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  • Glenn Curtiss and his biplane.

    This Month in Exploration - September

    09.02.10 - One hundred years ago Glenn H. Curtiss flew from Cedar Point to Euclid Beach in an hour and forty-two minutes.

  • Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong in the Lunar Module.

    This Month in Exploration - August

    08.02.10 - Eighty years ago the first man to walk on the moon was born. See who it was and read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • NASA's Bumper#8 Rocket.

    This Month in Exploration - July

    07.01.10 - Sixty years ago this rocket was the first launched from the Long Range Proving Ground at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • A Wright Apache airplane.

    This Month in Exploration - June

    06.16.10 - Eighty years ago this Wright Apache aircraft flew higher than any other plane. Read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Engineers inspect and test a boilerplate Mercury space capsule.

    This Month in Exploration - May

    05.12.10 - Fifty years ago NASA launched the first production model of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • The NACA Official Seal.

    This Month in Exploration - April

    04.06.10 - Ninety-five years ago the Secretary of War called the first meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • A solar panel on the Rosetta spacecraft.

    This Month in Exploration - March

    03.04.10 - Only five years ago the Rosetta spacecraft was launched to catch a comet. Find out what year that will happen and read other historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • An image of an active region of the sun captured by the Solar Maximum Mission satellite.

    This Month in Exploration - February

    02.05.10 - Thirty years ago the first mission to study the sun in detail was launched. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface.

    This Month in Exploration - January

    01.13.10 - Eighty years ago one of the first humans to set foot on the moon was born. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Concorde-The British French Supersonic Transport

    This Month in Exploration - December

    12.04.09 - Thirty years ago the Concorde flew from New York to London in just under three hours. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Image from the moon during Apollo 12 mission.

    This Month in Exploration - November

    11.05.09 - Forty years ago, Apollo 12 launched from Kennedy Space Station in Florida. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Kathryn Sullivan prepares for underwater training for the STS 41-G mission.

    This Month in Exploration - October

    10.02.09 - Twenty-five years ago, the first woman walked in space. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apollo 10 astronauts John Young and Tom Stafford

    This Month in Exploration - May

    05.06.09 - Forty years ago Apollo 10 launched from Kennedy Space Center on a test mission. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • NASA's Mercury 7 Astronauts

    This Month in Exploration - April

    04.01.09 - Fifty years ago the first American astronauts were selected for Project Mercury. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • Astronaut Russell Schweickart during the Apollo 9 mission

    This Month in Exploration - March

    03.05.09 - Forty years ago, the first docking of two manned American spacecraft occurred during the Apollo 9 mission. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.

  • untethered astronaut on EVA

    This Month in Exploration - February

    02.02.09 - Twenty-five years ago American astronauts performed the first untethered excursions. Read more historical facts in This Month in Exploration.