VIDEO: History Up Close – Apollo 13 Lunar checklist

This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 13 mission. In our weekly History Up Close video series, we are featuring Apollo 13 artifacts. This week, we are exploring the Apollo 13 Lunar Checklist. If the Apollo 13 mission had gone as planned and the crew

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VIDEO – Apollo 13: Innovation in a Time of Crisis

The Apollo 13 mission was to be the first mission to land in the lunar highlands and to mark the third crewed mission to land on the Moon.   Presented by However on the way to the Moon, the mission suffered an explosion that could have been devastating to the crew.

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Space "Selfie"

Top 10 International Space Station EVA photos

When maintenance needs to be done to the International Space Station, astronauts suit up. Anytime an astronaut leaves a spacecraft and enters the vacuum of space, they are performing an extravehicular activity (EVA), otherwise known as a spacewalk. Spacewalks have been instrumental in the assembly and maintenance of the International

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Mission Monday: Five fast facts about the first person in space

59 years ago, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin launched on a historic mission. He journeyed where no one had before and returned safely home. He had just become the first person to orbit the Earth. April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first person in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his

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Top 20 Earth photos from the ISS

Photography has always been an integral part of NASA’s mission to explore worlds beyond our own. It has also provided a unique glimpse of our own home. We’ve compiled the top 20 photos taken onboard the International Space Station (ISS) by astronauts to celebrate planet Earth. See our world through

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VIDEO: Apollo 13 Lunar Module Plaque Replica

This month we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 13 mission. In our weekly History Up Close video series, we are featuring Apollo 13 artifacts. This week, we are exploring the Lunar Module Plaque Replica. Each of the Apollo LMs bore a curved plaque around one of

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Apollo 13 recovery

Apollo 13 Trivia: Week 2

This month we are highlighting all things Apollo 13. You may recall this notable mission due to the hit blockbuster film. Think you can sort fact from fiction? Test your knowledge below!

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The Mercury 7

Mission Monday: NASA announces Mercury 7, America’s first astronaut class

The Mercury 7 were America’s first class of astronauts. The class of 1959 was tasked with a monumental endeavor – be the first American astronauts to travel into space. Project Mercury Project Mercury, NASA’s first crewed space program, aimed to achieve NASA’s plan to send the first astronauts into space.

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VIDEO: History Up Close – Faith 7

We are bringing our artifacts to you in our History Up Close video series. This week are featuring the Mercury 9 Faith 7 capsule. Learn more about Faith 7

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Apollo 13 crew portrait

Apollo 13 Trivia: Week 1

This month we are highlighting all things Apollo 13. You may recall this notable mission due to the hit blockbuster film. Think you can sort fact from fiction? Test your knowledge below!

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