NASA’s Super Guppy does the heavy lifting

As part of the restoration of Historic Mission Control, conservationists sent the consoles from the room to the Cosmosphere in Kansas. How do you transport such large and cumbersome consoles while still protecting them as historic artifacts? Enter NASA’s Super Guppy airplane. The Guppy was built to transport machinery that

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Apollo 7 Anniversary Infographic

On Oct. 11, 1968, the Apollo 7 mission launched from Cape Kennedy Air Force Base in Florida. The 10-day mission ended Oct. 22 when the capsule successfully splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean. Learn more about this extraordinary mission in this Apollo 7 mission infographic. It was a return to

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Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz

Did you know that Houston declared Oct. 23 Gene Kranz Day to honor the legendary NASA flight director? Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, in 1960 and was assigned the position of assistant flight director for Project Mercury. He assumed flight director duties for all Project

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Apollo 50th: Space Spinoffs Infographic

Space exploration benefits humanity. It’s a simple concept, but in a future where a person has been continually living in space since 2002, it can be lost. Space exploration gave us Velcro, glaucoma surgery and so much in between. For instance, the Apollo program provided more than just the achievement

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Apollo 50th

Apollo 50th: Timeline Infographic

In less than a year, we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In anticipation of that momentous anniversary, we’re creating content around the Apollo Program. One of the things we will be doing is creating infographics about different topics, including Apollo astronaut bios, Apollo mission recaps

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Remembering Apollo 11’s historic Moon landing

On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing, let’s tell the story of how these three intrepid explorers got there. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off atop a Saturn V rocket. The trip to the Moon took four days. After spending about 36 hours on the surface

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Apollo 11: Three steps besides mankind’s one giant leap

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11’s Lunar Module successfully landed on the Moon. It was the culmination of so much work and carried the hopes and dreams of the entire nation. You’ve seen Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon. You’ve heard his historic first words. But, did you know

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