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Apollo 12 – Second Lunar Landing Mission

Apollo 12 was the second lunar landing mission and the first mission to make a pinpoint landing on the moon. Apollo 12 was launched on...

Space Dogs

Space Dogs were the first living creatures to travel in space. One month after the historic launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union space program...

Rakesh Sharma – First Indian in Space

Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to travel in Space. He was born on 13th January 1949 in Punjab, India. He flew to the...

Apollo 17

Apollo 17 was the final Apollo mission to the moon, the eleventh manned Apollo mission, the first night launch and the sixth and final...

Apollo 15

Apollo 15 was the fourth mission to land men on the Moon. It was the first mission to use a lunar rover, to feature...

Giuseppe Colombo

Giuseppe Colombo (October 2, 1920 – February 20, 1984) was an Italian scientist, mathematician and engineer. He is better known by his nickname Bepi...

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is famously known as the first man to walk on the Moon. He is a former American test pilot and U.S. astronaut...

Women in Space

Women in Space Pioneering Women of Space: 1959:  Geraldine (Jerrie) Cobb was the first woman in the U.S. to undergo astronaut testing, however, NASA cancelled the women's...

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Radding Morgan is the first NASA astronaut designated as an Educator Mission Specialist or teacher in space and became the first teacher in...

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe was a civilian mission specialist aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle and died with the rest of the seven member crew when Challenger...