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WATCH: 24 of the most famous space launches ever
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test is just the latest.
60 years ago today, a Soviet street dog became the first animal to orbit Earth
Sputnik-2 or: Laika, our hero
How the Air Force planned to put men on the moon
Just months after Sputnik's launch, the USAF had a manned lunar landing program all figured out.
A man who’s participated in 41 space missions remembers the Sputnik launch
Reflections from a prodigious force in space exploration.
60 years ago, Sputnik shocked the world and started the space race
Here’s how it all began.
Going to space helped teach the world to work together
NASA was founded on the principle that "activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind"
Most Missions To Mars Don’t Survive
If you want to go to Mars, fly American
Why Did the Mercury 13 Astronauts Never Fly in Space?
Jerrie Cobb kicked off her black pumps and crossed her stockinged feet on the floor. It was an unusual thing … Continued
9 Technologies That Didn’t Exist When The Queen Was Born
Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 years old today
The CIA’s Bold Kidnapping of a Soviet Spacecraft
One day in late 1959 or 1960 — dates aren’t totally clear in declassified documents — a crack team of … Continued