John F. Kennedy Space Center – The Launch Operations Center of NASA in Titusville

One of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers. Located on the east coast of Florida, John F. Kennedy Space Center is adjacent to Cape Advertisements

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Stargazer – The first successful space telescope in Earth orbit

The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2, launched on December 7, 1968. An Atlas-Centaur rocket launched it into a nearly circular 750-kilometre altitude Earth orbit. Data was collected in ultraviolet on many sources including comets, planets, and galaxies. It had two major instrument sets facing in opposite directions; the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Wisconsin Experiment Package. One discovery […]

Shenzhou 5 – The first Chinese manned flight in space

China became the third country in the world to have independent human spaceflight capability after the Soviet Union and the United States. Shenzhou 5 was the first human spaceflight mission of the Chinese space program, launched on 15 October 2003. Shenzhou was launched on a Long March 2F launch vehicle. The spacecraft developed and operated by China […]