Astronaut Friday: Buzz Aldrin

July 20, 1969 is perhaps one of the most important dates in history. It is the day humans first stepped foot on the Moon, a feat once imagined to be impossible. The Apollo 11 mission placed astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong on the lunar surface, proving that humans could travel to

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Pete Conrad suited up

Astronaut Friday: Charles “Pete” Conrad

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, we are highlighting Apollo astronauts. These legendary space travelers embarked on a journey to the moon which sparked an era of curiosity, discovery and adventure. Their missions captivated the world and paved the way for the future of spaceflight.

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NASA astronaut Alan Bean

Astronaut Friday: Alan Bean

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first and second lunar landing. In honor of this historic accomplishment, we are highlighting Apollo astronauts, like the fourth person to step foot on the Moon, Alan Bean. Bean’s first trip into space was aboard Apollo 12, where he served as the

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Twins Study research reveals effects of space

Scott Kelly spent a year in space for science. What did NASA learn about his time there? The results of their groundbreaking Twins Study were recently revealed in an article in Science magazine. The research used Kelly and his twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, to study the effects of

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Astronaut Monday: Gene Cernan

Neil Armstrong may be known for being the first human on the Moon, but today we are highlighting the last, Gene Cernan. Cernan is a veteran of three spaceflights, having flown aboard Gemini 9, Apollo 10 and Apollo 17. The last mission to the Moon established many new spaceflight records,

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Anne McClain aboard the ISS

Astronaut Friday: Anne McClain

Today’s Astronaut Friday post goes out to one of the current residents aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA astronaut Anne McClain! McClain, 39, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2013 and is currently a part of the Expedition 58/59 crew that is on station. This marks her first

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Christina Koch prepares for launch

Astronaut Friday: Christina Koch

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we’re using this last Friday of March to highlight one adventurous female astronaut who is in space right now! Watch live as NASA astronaut Christina Koch conducts her first spacewalk: A part of the Expedition 59 and 60 crew, Christina Koch is

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Apollo 50th: Astronaut Gene Cernan Bio

As our next way to celebrate the road to Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, we have a quick bio on astronaut Gene Cernan. Cernan led the final Apollo mission in 1972, the last time a crewed mission went to Earth’s lunar satellite. Cernan was the 11th person to walk on the

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Astronaut Friday: Mae Jemison

It’s Friday and you know what that means…we’re highlighting another awesome astronaut! This week, the spotlight is on retired NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be selected as an astronaut and fly into space. On September 12, 1992, Jemison launched into orbit aboard the shuttle orbiter Endeavour

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Astronaut Friday: Sunita “Suni” Williams

To kickoff Women’s History Month, today’s astronaut Friday post is dedicated to NASA astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams, a true pioneer in STEM education and space flight. Williams is the second woman of Indian decent to fly into space (Kalpana Chawla was the first). She crewed Expedition 14/15 and Expedition 32/33, and logged

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