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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

Saturn V Rocket launching from Kennedy Space Center.

50 years ago, Apollo 9 tested the lunar module, Spider, for the first time. See why this mission was so important to landing on the Moon.  


Astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, is photographed in front of the windows in the Cupola module .

In honor of the 35th anniversary of President Reagan’s announcement of an upcoming crewed space station, here are some fun facts about the International Space Station as we know it today.

Categories: NASA History, Astronauts

The prime crew of the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission stands beside the gondola in Building 29 after training. Astronauts left to right are William Anders, James Lovell and Frank Borman.

The crew of Apollo 8 was the first to see the other side of the Moon. Learn more about this iconic mission for the 50th anniversary of its launch from Kennedy Space Center.


The crew members of Expedition 50 celebrated Thanksgiving in 2016 with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables aboard the International Space Station.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a little different when you are orbiting Earth. Hear the reflections of astronauts, including astronaut Jerry Ross and astronaut John Herrington, on celebrating the Turkey Day in outer space.