Space

Lunokhod 1 – The first wheeled craft to land on any celestial body is being exhibited in Moscow

The first of two robotic lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The Luna 17 spacecraft carried Lunokhod

STS 1 Columbia – The first orbital NASA’s Space Shuttle program launches from Titusville

The first orbiter, Columbia (Space Transportation System-1), launched on 12 April 1981 from Kennedy Space Center Launch pad 39A and returned on 14 April, having orbited the

Baikonur Cosmodrome – The world’s first spaceport for orbital and human launches in Baikonur

OAO 2 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

International UFO Museum and Research Center – The location of the UFO history in Roswell

Museum is focused largely on the Roswell Crash and later supposed UFO incidents. It was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization and is located in

Apollo 1 – The Site Of A Mission That Never Flew To Cape Canaveral

AS-204, was the first crewed mission of the United States Apollo program, the undertaking to land the first men on the Moon. Planned as the first low

The Alcântara Launch Center – The satellite launching facility of the Brazilian Space Agency in Alcântara

Located on Brazil’s northern Atlantic coast, in the state of Maranhão. It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force (Comando da Aeronáutica). The CLA is the closest

Telstar – The world’s first commercial communications satellite is being exhibited in Washington D.C.

  The first two Telstar satellites were experimental and nearly identical. Telstar 1 launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. It successfully relayed

Gran Telescopio Canarias – One of the world’s largest optical reflecting telescope in La Palma

A 10.4 meters telescope, began with the leadership of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), its preliminary observations in 2007, using 12 segments of its primary

Voyager 2 – The “tireless” space probe travels in Outer space

A spacecraft exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before, continuing on his more-than-40-year journey since his launches, by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the

Apollo 10 – The Command Module is being exhibited in London

The fourth crewed mission in the United States Apollo program, and the second to orbit the Moon. Apollo 10 launched from Cape Kennedy on May 18, 1969,

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 Canaveral

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