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NASA astronaut and Pilot Victor Glover launched from the International Space Station on the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. (SpaceX)

Five Things We Learned from Victor Glover

December 23rd, 2020, 12:13PM
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Surface System Test-Bed (SSTB) is nearly identical to the MER twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity that landed on Mars in 2004. Photo by Mark Avino, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM2020-00501).

A Mars Rover Lands in Virginia

October 5th, 2020, 11:22AM
This American flag was left on the International Space Station by the crew of STS-135, the last space shuttle mission, with the intention of it being retrieved by the next crew to launch from American soil.

Launching Astronauts from American Soil: Why is it Important?

May 27th, 2020, 1:01PM
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley walk through Crew Access Arm in SpaceX spacesuits during a dress rehearsal for the first crewed SpaceX launch.

SpaceX Dragon Launch and Entry Suits

May 27th, 2020, 12:35PM
Space X's Crew Dragon spacecraft, which is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Redefining How NASA Gets into Space

May 26th, 2020, 2:55PM
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in the days before the first crewed launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Launch Complex 39: From Saturn to Shuttle to SpaceX and SLS

May 26th, 2020, 1:28PM
Al Worden visits his Apollo 15 spacesuit at the National Air and Space Museum.

Our Friend Al Who Went to the Moon: Remembering Al Worden

March 23rd, 2020, 5:04PM
Backup spacecraft for Telstar, the world's first active communications satellite.  Telstar 1 began an era of live international television. After its launch on July 10, 1962, it relayed television images between the United States and France and England.
NASA's Project Mercury astronauts on April 9, 1959. Known as the Mercury Seven or Original Seven, they are (front row, left to right) Walter M.
This photo, donated by B. Golemba to the Langley Research Center, shows a few of the institution's human computers. Human computers were often women who helped to crunch data before the wide-spread use of electronic computers. Left to Right: Dorothy Vaughan, Lessie Hunter, Vivian Adair (Margaret Ridenhour and Charlotte Craidon in back). Credit: NASA

"Hidden Figures" and Human Computers

April 13th, 2018, 11:17AM