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16 Results for Category Astronauts

Apollo 10 Commander Tom Stafford waves good bye to Snoopy, the Apollo 10 mascot.

Apollo 10’s success was imperative if Apollo 11 was to land on the Moon. Read how the beloved “Peanuts” characters were present during this triumphant mission! 

Categories: Apollo Program, Astronauts

Guests touring the Rocket Garden with Astronaut Jon McBride at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

You can meet an astronaut every day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Here are the ways you can shake hands with a space hero.


Former astronaut Owen Garriott acknowledges the applause as he is introduced as a previous inductee into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

In an episode of “Tell Me a Story,” watch the late astronaut Owen Garriott share his memory of a fun prank he pulled on some of the members of ground control during his Skylab 3 mission. 

Categories: Astronauts

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 Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, is photographed in front of the windows in the Cupola module .

In honor of the 35th anniversary of President Reagan’s announcement of an upcoming crewed space station, here are some fun facts about the International Space Station as we know it today.

Categories: NASA History, Astronauts