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NASA History Office

#Today in 1984, @NASA selects Astronaut Group 10; 1st to fly: Bill Shepherd, later #ISS Expedition 1 Commander.
#OTD in 1969 Apollo 10 LM Snoopy flies to w/in 50,000 feet on Moon's surface in a successful rehearsal for Apollo 11
#Today in 1096, Orville and Wilbur Wright receive their patent for a flying machine airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wr…
In 1604 observers saw a 'new star' in the sky; we now know it was a supernova. #SolarSunday
#Now in 1969 (May 21 at 4:49 pm EDT) Apollo 10 begins lunar orbit insertion.
#OTD 1932, Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland. The 1st woman to complete a solo non-stop transatlantic flight
#Today in 1927, Lucky Lindy arrives in Paris after completing the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight
#Today in 1963, members of the Mercury 7, America's 1st astronaut group, & their wives visit the JFK White House
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Bob Springer, veteran of 2 Space Shuttle missions
#OTD in 1932, Amelia Earhart began her solo transatlantic flight - 5 years to the day after Lindbergh.
#Today 1927, Charles Lindbergh departs on 1st solo nonstop transatlantic flight - arrives in Paris on May 21.
#Remembering astronaut Dave Walker, a veteran of 4 Space Shuttle mission, on his #birthday
#HappyBirthday to Paul Richards, who flew aboard Discovery's STS-102 mission, the 8th Shuttle visit to #ISS
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Thomas Akers, a veteran of STS-41, STS-49, STS-61 & STS-79
#Today in 2009, STS-125 releases @NASA_Hubble after final servicing mission #TBT
#Today in 2000, Atlantis launches on STS-101, the 1st Shuttle to launch with glass cockpit displays.
#TBT Test pilot Scott Crossfield prepares for an X-15 flight
#HappyBirthday to @esa astronaut Jean-Pierre Haigneré, a veteran of 2 missions to Mir
#NOW at 6:30 a.m. ET May 19, 1996, Endeavour launches on STS-77 with SpaceHab 4 module
#OTD in 1968, Nimbus B launched, but booster failure keeps it from reaching orbit.
#Today in 2009, STS-125 crew completes final @NASA_Hubble servicing spacewalk. Pictured: astronaut Drew Feustel
#NOW (12:49 pm) May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 launches. Cleared the way for Apollo 11. Crew: Stafford, Cernan, Young.
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Don Lind. Selected in 1966 - flew on STS-51B in 1985.
#OTD 1991 Helen Sharman launches to the Mir space station. She was the 1st British(-only) citizen in space.
 
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