Over the next year, NASA will celebrate 50 years of scientific and technological excellence.
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space.
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The launch of Skylab, America's first space station, on board a modified Saturn V rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Fla. on May 14, 1973, marked a new phase for American's human space flight program. Full Feature
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech to Congress in which he declared, "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth." On that same day, over 2,600 miles away at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the F-1 engine was being tested for the first time. Full Feature
Forty years ago, NASA launched Apollo 17 -- the last human mission to the moon and the final Apollo lunar mission. That mission's success depended on two complex space systems provided by the Marshall Center: the Saturn V launch vehicle and the Lunar Roving Vehicle.› Read More →