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The Atlas-Centaur carrying the Surveyor 1 spacecraft, lifting off from Pad The Surveyor 1 mission scouted the lunar surface for future Apollo manned lunar landing sites. (Great Images in NASA)

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Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite, encapsulated in a payload fairing, on the pad at Space Launch

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A Titan at Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 40 in This vehicle, similar to NMUSAF’s but with a shorter payload fairing, carried the Cassini-Huygens probe into space to study Saturn.

The Apollo 11 mission, the first lunar landing mission on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard the space craft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module pilot. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished.

Apollo 11 Launched Via the Saturn V Rocket-High Angle View - Expo fotográfica libre

Very early concept diagrams, circa 1959, of the Saturn I, Saturn V and Nova C8 rockets.

A Saturn IB perched atop a launch pedestal is an odd but iconic image of the end of the Apollo era.

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Size comparison of notable spacecraft used throughout history, including some of the private sector spacecraft in production now, ready for potential flights in the future. (created by Wikipedia user Diadophus, using assets from NASA,

23 March 1967: At 14:24:00 UTC, Gemini III was launched aboard a Titan II GLV  rocket from Launch Complex 19 at the Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Major Virgil I. (“Gus”) Grissom, United States Air Force, a Project Mercury veteran, was the Spacecraft Commander, and Lieutenant Commander John W. Young, United States Navy, was the pilot.

March 1965 Launch of First Crewed Gemini Flight In a span of 20 months from March 1965 to November NASA developed, tested and flew transformative capabilities and cutting-edge technologies in the Gemini program that paved the way for not only A

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Here's why NASA won't work with China to explore space

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Shore excursion of Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano from Sorrento port with English speaking drivers on board of luxury Mercedes vehicles.

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket carrying Hughes Network Systems’ EchoStar 19 satellite successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex

STS-1 Pre-Launch = Pristine fuel tanks are clearly pure white ( new / unused ) for this first launch by this space shuttle ( obviously the early  initial pioneering period in the distinguished service of these workhorses of low Earth orbit ) that were designed to be reused many dozens of uses to facilitate satellite repair etc

First Shuttle Launch (I watched this in Physics class! - very cool) A new era in space flight began on April when Space Shuttle Columbia, or soared into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Radar remote sensing satellite launched by China

A Long March rocket lifted off at 2255 GMT p. EDT) Tuesday with the…

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