Through the decades, the first week of December has been a popular time for space missions. Look back at eight flights that launched this week ranging from 1965 to 2001 with these fast facts. STS-97 Launch date: Nov. 30, 2000 Landing date: Dec. 11, 2000 Spacecraft: Shuttle Endeavour Crew: Brent
On Nov. 16, 2009, shuttle orbiter Atlantis launched to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a crew of six for the STS-129 mission. It was eleven years ago this week, that Atlantis lifted off into history. The launch marked the 129th shuttle flight in NASA’s Space Shuttle Program and the
On Nov. 14, 1969, at 11:22 a.m. EST. Apollo 12 lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida–after being struck twice by lightning! Carried by a Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 12 capsule, nicknamed the Yankee Clipper, launched mission crew Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr.,
38 years ago, this week, the shuttle orbiter Columbia, carrying a crew of four, rocketed into space for STS-5, the fifth NASA Space Shuttle mission and the first operational shuttle mission in NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The flight lasted just over five days, landing on Nov. 16, 1982 at Edwards
CineSpace, a short film competition created by NASA Johnson Space Center in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, offers aspiring and professional filmmakers a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. This week, we are sharing the first place winner “The Most Ideal Place.”
Twenty years ago this week, Expedition 1 docked with the International Space Station, kicking off two decades of uninterrupted human presence onboard the orbital laboratory. Today we are celebrating this anniversary and historic moment in spaceflight history with a pop quiz!
Watch with us as the Expedition 1 crew — the very first mission to the International Space Station — discusses what was it like to live and work aboard our orbiting laboratory 20 years ago. Explore More Explore the articles below to learn more about the International Space Station and
During this unique time, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we hosted our October Thought Leader Series virtually. Since Galileo first saw Mars through a telescope in 1610, the red planet has captivated astronomers and explorers. As one of our closest
This year the International Space Station celebrates (ISS) 20 years of continuous human presence, a major global achievement. However, international collaboration in space began long before the ISS. Get ready to test your knowledge of some of human spaceflight’s greatest global team-ups!