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10 Results for Category Astronauts

The crew members of Expedition 50 celebrated Thanksgiving in 2016 with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables aboard the International Space Station.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a little different when you are orbiting Earth. Hear the reflections of astronauts, including astronaut Jerry Ross and astronaut John Herrington, on celebrating the Turkey Day in outer space.


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

Family stands in awe of the Saturn V rocket at Apollo Saturn V Center.

The new “First Man” space film, starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, tells the riveting story of NASA’s daring mission to land an astronaut on the Moon.


The 9 astronaut that have flight assignments for the commercial crew program.

On August 3, 2018, NASA announced the first Commercial Crew Program flight assignments. Learn about these crews and the upcoming launches from America’s multi-user spaceport, Kennedy Space Center.


The Titan II rocket for the Gemini program

Astronaut Tom Jones remembers the first rocket he ever saw, the Titan II. Read how this Gemini-era rocket inspired him to seek a career as an astronaut, and how you can see one of these rockets up close at the visitor complex.