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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Astronauts of the Past

    On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go, effectively setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes White floated and maneuvered himself around the Gemini spacecraft while logging 6,500 miles during his orbital stroll.

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  • Astronauts, family remember Neil Armstrong

    Astronauts from the Apollo era and forward joined Neil Armstrong's family to celebrate the life of the first human to set foot on the moon.

  • Across America, tributes to Neil Armstrong (+video)

    As a blue moon rose Friday, people across the country celebrated the life of Neil Armstrong, who in 1969 became the first human to set foot on the moon.

  • NASA's pioneering astronauts: Where are they now? (+video)

    Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was one of 300 astronauts. What became of some of the more famous ones?

  • Opinion John Glenn and Earth orbit anniversary: America needs manned flight in space

    This week's 50-year anniversary of astronaut John Glenn and his Earth orbit should remind America that it needs manned flight in space. Some say the space race is over. But America is in a new space race for jobs, skills, and knowledge for the future.

  • Milestones in U.S. manned spaceflight

    Milestones in U.S. manned spaceflight

    A timeline of significant moments in America's quest to reach for the stars.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Astronauts of the Past

    On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go, effectively setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes White floated and maneuvered himself around the Gemini spacecraft while logging 6,500 miles during his orbital stroll.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Moonwalking

    Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit.

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 09/20

    Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603 is a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, about 20,000 light-years away. This latest image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows a young star cluster surrounded by a vast region of dust and gas.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/30

    This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Trifid Nebula reveals a stellar nursery being torn apart by a nearby massive star. Embryonic stars are forming within an ill-fated cloud of dust and gas, which is destined to be eaten away by the glare from the massive neighbor.

  • SpaceX launch: Falcon 9 powers into orbit

    SpaceX launch: Falcon 9 powers into orbit

    Falcon 9 roared up Friday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The SpaceX launch means that prospects for the Obama administration’s space-lift plans may have soared upward as well.