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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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NEAR Shoemaker and Eros

NEAR Shoemaker and Eros
The Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous satellite, later re-named NEAR Shoemaker, was a robotic space...
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The History of Skylab

The History of Skylab
Skylab was the first space station for the United States, launched by NASA in 1973 and was occupied...
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Apollo 14

Apollo 14
Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed mission of the Apollo program, the third mission to land on the...
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Pioneer 10

Pioneer 10
More than 30 years after launch, NASA received the magnificent Pioneer 10 spacecraft's last, very...
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Soyuz 4 and 5 in the First Crewed Docking

Soyuz 4 and 5 in the First Crewed Docking
The first time a docking between two crewed spacecrafts occurred on January 16, 1969, when the...
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Juno and Jupiter

Juno and Jupiter
Out past the asteroid belt of the Solar System lives Jupiter, and recently it has been joined by...
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Apollo 8: To the Moon and Back

Apollo 8: To the Moon and Back
Apollo 8 was a mission of many firsts. The first crewed spacecraft was to leave low-Earth orbit,...
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Gemini 7: A Space Rendezvous

Gemini 7: A Space Rendezvous
The Gemini 7 mission was full of important milestones; the first crewed space rendezvous, the first...
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