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The Space Shuttle Program
Space History

The Space Shuttle Program

NASA's Space Shuttle program was its fourth human spaceflight program, which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. It flew 135 missions that carried...
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Ax-1 and Axiom Space
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Ax-1 and Axiom Space

Ax-1 launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 8, 2022, beginning a 10-day journey that includes eight days aboard the ISS, as the first-ever fully private crewed mission to launch to...
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Perseverance Mars Rover
Space History

Perseverance Mars Rover

Perseverance is a car-sized rover on Mars that is designed to explore the Jezero crater as part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, and carried Ingenuity, the mini-helicopter, to Mars as an experimental...
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Rosetta Space Probe
Space History

Rosetta Space Probe

Rosetta was a space probe built by the ESA that launched on March 2, 2004, to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
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Clementine Mission
Space History

Clementine Mission

Clementine was launched on January 25, 1994, with the objective of testing sensors and spacecraft components in long-term exposure to space and making scientific observations of the Moon and the...
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Solar Dynamics Observatory
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Solar Dynamics Observatory

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) NASA mission was developed to observe the Sun and enhance our understanding of our Solar System's star.
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Magellan Venus Probe
Space History

Magellan Venus Probe

The Magellan robotic space probe was launched on May 4, 1989, by NASA to map the surface of Venus and measure the gravitational field.
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Gemini 2
Space History

Gemini 2

Gemini 2 was the second uncrewed spaceflight of Project Gemini that was launched on January 19, 1965.
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Stardust Space Probe
Space History

Stardust Space Probe

Stardust was a robotic space probe launched in 1999, with the primary mission of collecting cosmic dust and dust samples from the comet Wild 2 and returning them to Earth.
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Gaia Space Observatory
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Gaia Space Observatory

Gaia is a space observatory launched on December 19, 2013, by the European Space Agency (ESA), designed to measure stars' positions, distances, and motions with precision.
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Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer
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Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, IXPE, is a space observatory that was launched on December 9, 2021, designed to measure the polarization of cosmic X-rays.
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MAVEN Mars Orbiter
Space History

MAVEN Mars Orbiter

MAVEN is a 2013 American spacecraft intended to study the loss of Mars' atmospheric gases to space and provide insight into the planet's climate and water history.
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Gemini 12
Space History

Gemini 12

Gemini XII was the 10th and final crewed Gemini flight, commanded by NASA veteran James A. Lovell and rookie Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
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The Venera Program
Space History

The Venera Program

The Venera program was a series of space probes developed by the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1984 to gather information about Venus.
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2001 Mars Odyssey
Space History

2001 Mars Odyssey

2001 Mars Odyssey is a robotic spacecraft project developed by NASA that was sent to orbit Mars to detect evidence of past or present water and ice, and to study Mars' radiation environment and...
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Apollo 7
Space History

Apollo 7

Apollo 7 was the first crewed flight in the Apollo program after the Apollo 1 disaster that occurred during a launch test. It was crewed by Commander Walter M. Schirra, command module pilot Donn F....
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Dawn Space Probe
Space History

Dawn Space Probe

Dawn is a retired space probe that NASA launched in September 2007 to study Ceres and Vesta, two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt
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Gemini 11
Space History

Gemini 11

Gemini XI was the ninth crewed spaceflight in the Gemini project, which flew from September 12 to 15, 1966 and saw the first-ever direct-ascent rendezvous with an Agena Target Vehicle.
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