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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.


President Eisenhower and the SCORE satellite atop the Atlas rocket from which Eisenhower played his prerecorded Christmas message.

United States President Dwight Eisenhower sent well wishes to the world during the first broadcast in space 60 years ago.


The crew of Apollo 7, Commander Walter Schirra, Lunar Module Pilot Walter Cunningham and Command Module Pilot Donn Eisele, pose after a successful mission in 1968.

Apollo 7 was a mission of firsts from being the first crewed Apollo mission to the first TV broadcast in space.

Categories: Astronauts, NASA History