he Apollo 12 three-man crew pictured left to right are: Astronauts Charles Conrad, Spacecraft Commander; Richard F. Gordon, pilot of the Command Module `Yankee Clipper'; and Alan L. Bean, pilot of the Lunar Module `Intrepid'.

#OTD: 14 Nov. 1969 Apollo 12 Launches to the Moon for Second Crewed Landing

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.,

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Mission Monday: STS-5, the first operational shuttle mission

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

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ISS20 Trivia: Week 1

This month we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (ISS)! In honor of this major milestone, we are featuring ISS themed trivia questions. Test your knowledge below!

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CineSpace First Place – The Most Ideal Place

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.”

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Trivia: Expedition 1

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!

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VIDEO: Expedition 1 – The Beginning

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

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Our Future on Mars

Since Galileo first saw Mars through a telescope in 1610, the red planet has captivated astronomers and explorers. As one of our closest neighbors, scientists hope they can find answers to some of the greatest questions in history just beneath the Martian surface. In our October Thought Leader Series, presented

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Space Station Collaboration Trivia: Week 5

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!

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CineSpace Second Place – The Only Home We Will Ever Know

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 second place winner “The Only Home We

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Mission Monday – Our Shuttle Carrier Aircraft celebrates its 50th birthday

This month, one of the largest artifacts at the center turns fifty! One of only two NASA shuttle carrier aircraft in the world, NASA 905 is still capturing the imagination of visitors from across the globe, even in retirement. In celebration of NASA’s original shuttle carrier aircraft turning 50, we

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