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Mission: SBS-D; Satellite Business System SYNCOM IV-2; Solar Wing TELSTAR<br>Space Shuttle: Discovery<br>Launch Pad: 39A<br>Launch Weight: 263,477 …

Astronaut Bio: K. Megan McArthur (11/2014)

<b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born in 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Considers California to be her home state. Married with one child, parents Don & Kit McArthur, …

Welcome Space Shuttle Discovery!

Welcome, Discovery!<p><i>Discovery</i> is now in its new permanent home, the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. During the …

The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle

Author/Curator:<br>Dr. David R. Williams,<br>NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1<br>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center<br>Greenbelt, MD …

Spacecraft - Details

Description<p>Lunar Orbiter 5, the last of the Lunar Orbiter series, was designed to take additional Apollo and Surveyor landing site photography and to …


Mission: TDRS-E; SSBUV-03; SHARE-II<br>Space Shuttle: Atlantis<br>Launch Pad: 39A<br>Launch Weight: 259,374 pounds<br>Launched: August 2, 1991, 11:01:59 a.m. …

Apollo 15 Lunar Liftoff (inside and outside view)

Apollo Missions

Astronaut Bio: Joan Higginbotham (11/2007)

<b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born in Chicago, Illinois. She enjoys body building (weightlifting), cycling, music, motivational speaking.<p><b>EDUCATION:</b> Graduated from …

RT @ESA_History: #OTD 4 August 1984, 1st Ariane 3 flight, with @esa's ECS-2 satellite (@Eutelsat_SA's Eutelsat-1 F2) @Arianespace

Astronaut Bio: M. McCulley (10/2007)

<b>Michael J. Mcculley (Captain, USN, Ret.)<br>NASA Astronaut (Former)</b><p><b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born August 4, 1943, in San Diego, California, but considers …

Astronaut Bio: C. D. Gemar (03/1997)

<b>Charles D. (nickname Sam) Gemar (Lieutenant Colonel, USA)<br>NASA Astronaut (former)</b><p><b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born August 4, 1955 in Yankton, South Dakota, but home …

#Remembering Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, @USNavy & NACA test pilot, on his #birthday


The Juno spacecraft, which successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter on July 4, 2016, will for the first time peer below the dense cover of clouds to …

#OTD in 1961, the first Saturn I rocket leaves the lab. Here are all Saturn I rocket launches:

Astronaut Bio: W. E. Scott (5/2008)

<b>Winston E. Scott (Captain, USN, Ret.)<br>NASA Astronaut (former)</b><p><b>PERSONAL:</b> Born August 6, 1950, in Miami, Florida. Married to the former Marilyn K. …

#OTD in 1961, cosmonaut Gherman Titov becomes the second person to orbit the Earth (Vostok 2)

#OTD in 2012, @MarsCuriosity rover lands on the Red Planet! #whoohoo

RT @ISROOFFICIAL: 1963: when the first rocket from India was launched.

RT @ESA_Rosetta: “Hello, Comet!”

#Today in 2001, Galileo spacecraft makes a flyby of Jupiter’s Moon, Io

NASA History

Did the Apollo 11 crew have to sign Customs declarations upon their return to Earth? Urban legend says yes; NASA and Customs and Border Protection …


Mission: CRISTA-SPAS-02<br>Space Shuttle: Discovery<br>Launch Pad: 39A<br>Launched: August 7, 1997, 10:41:00 a.m. EDT<br>Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, …

#Today in 1976, Viking 2 spacecraft successfully enters Mars orbit

#OTD in 1971, Apollo 15 makes splashdown with only 2 working parachutes

#TBT During the 1970s NASA Ames conducted 3 space colony concept studies. This concept image is by Rick Guidice.

#OTD in 1996, NASA announces the discovery of Martian meteorite ALH84001

RT @NASAArmstrong: #tbt John Manke (2nd from left) got into the X-24B & found a note: "Honestly now, have you read the instructions?"

RT @ESA_History: #OTD 8 August 1989, @esa's pioneering #Hipparcos astrometry mission launched @esascience @ESAGaia #EuropeInSpace50