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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.


The prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission are seen inside an Apollo command module boilerplate during water egress training activity in the Gulf of Mexico. From foreground, are astronauts James A. McDivitt, commander; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

As we all social distance ourselves to protect against COVID-19, learn how astronauts face isolation and quarantine for the sake of science and exploration.

Categories: Astronauts

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex educator speaks about mission patches in one of the educational videos.

Looking for at-home educational activities for children? We’ve got you covered! Learn more about how you can continue to #JoinTheJourney through several online educational resources.


Students act as mission control, relaying instructions to students acting as Martian explorers in the Mars Base 1 program.

Adapting to change is one of the greatest challenges teachers and students face. Take a closer look at how astronauts train and acquire some tools that can help you survive this challenge in school and at home.

Categories: Education Programs

Family poses for a photo with an astronaut in front of the NASA meatball at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Planning a visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex? Check out these must-see experiences while you’re here. 


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