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18 Results for Category Astronauts

Apollo astronaut playing a game of baseball against the Apollo launch teams.

During this throwback “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” hear about a softball game between Apollo astronauts and the support crew…and what the scoreboard said!


Terry White discusses what it was like being neighbors with astronauts JohnYoung and Alan Bean.

In this edition of “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” space shuttle program technician Terry White remembers growing up with some iconic space heroes as neighbors.


Apollo 10 Commander Tom Stafford waves good bye to Snoopy, the Apollo 10 mascot.

Apollo 10’s success was imperative if Apollo 11 was to land on the Moon. Read how the beloved “Peanuts” characters were present during this triumphant mission! 

Categories: Apollo Program, Astronauts

Guests touring the Rocket Garden with Astronaut Jon McBride at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

You can meet an astronaut every day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Here are the ways you can shake hands with a space hero.


Former astronaut Owen Garriott acknowledges the applause as he is introduced as a previous inductee into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

In an episode of “Tell Me a Story,” watch the late astronaut Owen Garriott share his memory of a fun prank he pulled on some of the members of ground control during his Skylab 3 mission. 

Categories: Astronauts