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Flag Day 2024 – One Small Flag’s Incredible Journey
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This article tells the story of one small American flag fortunate enough to be singled out from a group of…

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55 Years Ago: Manned Orbiting Laboratory Cancellation
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The Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL), a joint classified project of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the National Reconnaissance Office…

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55 Years Ago: Star Trek Final Episode Airs, Relationship with NASA Endures
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The voyages of the Starship Enterprise came to a sudden and premature end on June 3, 1969, with the airing…

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25 Years Ago: STS-96 Resupplies the Space Station
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On May 27, 1999, the second space station assembly and logistics mission began. The main goals of STS-96, designated as…

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15 Years Ago: First Time all Partners Represented aboard the International Space Station
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From May 29 to July 17, 2009, for the first time in its history, each of the five partner agencies…

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40 Years Ago: NASA Selects its 10th Group of Astronauts
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On May 23, 1984, NASA announced the selection of its 10th group of astronauts. Chosen from nearly 5,000 applicants, the…

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55 Years Ago: Two Months Until the Moon Landing
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The march to the first Moon landing took a giant leap forward in May 1969 with the successful completion of…

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15 Years Ago: STS-125, the Final Hubble Servicing Mission
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 “Trying to do stellar observations from Earth is like trying to do birdwatching from the bottom of a lake.” James…

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20 Years Ago: NASA Selects its 19th Group of Astronauts
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On May 6, 2004, NASA announced the selection of its 19th group of astronauts. The group comprised 11 candidates –…

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35 Years Ago: STS-30 Launches Magellan to Venus
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On May 4, 1989, space shuttle Atlantis took off on its third flight, STS-30, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC)…

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Asian-American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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In honor of Asian-American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize astronauts with Asian roots who have flown…

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NASA and Art
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Honoring James Dean and His Artistic Legacy NASA has a long history of working with artists to help tell the…

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55 Years Ago: Three Months Until the Moon Landing
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The rapid pace of preparations for the first Moon landing continued in April 1969. The successful Apollo 9 mission in…

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45 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
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Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter that NASA built, arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on April…

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NASA’s SERT II: ‘A Genuine Space Success Story’
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Editor’s note, May 13, 2024: This article has been updated to clarify the locations of the SERT II control centers and…

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60 Years Ago: Gemini 1 Flies a Successful Uncrewed Test Flight
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On April 8, 1964, Gemini 1 successfully completed the first uncrewed test flight of the Gemini spacecraft and its Titan…

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From NASA’s First Astronaut Class to Artemis II: The Importance of Military Jet Pilot Experience
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The Mercury 7 On April 9, 1959, reporters and news media crammed into the ballroom of the Dolley Madison House…

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40 Years Ago: STS-41C, the Solar Max Repair Mission
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On Apr. 6, 1984, space shuttle Challenger took off on its fifth flight, STS-41C. Its five-person crew of Commander Robert…

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Eclipses Near and Far
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On April 8, 2024, North America will witness its last total solar eclipse for more than twenty years. Other parts…

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65 Years Ago: NASA Selects America’s First Astronauts
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On Nov. 5, 1958, NASA, newly established to lead America’s civilian space program, formally established the Space Task Group (STG)…

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45 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Columbia Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
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On March 24, 1979, space shuttle Columbia arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the very first time. Following…

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