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  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 10 paves way for 1st human lunar landing

    Derek RichardsonMay 18th, 2019

    As NASA takes aim on the Moon with its Artemis program, it is important to remember the missions that paved the way for the agency's first manned landing. One of the most critical of these - was Apollo 10.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: ASTP and the extended hand

    Jason RhianJuly 24th, 2015

    All journeys begin with a single step. In terms of the United States’ international efforts in space, that first step actually started with two launches conducted this week in spaceflight history. The first part of the mission lifted off atop the venerable Russian Soyuz-U booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The second part of the crew roared […]

  • Our Space Flight Heritage: Launch of Apollo 10 forty six years ago

    Gregory CecilMay 18th, 2015

    Forty-six years ago today on May 18, 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 lifted off from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center for what NASA described as “a dress rehearsal for the first Moon Landing.” On board the Apollo Command Module, named Charlie Brown, were commander Thomas Stafford, lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan, and command module […]

  • American flag carried into lunar orbit aboard Apollo 10 sold for $54k

    Press ReleaseNovember 30th, 2014

    BOSTON, MA – (Nov. 21, 14) An extremely rare and highly-desirable flown oversize American flag, carried into lunar orbit aboard Apollo 10 in May 1969, sold for $54,412 on Thursday according to Massachusetts-based RR Auction.