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NASA History Office
#Today in 1961, JFK's State of the Union address proposes space cooperation with USSR
Ellington Field, where astronauts undergo flight training. This WB-57, once a bomber, is now used for @NASA_Airborne.
#NOW in 1964, Ranger 6 mission launched from Cape Canaveral, but camera short-circuited
The Neutral Buoyancy Lab holds 6.2 million gallons and a partial mockup of the ISS. All astronauts train here.
#OTD in 1973: ASTP crews are announced for the historic US/Soviet docking mission
#NOW ISIS-A launched from Vandenberg. For what purpose? Discover here:
#tbt Jan. 30, 2009- NASA's highly modified NF-15B research aircraft No. 837 makes its final flight.
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We were into grooves from '60s to '80s to find best way to channel away water. Grooves everywhere now! #FlyNASA #TBT
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One year ago #today, the Opportunity Rover found a rock shaped like a jelly donut, not a snack
#Today in 1998, Soyuz TM-27 launched, bringing the Mir-25 crew to the orbital platform
#Today in 1964, Saturn 1 launched for the 5th time; test payload of 19 tons, mostly sand.
#HappyBirthday to Cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez; 1st Latin American & 1st person of African ancestry in space
#HappyBirthday to astronaut John Fabian (upper left), next to Space Shuttle Challenger.
#HappyBirthday to Ukranian cosmonaut Leonid Kadenyuk; traveled 6 million+ mi. on 1st mission.
#OTD 28 Jan 1611, astronomer Johannes Hevelius born. Founder of lunar topography, studied at @UniLeiden @ESA_nl
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#Now in 1967, a flash fire breaks out on Apollo 1 in which the crew perishes
#OTD 1967, #LBJ along with leaders from Great Britain, USSR, & 57 other nations, signed the Treaty on Outer #Space.
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#OTD in 1967, Outer Space Treaty opened for signatures, allowing anyone to explore new worlds