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Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin joke around as they peer out the window of an isolation chamber.

We remember the life and legacy of Michael Collins, a Gemini and Apollo astronaut, inspirational proponent of space exploration and an instrumental force in the creation of the National Air and Space Museum.

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Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell describes his journey in answering the question "What is consciousness?".

Edgar Mitchell's experiences on the Apollo 14 mission began his search and interest in the question "What is consciousness?" 


Back dropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon is the International Space Station (ISS) as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation.

This November, humankind will celebrate the 20th anniversary of humans living continuously in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Learn more about the ISS and human life in space by reading the answers to the 20 most frequently asked questions about the ISS.


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars upward after lifting off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

From “one small step” to “we’ve had a problem”, read and reflect on quotes from astronauts who have played an integral part in NASA’s exploration of space.


NASA astronauts, from left, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, assigned to fly on SpaceX's Demo-2 test flight of its Crew Dragon, are inside a mockup of the spacecraft at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 2, 2018, ahead of the agency's announcement of their commercial crew assignment.

After almost a decade, astronauts have launched from American soil again. This Astronaut’s Day, learn more about the two astronauts who will take part in this historic launch, Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken.


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