'The Slightest Glitch': Remembering The Fire, OTD in 1967

OTD in 1967, #Apollo1 astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White & Roger Chaffee were lost when a flash fire swept through their spacecraft. On this day, AmericaSpace & the world remembers their ultimate sacrifice. […]

Fire in the Hole: Remembering Apollo 5, OTD in 1968

Fifty-three years ago today, Apollo 5 marked the 1st unmanned test of the Lunar Module (LM), a ship which would go on to land the first men on the Moon. […]

On Anniversary of Longest U.S. Crewed Spaceflight, Dragon Resilience Prepares for ISS Docking

OTD in 1973, 3 astronauts launched to Skylab for what still stands as America’s longest human space mission flown on a U.S. vehicle. But Crew-1, currently inbound to @Space_Station, aims to break that record. […]

'As It Really Was': Remembering Apollo 7, OTD in 1968

OTD in 1968, #Apollo7 astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele & Walt Cunningham took the first step in America’s journey to land a man on the #Moon. […]

Gerald Carr, Record-Setting Skylab Commander, Dies Aged 88

@AmericaSpace extends its sincere condolences to the Carr family on the passing of record-breaking #Skylab astronaut Jerry Carr. […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 2)

Launch of Dragon Endeavour atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 on 30 May 2020. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

It’s rare that you can time a moment in history to a single split-second. But last Saturday, that split-second fell at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT, when American astronauts rode an American-made spacecraft, atop an American-built rocket, and from […]

Remembering The Fire, Project Apollo's Worst Day

The Apollo 1 crew consisted of (from left) Command Pilot Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White and Pilot Roger Chaffee. Photo Credit: NASA

More than five decades ago, tonight, one of the worst tragedies in the history of U.S. space exploration unfolded with horrifying suddenness on Pad 34 at Cape Kennedy in Florida. “The […]

'Isn't That Enough?' Remembering Grissom, White and Chaffee, Fallen Crew of Apollo 1

The Apollo 1 crew consisted of (from left) Command Pilot Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Senior Pilot Ed White and Pilot Roger Chaffee. Photo Credit: NASA

At 6:31 p.m. EST on Friday, 27 January 1967—52 years ago, tonight—as darkness fell over Cape Kennedy in Florida, one of the worst disasters ever to befall America’s space […]

'A Dumb Decision': Remembering the Final Mission to Skylab, 45 Years Ago

Boosted aloft atop a Saturn IB rocket, and utilizing a special “milk stool” to raise its umbilical connections to the proper levels on the Pad 39B gantry, the third and final Skylab crew takes flight on 16 November 1973. Photo Credit: NASA

Forty-five years ago, in May 1973, America launched its first space […]

'Yabadabadoo': 50 Years Since Apollo 7 Brought America's Lunar Goal Closer (Part 2)

The expended Saturn S-IVB stage as photographed from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during transposition and docking maneuvers. This view is over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Photo Credit: NASA

Fifty years ago, this month, Apollo 7—America’s first three-person space mission—launched from Pad 34 at Cape Kennedy and spent almost 11 […]