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A combined photo of the crew of the Apollo 12 and of Nancy Conrad, wife of the late Apollo 12 astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad.

Nancy Conrad shares stories about her late husband, Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad in honor of the 50th anniversary of the encore Moon landing. Hear about the adventures of the crew of Apollo 12!


Scenic photo of Heroes and Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, near the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Heroes and Legends features dynamic 4D shows and space-flown artifacts. Find out why it’s a must-see during your visit! 


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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Grissom and Young by Norman Rockwell, 1965

Did you know that NASA’s collaboration with art dates back to the first years of NASA? NASA science and art has worked together for decades and the visitor complex is celebrating this fall.


The Explorer 6 satellite with its paddles up.

Sixty years ago, the Explorer 6 satellite captured and transmitted the first image of Earth. Read about the mission!

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