Payload Blog
Campers launch their "stomp" rockets.

Yes, it IS rocket science! For Global Launch Day, volunteers from Boeing visited our campers to give them an insider’s view of what it takes to be a rocket scientist.


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.


Mike Parrish discuss his memory of the Apollo astronauts partaking in summer water-sports before going on launch.

Trying to squeeze a little more out of summer? Imagine making some time for summer sports before you launch into space! 


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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