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11 Results for Category NASA History

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. 


Artist rendering of the Phoenix Mars Lander

Ten years ago, NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander confirmed the existence of water on Mars.


The Titan II rocket for the Gemini program

Astronaut Tom Jones remembers the first rocket he ever saw, the Titan II. Read how this Gemini-era rocket inspired him to seek a career as an astronaut, and how you can see one of these rockets up close at the visitor complex.