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40 Years Ago: STS-9, the First Spacelab Science Mission
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On Nov. 28, 1983, space shuttle Columbia took to the skies for its sixth trip into space on the first…

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Dr. Guy Bluford Reflects on 40th Anniversary of Historic Shuttle Flight 
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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger’s STS-8 mission, former astronaut Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, the…

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Legacy Lives On for Sally Ride, NASA’s First Woman in Space
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Trailblazing astronaut Sally Ride was celebrated during an event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to recognize the 40th anniversary of…

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The First Flight of Space Shuttle Challenger
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In early 1983, with five flights of the Space Shuttle Columbia successfully completed, NASA prepared to fly its second Orbiter, Challenger, on its…

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Jesse W. Moore
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Jesse W. Moore became Johnson Space Center’s fourth center director on January 23, 1986, only five days before the launch…

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45 Years Ago: First Main Propulsion Test Assembly Firing of Space Shuttle Main Engines
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The development of the space shuttle in the 1970s required several new technologies, including powerful reusable engines fueled by liquid…

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25 Years Ago: The STS-90 Neurolab Mission, NASA’s Contribution to the Decade of the Brain
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On April 17, 1998, space shuttle Columbia lifted off on the STS-90 Neurolab mission to conduct cutting edge research on…

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40 Years Ago: First Flight of Space Shuttle Challenger
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In April 1983, with five flights of space shuttle Columbia successfully completed, NASA launched its second space worthy orbiter, Challenger,…

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45 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Enterprise Makes its First Cross-Country Trip
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In March 1978, space shuttle Enterprise embarked on its first long-distance journey, from California to Alabama. The Approach and Landing…

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NASA Views Images, Confirms Discovery of Shuttle Challenger Artifact
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NASA leaders recently viewed footage of an underwater dive off the East coast of Florida, and they confirm it depicts…

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40 Years Ago: STS-5, Columbia’s First Satellite Deploy Mission
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On its fifth trip into space in November 1982, space shuttle Columbia’s STS-5 mission set a number of firsts. NASA…

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On Shuttle Endeavour’s Anniversary, NASA Armstrong Looks Ahead
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Ten years ago, people all over California watched the skies in hopes of catching a glimpse of space shuttle Endeavour…

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