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The July 20 blast off comes on the same date that NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, marking a defining moment in the so-called 'space race' with the Soviet Union
Here are impressions of some of American men who walked on the Moon, collected from a series of oral history interviews by NASA
The grainy pictures coming back on the night of July 20, 1969, from a quarter of a million miles (380,000 kilometres) away fascinates viewers young and old
The exercise aims to test in almost real-life conditions the evacuation of astronauts from the Orion capsule in the event of an explosion or other problem shortly after launch of the rocket taking them into space
NASA's Anne McClain, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and the Canadian Space Agency's David Saint-Jacques emerge from the space craft to applause from support crews
'With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,' says Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center
Lawyer and retired NASA special agent Joseph Gutheinz Jr is on a mission to find moon rocks that went missing after being given as gifts to nations
While lunar samples have been in NASA hands for 5 decades, new discoveries are still being made
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provide pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through to the 1960s, when the United States first sent men to orbit and then walk on the moon
The missions will be for stays of up to 30 days. As many as a dozen private astronauts could visit the ISS per year, says NASA.
The year was 1969, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control. He said: 'Think you could call over to London and tell the president of the Flat Earth Society that he's wrong?'
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon planned for 2020
'That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight,' says NASA head Jim Bridenstine, as he cites the dangers of the move in relation to the International Space Station
Had Christina Koch and Anne McClain done their spacewalk together, it would have been the first ever by two women astronauts
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'The Soyuz is now in orbit and the crew are on their way to the International Space Station,' says a commentator on NASA television.
The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969
(UPDATED) After hours of suspense, the Crew Dragon touches down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 am Friday, March 8, some 370 kilometers off the coast of the US state of Florida
The Crew Dragon will undock from the ISS on Friday at 0731 GMT and leave earth orbit and reenter the atmosphere 5 hours later
Two hours after docking, the space station's 3 crew members – American Anne McClain, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and Russian Oleg Kononenko – open the hatch of the space capsule and, for the first time, penetrate its interior in space
The little robotic geologist had transmitted thousands of images from the surface of the planet, transforming our understanding of Mars and paving the way for future exploration
(UPDATED) The only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule is a dummy named Ripley – but NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard later this year
New images from the Hubble Space Telescope show a variety of intriguing weather patterns in the atmospheres of both Neptune and Uranus
The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.
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'There was silence. There were tears. There were hugs. There were memories and laughs shared. #ThankYouOppy #GoodnightOppy.'
The sixth planet from the Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, and spent the bulk of its existence without the characteristic rings it is known for today
China launches more rockets into space than any other country, with 39 last year compared to 31 by the US, 20 by Russia, and 8 by Europe
Dmitry Rogozin, chief of Russia's space agency and a nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, is set to visit the US in February but NASA postpones his visit indefinitely
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The first detailed images allow scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or 'lobes,' slowly gravitated towards each other until they stuck together – a major scientific discovery
(UPDATED) 'We have a healthy spacecraft,' says the missions operations manager for the unmanned spacecraft
OSIRIS-REx enters asteroid Bennu's orbit after closely studying it for several weeks
Hurtling through space at a speed of 51,500 kilometers per hour, the spacecraft aims to make its closest approach within 3,500 kilometers of the surface of Ultima Thule
The historic flyby to Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever studied, is set to 'take us back 4 and a half billion years to the birth of the solar system'
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(UPDATED) The flyby takes place about a billion miles beyond Pluto, the most faraway world visited by a spacecraft so far
The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player says he's still accepting the invitation from NASA to tour its facilities
NASA invites NBA superstar Steph Curry to a tour of its facilities after the two-time MVP said the lunar landings may have been an elaborate hoax
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The dramatic arrival of the $993 million spacecraft marks the 8th successful landing on Mars in NASA's history
The unmanned spacecraft – launched nearly 7 months ago – is NASA's first craft to attempt to touch down on Earth's neighboring planet since the Curiosity rover arrived in 2012
Mars InSight is set to make a perilous landing on Mars
After a nearly seven-month voyage, Mars Insight nail-biting touchdown is expected on Monday
The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense
A new study shows that brine deposits below the surface of Mars can contain molecular oxygen – which is crucial for life on Earth
Some items have historical value, such as flags or medallions he wore during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Others do not – like a boy scout cap or a pin from his high school football team.
The goal of NASA's Parker Solar Probe is make a series of 24 flybys past our scorching star
An attempt to revive the gyroscope by turning it in the opposite direction appears to have cleared any blockage, NASA reports
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague who survived an aborted flight are likely to go into space in the spring