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Watch as the lunar module 'lands' at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

The Lunar Module (LM-9) has come in for a landing at the Apollo/Saturn V Center! Learn more about this artifact and its future at the visitor complex.


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 Bruce McCandless performs the first untethered spacewalk.

Thirty-five years ago, astronaut Bruce McCandless performed the first untethered spacewalk. Read about how he maneuvered in open space.


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.