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Next Launch AsiaSat-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
scheduled for:
27 Aug 14 4:50:00 GMT
27 Aug 14 0:50:00 EDT

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From ‘Greasy Grissom’ to ‘Gruff Gus’: The Story of America’s Second Man in Space (Part 1)

Gus Grissom (in suit, right) accompanies Al Shepard to his Freedom 7 capsule in May 1961. Two months later, Grissom would fly his own suborbital Mercury mission aboard Liberty Bell 7. Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Had Gus Grissom lived longer, wrote Deke Slayton in his autobiography, Deke, he would have been [...]

Glenn and Carpenter to Attend “Celebrating 50 Years of Americans in Orbit” Event

The two surviving Mercury astronauts Senator John Glenn and Scott Carpenter will be at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Feb. 18 to commemorate 50 years of Americans on orbit. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – It has been 50 years since U.S. astronauts first thundered off of the launch pads at [...]