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Apollo astronaut playing a game of baseball against the Apollo launch teams.

During this throwback “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” hear about a softball game between Apollo astronauts and the support crew…and what the scoreboard said!


Terry White discusses what it was like being neighbors with astronauts JohnYoung and Alan Bean.

In this edition of “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” space shuttle program technician Terry White remembers growing up with some iconic space heroes as neighbors.


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.