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15 Results for Tag NASA History

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!


Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Woden

In this edition of “Tell Me a Story,” astronaut Al Worden talks about how the crew of Apollo 15 flew back to Earth without the help of an in-flight computer program called “Return to Earth.”


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.