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Mercury-Atlas 6
Space History

Mercury-Atlas 6

Mercury-Atlas 6 was the very first American orbital spaceflight, which took place on February 20, 1962. Astronaut John Glenn piloted Friendship 7 spacecraft, and NASA operated the mission as part of...
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NEAR Shoemaker and Eros
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NEAR Shoemaker and Eros

The Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous satellite, later re-named NEAR Shoemaker, was a robotic space probe made to study Eros, the near-Earth asteroid, from close orbit over the course of a year.
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The History of Skylab
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The History of Skylab

Skylab was the first space station for the United States, launched by NASA in 1973 and was occupied for nearly 24 weeks until the mission was ended in 1974.
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Apollo 14
Space History

Apollo 14

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed mission of the Apollo program, the third mission to land on the Moon, and the first mission to land in the Moon's highlands.
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Pioneer 10
Space History

Pioneer 10

More than 30 years after launch, NASA received the magnificent Pioneer 10 spacecraft's last, very weak signal on January 23, 2003.
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Soyuz 4 and 5 in the First Crewed Docking
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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 Soyuz 4 and 5 spacecrafts docked.
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Review of the Year in Space
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Review of the Year in Space

2020 has been an unprecedented year, but who knew we would get some of the most exciting space news in such a tumultuous year?
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Juno and Jupiter
Space History

Juno and Jupiter

Out past the asteroid belt of the Solar System lives Jupiter, and recently it has been joined by the space probe Juno, courtesy of NASA.
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Apollo 8: To the Moon and Back
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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, the first crewed mission to reach and orbit the Moon, and return home safely, a fantastic...
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A Look at Human Space Travel
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A Look at Human Space Travel

It has been nearly 50 years since travel outside of low-Earth orbit has seemed possible, but now, with the impending Artemis Deep Space Outpost, and NASA's announcement of the Artemis crew, it could...
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Gemini 7: A Space Rendezvous
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Gemini 7: A Space Rendezvous

The Gemini 7 mission was full of important milestones; the first crewed space rendezvous, the first long-duration flight, the first flight astronauts were allowed to take off their spacesuits, and it...
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Mars Curiosity Rover 9 Years In Space
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Mars Curiosity Rover 9 Years In Space

We have always looked out to the universe in wonder, imagining if there could be, or could have ever been, life on other planets. The most recent answers come from a car-sized rover on the surface of...
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STS-80: The Longest Shuttle Mission
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STS-80: The Longest Shuttle Mission

NASA's Space Shuttle program was a truly groundbreaking step in sustainable space travel. STS-80 was one of many space flights but was also record-breaking and incredibly eyeopening in terms of...
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Apollo 12 the First Return to the Moon
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Apollo 12 the First Return to the Moon

Apollo 12 took a step in closing the gap between Earth and the world beyond us. During the 10 day mission, Apollo 12 proved that human space travel was not a one-off, but was a symbol of what was to...
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Mars Exploration Rovers: Opportunity and Spirit
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Mars Exploration Rovers: Opportunity and Spirit

Spirit and Opportunity were launched in 2003, making their way to Mars by 2004, where they both successfully landed on the surface. Their purpose was to explore Mars and search for signs of past...
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Artemis Deep Space Gateway
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Artemis Deep Space Gateway

NASA and ESA have come to an agreement on the collaboration for the Artemis Gateway earlier this week!
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OSIRIS-REx Encounters Asteroid Bennu
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OSIRIS-REx Encounters Asteroid Bennu

Earlier this week, the OSIRIS-REx touched down on and collected samples from asteroid Bennu. If the spacecraft returns as scheduled in 2023, it will be the first to return samples from an asteroid to...
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20 Years of the ISS
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20 Years of the ISS

As we get closer to celebrating 20 years of the ISS being operational, it's time to look back on what lead up to this point and the future of travel to the ISS.
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