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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

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

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

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

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

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle – One of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine in Kamianets-Podilskyi

The castle was thought to have been founded during the second half of the 14th century, as the first accurate historical accounts of the castle date back

Galileo Space probe – The first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter

American spacecraft that studied the planet Jupiter and its moons, as well as several other Solar System bodies. Named after the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, it consisted

COS-B satellite – The first European Space mission in low Earth orbit

The mission consisted of a satellite containing gamma-ray detectors, which was launched by NASA on behalf of the ESRO on August 9, 1975. The mission was completed

Apollo-Soyuz Project – United States and Soviet Union working together in Earth orbit

The Project would send NASA astronauts Tom Stafford, Deke Slayton and Vance Brand in an Apollo Command and Service Module to meet Russian cosmonauts Aleksey Leonov and

OV-101 Enterprise – The original Space Shuttle rests in New York

Rolled out on September 17, 1976, it was built for NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program to perform atmospheric test flights after being launched from

Ranger 7 – The first photographer of the moon gets lost in Mare Cognitum

The first space probe to successfully transmit close images of the lunar surface back to Earth. It was also the first completely successful flight of the Ranger

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