    Editor, 1999 - present
  • Space Adventures Ltd
    Director of Marking, 2001 - 2003
  • Space.com
    Communities Producer, 2000 - 2001
  • Starport.com
    VP of Content Dev. & Astronaut Relations, 1999 - 2000
  • Space Adventures Ltd
    Director of Communications, 1997 - 1999
  • National Space Society
    Director of Online Programs, 1996 - 1997
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collecting space (history, stories, adventures, artifacts...)
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An accomplished journalist, sought-after space history expert and respected appraiser of space memorabilia, Robert Pearlman is the editor of collectSPACE.com, the leading online publication, resource site and community for space history enthusiasts.

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2009, inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame; 2001 Collector of the Year Award from the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC)
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West Orange, NJ - College Park, MD - Beltsville, MD - Arlington, VA - New York, NY - Jersey City, NJ - Houston, TX
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