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  • Centaur upper stage

    Centaur is No Longer the Bridesmaid

    09.21.09 - For almost 50 years, the Centaur high-energy upper stage rocket has been the behind-the-scenes workhorse of NASA’s exploration of space.

  • Bruce T. Lundin

    Lundin Advocated for Strong Role in Space Exploration

    09.14.09 - Bruce Lundin was responsible for an experimental wind turbine built in the 1970's. He was center director from 1969 to 1977.

  • The X-15 aircraft.

    This Month in Exploration - September

    09.04.09 - Fifty years ago the first powered X-15 flight occurred in Edwards, California. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Cratered regions near the moon's Mare Nubium region, as photographed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

    The Ultimate Long Distance Communication

    08.19.09 - When NASA engineers designed the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), they knew it would need an extraordinary communications system.

  • The Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk.

    This Month in Exploration - August

    08.03.09 - One hundred years ago the Army bought its first airplane from the Wright brothers. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • NASA inflatable exhibits at EAA AirVenture 2009

    EAA AirVenture: An Aviator's Dream World

    07.27.09 - Aviation enthusiasts seek out certain destinations. For a week every summer a small airfield in central Wisconsin is an aviator's dream world.

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  • Bob Graham

    Hiring a National Hero

    07.14.09 - Bob Graham remembers recruiting Neil Armstrong for his first NASA job.

  • Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon.

    This Month in Exploration - July

    07.09.09 - Forty years ago humans set foot on the moon for the first time during the Apollo 11 mission. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Portrait of Dr. Silverstein

    What's in a Name?

    05.15.09 - NASA's early spaceflight director knew the answer to this question. He named two of the agency's most celebrated programs -- Mercury and Apollo.

  • The Starshine 3 satellite

    This Month in Exploration - June

    06.09.09 - Ten years ago space shuttle Discovery astronauts released a spherical satellite studded with 878 tiny mirrors. Find out what else happened this month in exploration history.