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Scenic photo of Heroes and Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, near the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Heroes and Legends features dynamic 4D shows and space-flown artifacts. Find out why it’s a must-see during your visit! 


Grissom and Young by Norman Rockwell, 1965

Did you know that NASA’s collaboration with art dates back to the first years of NASA? NASA science and art has worked together for decades and the visitor complex is celebrating this fall.


Apollo 11 laughing through quarantine window

Did you know that Apollo 11 astronauts were quarantined after their return to Earth? Learn about the events surrounding Apollo 11’s splashdown and the weeks following.


Buzz Aldrin saves the day with a felt tip pen

Hear how Buzz Aldrin used a felt tip pen to assist with the ascent off the lunar surface during Apollo 11.


As the world watched the outcome of Apollo 11, the first attempted lunar landing, employees in the NASA Mission Control Center held their breaths during the entire descent.

During this special "Tell Me A Story: Astronaut Tales," astronaut Charlie Duke recalls the tense moments in Mission Control as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with less than a minute of descent fuel remaining.


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