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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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Apollo 11

Apollo 11
Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the lunar surface, with the crew...
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a robotic orbiter operated by NASA that is currently...
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Gemini 9A

Gemini 9A
Gemini 9A was a crewed spaceflight in NASA's Gemini program that took place from June 3–6, 1966.
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Gemini 4

Gemini 4
Gemini IV was the second crewed spaceflight in the Gemini Project. The mission's highlight was the...
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Surveyor 1

Surveyor 1
Surveyor 1 was the first uncrewed lunar soft-lander in the NASA Surveyor program. It gathered data...
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Apollo 10

Apollo 10
Apollo 10 launched on May 18, 1969, making it the fourth crewed Apollo program mission and the...
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Mercury-Atlas 9

Mercury-Atlas 9
Mercury-Atlas 9 was the final mission of the Mercury program. The spacecraft, named Faith 7, was...
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Mercury Redstone 3

Mercury Redstone 3
On May 5, 1961, Mercury-Redstone 3 became the first United States human spaceflight. It was the...
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Ulysses Space Probe

Ulysses Space Probe
Ulysses was the robotic space probe sent to orbit and study the Sun at all latitudes that launched...
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Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains operational 30...
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Apollo 16

Apollo 16
Apollo 16 was the fifth crewed and penultimate mission to land on the Moon and the first mission to...
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Apollo 13

Apollo 13
Apollo 13 was the nearly disastrous seventh crewed Apollo space program mission launched on April...
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Apollo 6

Apollo 6
Apollo 6 was the second A-type mission of the United States Apollo program, which launched on April...
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Gemini 3

Gemini 3
Gemini 3 was the first crewed mission as part of NASA's Gemini program. Astronauts John Young and...
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Gemini 8

Gemini 8
Gemini 8 was the sixth crewed spaceflight as part of NASA's Gemini program and saw the first...
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is a NASA spacecraft designed by Lockheed Martin to study the...
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Apollo 9

Apollo 9
Apollo 9 was the third spaceflight in NASA's Apollo program, the second crewed Apollo mission, and...
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New Horizons and Pluto

New Horizons and Pluto
New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched in 2006 as a part...
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Mercury-Atlas 6

Mercury-Atlas 6
Mercury-Atlas 6 was the very first American orbital spaceflight, which took place on February 20,...
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