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Space shuttle Discovery launches from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center for its maiden voyage on August 30, 1984.

Thirty-five years ago, space shuttle Discovery launched, starting a legacy of accomplishments. Learn more about NASA’s busy orbiter. 

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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.


The Explorer 6 satellite with its paddles up.

Sixty years ago, the Explorer 6 satellite captured and transmitted the first image of Earth. Read about the mission!

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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.