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The Space Shuttle Program

The Space Shuttle Program
NASA's Space Shuttle program was its fourth human spaceflight program, which accomplished routine...
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Perseverance Mars Rover

Perseverance Mars Rover
Perseverance is a car-sized rover on Mars that is designed to explore the Jezero crater as part of...
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Rosetta Space Probe

Rosetta Space Probe
Rosetta was a space probe built by the ESA that launched on March 2, 2004, to perform a detailed...
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Clementine Mission

Clementine Mission
Clementine was launched on January 25, 1994, with the objective of testing sensors and spacecraft...
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Solar Dynamics Observatory

Solar Dynamics Observatory
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) NASA mission was developed to observe the Sun and enhance our...
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Magellan Venus Probe

Magellan Venus Probe
The Magellan robotic space probe was launched on May 4, 1989, by NASA to map the surface of Venus...
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Gemini 2

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

Stardust Space Probe
Stardust was a robotic space probe launched in 1999, with the primary mission of collecting cosmic...
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Gaia Space Observatory

Gaia Space Observatory
Gaia is a space observatory launched on December 19, 2013, by the European Space Agency (ESA),...
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MAVEN Mars Orbiter

MAVEN Mars Orbiter
MAVEN is a 2013 American spacecraft intended to study the loss of Mars' atmospheric gases to space...
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Gemini 12

Gemini 12
Gemini XII was the 10th and final crewed Gemini flight, commanded by NASA veteran James A. Lovell...
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The Venera Program

The Venera Program
The Venera program was a series of space probes developed by the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1984...
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2001 Mars Odyssey

2001 Mars Odyssey
2001 Mars Odyssey is a robotic spacecraft project developed by NASA that was sent to orbit Mars to...
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Apollo 7

Apollo 7
Apollo 7 was the first crewed flight in the Apollo program after the Apollo 1 disaster that...
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Dawn Space Probe

Dawn Space Probe
Dawn is a retired space probe that NASA launched in September 2007 to study Ceres and Vesta, two of...
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Gemini 11

Gemini 11
Gemini XI was the ninth crewed spaceflight in the Gemini project, which flew from September 12 to...
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Genesis Space Probe

Genesis Space Probe
Genesis was a NASA sample-return space probe that collected and returned solar wind particles for...
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Gemini 5

Gemini 5
Gemini V was a crewed spaceflight in NASA's Project Gemini that launched on August 21, 1965. Gemini...
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Vostok 2: The First Day in Space

Vostok 2: The First Day in Space
Vostok 2 was a space mission that took Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov into orbit for a full day on...
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Apollo 15

Apollo 15
Apollo 15 launched from Cape Canaveral on July 26, 1971 as the first Apollo J mission capable of...
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