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3 weeks ago
Honoring our nation’s heroes this #MemorialDay onboard the @iss.
1 month ago
#OTD 60 years ago, Alan Shepard made history when he climbed aboard the Freedom 7 capsule atop a Redstone rocket and became the first American to fly in space. More on Alan Shepard’s legendary astronaut career... 🧑🚀 Selected as one of NASA’s first seven astronauts in 1959. 🚀 Became the first American in space in 1961 on the historic Mercury-Redstone 3 Mission. 🌙 Walked on the moon in 1971 during the Apollo 14 Mission, where he not only conducted important science, but also became the first person to hit a golf ball on the moon. #astronaut #nasa #alanshepard #60thanniversary #nationalastronautday
1 month ago
✔️ Mission complete! After 168 days in space, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts arrived home on May 2. In the most fitting fashion, their mission, which certified the return of astronaut launches from the U.S., ended with an equally historic moonlit splashdown at 2:56am ET in the Gulf of Mexico. To learn more about the Crew-1 Mission check out the link in our bio! Photo credit: NASA/@ingallsimages