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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.


Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

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This view of the severely damaged Apollo 13 Service Module was photographed from the Lunar Module/Command Module following the jettison of the Service Module.

Hear a first-hand account of the explosion that threatened the crewmembers of Apollo 13. Fifty years ago on April 13, 1970, the course of the hopeful 3rd Moon-landing mission drastically changed.


Featured Flashback with Apollo astronaut Fred Haise

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s launch from Kennedy Space Center, hear astronaut Fred Haise talk about how he put himself on an astronaut’s career path.


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