'Really a Smoothie': 50 Years Since the Traumatic Mission of Gemini VIII (Part 1)

Gemini VIII (foreground) enters into the final stages of rendezvous with the Agena target vehicle. Photo Credit: NASA

At the dawn of 1966, America’s drive to land a man on the Moon had accelerated into high gear. Five Gemini crews had shown that astronauts could survive in space for long enough to complete the […]

Opinion: Awakening the Sleeping Satellite—The Value of Human Lunar Exploration

A photo of the Moon from Earth orbit, taken by the crew of the International Space Station. Will our natural satellite harbor humanity’s next outpost in space following the retirement of the ISS? Image Credit: NASA

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Retro Space Images: Remembering Neil Armstrong

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A Birthday Remembered: Today we remember Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong, who would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on August 5. Armstrong became a NASA astronaut in 1962 and is shown here in July 1965 while assigned as back-up command pilot for the Gemini 5 mission. […]

Northrop Grumman Honors LM Workers at Apollo 11 44th Anniversary Event

On Saturday, July 20, Northrop Grumman held a ceremony to honor the workers that made the Moon landings a reality. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Apollo/Saturn V Center played host to Northrop Grumman’s gala celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 […]

Northrop Grumman Kicks Off Apollo 11 Anniversary Weekend With BBQ at US Space Walk of Fame

Northrop Grumman hosted a barbecue luncheon for the men and women who worked on the Apollo Program. This and other events took place a day prior to the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

TITUSVILLE, Fla — Just one day before the 44th anniversary of the […]

Retro Space Images: Beginnings

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First Steps: The crew of Apollo 11 are seen here starting their voyage to the Moon from Pad 39A.

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Retro Space Images: The Start of a New Age

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Waiting on a New Star: Crowds begin to form in the lead up to the launch of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ASTP was launched on this date in 1975 aboard a Saturn 1B rocket from Pad 39B—the final flight in the […]

Retro Space Images: No Pressure

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Two Days Until History: Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Mike Collins participate in a nationally televised press conference held two days prior to their launch to the Moon. The conference originated from Kennedy Space Center on the evening of July 14, 1969.

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Retro Space Images: A Different Mode of Transportation

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Not Exactly a Saturn V — Astronaut Neil Armstrong aboard a mule during an astronaut training field trip to the Grand Canyon in 1964.

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Retro Space Images: Preparing for History

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Can You Train for History? — Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong during extra-vehicular activity training exercises at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in April 1969.

 

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