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In memory of brave explorers

In memory of brave explorers

Members of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident walk across in front of two solid rocket boosters and the external tank being fitted in the Vehicle Assembly building at Kennedy Space Center, Jan. 28, 1986. The commission is at Kennedy Space Center following th…

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In memory of brave explorers

In memory of brave explorers

The Space Shuttle Challenger is seen as it lifts off the pad on its aborted mission in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Jan. 28, 1986. Seen at the bottom section of the solid rocket booster, just to the right of the right wing of Challenger, a black plume of smoke can be seen. Investigators be…

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

Apollo 14 Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., who hit three golf balls while on the moon, conducts an experiment near a lunar crater, using an instrument from the two-wheeled rickshaw cart carrying the various test tools on Feb. 13, 1971. It was from this cart that Shepard took one tool, screwed …

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

The huge Saturn rocket carrying the Apollo 13 spacecraft is on its moon mission, lifts off the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Fla., April 11, 1970

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

The Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery lifts off from Launch Pad 398 in Kennedy Space Center at morning on Tuesday, April 24, 1990, carrying a crew of five and the Hubble Space Telescope. The mission, STS-31, had been originally scheduled for launch on April 10th but was scrubbed because of a f…

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

America�s space shuttle, Enterprise, heads in for a landing on Friday, August 12, 1977 in Edwards Air Force Base, Ca., following a successful free flight. (AP Photo)

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

America's space shuttle Enterprise rides atop the 747 carrier as she takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 12, 1977. The shuttle is to be blasted away from the 747 for her first free flight. (AP Photo)

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

U.S. astronauts laugh while standing around models of the Atlas and nose capsule designed to carry them into space in San Diego, California September 25, 1959. From left are Walter Schirra, J.R. Dempsey, executive of convair, maker of Atlas, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Alan Shepar…

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

Apollo 11 astronauts stand next to their spacecraft in 1969, from left to right: Col. Edwin E. Aldrin, lunar module pilot; Neil Armstrong, flight commander; and Lt. Michael Collins, command module pilot. (AP Photo)

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