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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.


Astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton, on the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, hovers over equipment associated with servicing chores on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the second extravehicular activity (EVA) on the eleven-day mission.

Astronaut Kathy Thornton remembers her spacewalk during one of the Hubble Servicing Missions, STS-61.


Space Shuttle Columbia vertical in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

50 years ago, the Apollo 13 mission introduced the now-famous saying, “Failure is not an option.” But when failures do occur – as is inevitable – NASA takes steps to learn from them so they will never be repeated. These valuable lessons can apply to the lives of our students as well.


Space shuttle Discovery launches from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center for its maiden voyage on August 30, 1984.

Thirty-five years ago, space shuttle Discovery launched, starting a legacy of accomplishments. Learn more about NASA’s busy orbiter. 

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