Mission Monday: The first crewed rendezvous between two spacecraft

55 years ago, two crewed Gemini flights completed a historic first-of-their-kind rendezvous in orbit, propelling NASA ahead of the Soviets in the Space Race, and inching America one step closer to a lunar landing. Not everything went according to plan with the first rendezvous. The original plan had been for

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STS-97 spacewalk

Mission Monday: A popular week for space missions

Through the decades, the first week of December has been a popular time for space missions. Look back at eight flights that launched this week ranging from 1965 to 2001 with these fast facts. STS-97 Launch date: Nov. 30, 2000 Landing date: Dec. 11, 2000 Spacecraft: Shuttle Endeavour Crew: Brent

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – International Cooperation in Space: ISS 20

This month we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human habitation aboard the International Space Station (ISS). In our November Thought Leader Series, presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), a panel of astronauts will discuss how they lived, worked and collaborated aboard the floating laboratory. NASA astronaut

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STS-129 launch

Mission Monday – STS-129 launches eleven years ago today

On Nov. 16, 2009, shuttle orbiter Atlantis launched to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a crew of six for the STS-129 mission. It was eleven years ago this week, that Atlantis lifted off into history. The launch marked the 129th shuttle flight in NASA’s Space Shuttle Program and the

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he Apollo 12 three-man crew pictured left to right are: Astronauts Charles Conrad, Spacecraft Commander; Richard F. Gordon, pilot of the Command Module `Yankee Clipper'; and Alan L. Bean, pilot of the Lunar Module `Intrepid'.

#OTD: 14 Nov. 1969 Apollo 12 Launches to the Moon for Second Crewed Landing

On Nov. 14, 1969, at 11:22 a.m. EST. Apollo 12 lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida–after being struck twice by lightning! Carried by a Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 12 capsule, nicknamed the Yankee Clipper, launched mission crew Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr.,

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STS-5 crew

Mission Monday: STS-5, the first operational shuttle mission

38 years ago, this week, the shuttle orbiter Columbia, carrying a crew of four, rocketed into space for STS-5, the fifth NASA Space Shuttle mission and the first operational shuttle mission in NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The flight lasted just over five days, landing on Nov. 16, 1982 at Edwards

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ISS20 Trivia: Week 1

This month we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (ISS)! In honor of this major milestone, we are featuring ISS themed trivia questions. Test your knowledge below!

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CineSpace First Place – The Most Ideal Place

CineSpace, a short film competition created by NASA Johnson Space Center in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, offers aspiring and professional filmmakers a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. This week, we are sharing the first place winner “The Most Ideal Place.”

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Expedition 1

Trivia: Expedition 1

Twenty years ago this week, Expedition 1 docked with the International Space Station, kicking off two decades of uninterrupted human presence onboard the orbital laboratory. Today we are celebrating this anniversary and historic moment in spaceflight history with a pop quiz!

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Expedition 1 ISS

VIDEO: Expedition 1 – The Beginning

Watch with us as the Expedition 1 crew — the very first mission to the International Space Station — discusses what was it like to live and work aboard our orbiting laboratory 20 years ago. Explore More Explore the articles below to learn more about the International Space Station and

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