Infographic: Apollo 11 image

More to explore about the Apollo 11 mission Crew Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot Backup Crew James A. Lovell, Commander Fred W. Haise Jr., Lunar Module Pilot William A. Anders, Command Module Pilot Payload Columbia (CSM-107) Eagle (LM-5) Launch July

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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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Photo Gallery: Apollo-era flight controllers

Did you know that during the Apollo 11 mission, the average age of flight controllers was just 28? Imagine being responsible for landing a man on the Moon for the first time ever in your late twenties. What was it like? How did they prepare? What was the most challenging

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Guest post: Historic Apollo Mission Control Center restoration now complete

A community of backers from around the world joined Space Center Houston and the City of Webster to help restore the Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA Johnson Space Center and preserve the legacy of the Apollo Program just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

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The First Docking: STS-71

STS-71: The First Shuttle-Mir Docking & 100th American human spaceflight mission

STS-71 launched 24 years ago today. The mission marked the beginning of a new collaborative effort to live and work in space through the Shuttle-Mir program. A precursor to the International Space Station (ISS), the Shuttle-Mir missions sought to gain experience with longer duration spaceflights. The information gathered from these

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Apollo Trivia: Week 5

Test your knowledge of space history with our weekly Apollo trivia!

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Apollo Trivia: Week 4

Test your knowledge of space history with our weekly Apollo trivia!

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Infographic: Apollo 10 mission

Apollo 10 was the fourth crewed mission in the Apollo Program and the second mission to orbit the Moon. The mission served as a “dress rehearsal” for the first Moon landing, testing the components and procedures. It encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. The

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This day in history: Ed White becomes first American to walk in space

Imagine you are in a spacecraft orbiting the Earth. Now, imagine you open the hatch door and look down. There is nothing below you. There has only been one person before you that has done what you are about to do. You take a breath. You take a step. You

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Lindbergh inside the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis

This day in history: Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis make first solo transatlantic flight

  Before the world was captivated by landing on the moon, it was transfixed with a landing in Paris. Charles Lindbergh wasn’t the first to fly across the Atlantic, but he was the first to make the non-stop transatlantic flight alone, propelling him into aviation history.   On May 20,

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