A line of people wend their way through Kennedy Space Center’s Saturn V Center to the busses after the Arabsat-6A launch attempt scrub on 10 April 2019. That is an Apollo Saturn V rocket lying on its side overhead with Snoopy and a mockup of an Apollo lunar rover in the foreground.
Heroes and Legends at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex remembers the efforts of early space pioneers from the Mercury and Gemini programs. The grand opening on 11 November 2016 brought out many living heroes and legends from the Astronaut Hall of Fame to take part in opening this major new edition to the Visitor Complex. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is part of Heroes and Legends and honors astronauts from all of NASA’s space flight programs. People begin gathering […]
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Project Gemini is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Gemini involved ten flights during an ambitious 20-month program using a spacecraft capable of carrying two astronauts. The missions that took place from March 1965 to November 1966 practiced the techniques that would take astronauts to the Moon in Project Apollo. According to NASA, Gemini’s goals were: “1) To subject astronauts to long duration flights — a requirement for projected later trips to the moon or deeper space; 2) to develop […]
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Photos from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex of the full-size replica of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked in orbit with an Apollo spacecraft in July 1975 during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project promoting goodwill between the American and Soviet crews. An updated version of this same vehicle is used today to ferry crews back and forth from the International Space Station (ISS). First flown in April 1967, the Soyuz spacecraft has had remarkable success over the decades proving to […]
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