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9 Results for Tag Race to the Moon

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.


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!


Apollo 11 laughing through quarantine window

Did you know that Apollo 11 astronauts were quarantined after their return to Earth? Learn about the events surrounding Apollo 11’s splashdown and the weeks following.


As the world watched the outcome of Apollo 11, the first attempted lunar landing, employees in the NASA Mission Control Center held their breaths during the entire descent.

During this special "Tell Me A Story: Astronaut Tales," astronaut Charlie Duke recalls the tense moments in Mission Control as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with less than a minute of descent fuel remaining.


The exterior of the newly transformed Apollo/Saturn V Center

From touch-screen interactives to 3D holograms, check out what’s new at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.


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