Payload Blog
Apollo 15 crew

Learn about the first Lunar Roving Vehicle, first deep space spacewalk, and the other firsts of the Apollo 15 mission that launched from Kennedy Space Center 50 years ago.


Attraction Spotlight: Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis® is an awe-inspiring, don’t-miss attraction. Here is what you will see and experience when you add it to your day!


Artemis Program

The Artemis mission is the next chapter of space exploration, returning humanity to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. During this program, the first woman and person of color will walk on the lunar surface. Learn more about the why, how and goals for Artemis.

Categories: NASA News

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.

Categories: Astronauts
Tags: Apollo

An early morning scene at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39, with the space shuttle Columbia in position on Pad A at right. Launch for the STS-1 mission is set for April 10th with astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen aboard.

America returned to flight following the completion of the Apollo era missions, with the first launch of the Space Shuttle Program 40 years ago. The program pushed the boundaries of discovery and supported human spaceflight for 30 years.