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The prime crew of the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission stands beside the gondola in Building 29 after training. Astronauts left to right are William Anders, James Lovell and Frank Borman.

The crew of Apollo 8 was the first to see the other side of the Moon. Learn more about this iconic mission for the 50th anniversary of its launch from Kennedy Space Center.


President Eisenhower and the SCORE satellite atop the Atlas rocket from which Eisenhower played his prerecorded Christmas message.

United States President Dwight Eisenhower sent well wishes to the world during the first broadcast in space 60 years ago.


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

GPS, a NASA Spinoff

Many products we use every day on Earth stemmed from NASA’s research in space. From memory foam to GPS, NASA spinoffs are a part of our daily lives.


NASA 60th Anniversary Celebration logo

On October 1, 2018, NASA celebrates 60 years of space exploration. In honor of this milestone, we’re sharing a few of NASA’s top achievements over the years.