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NASA History Office

#HappyBirthday cosmonaut Vasili Tsibliyev (r), who flew 2 missions to Mir (1993 & 1997). Pictured with NASA's Charlie Precourt (l)
#HappyBirthday to cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, ( @AntonAstrey ) crew member of ISS Expeditions 29/30 (2012) & 42/43 (2014).
John Glenn and Friendship 7 launch into orbit, #NOW in 1962, making Glenn the 1st American to orbit the Earth. go.nasa.gov/2lfwc2I
Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow), member of the 2008 STS-122 crew touches down #NOW. #BlackHistoryMonth Read his story: go.nasa.gov/2lflXeU
#OTD 1986, Russian space station Mir launches, lasting 15 years in orbit and housing a wide array of international visitors.
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Byron Lichtenberg, 2x payload specialist for Spacelab-1 (1983) and ATLAS-1 (1992) missions.
#Remembering G. David Low, astronaut on STS-32, STS-43, & STS-57 missions, on his #birthday.
#HappyBirthday to astronaut Rodolfo Neri Vela, who became Mexico's first astronaut as Payload Specialist for STS-61B (Atlantis) in 1985.
#Happy Birthday Joe Kerwin, who served as science-pilot for the first Skylab crew (1973) - the mission that rescued the program.
#OTD 1977, Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) takes her 1st flight. She stayed attached to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for the first 8 flights.
#Today in 1930, with his gaze locked on the outer reaches of our solar system, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto. go.nasa.gov/2lflrgM
#Remembering Alessandro Volta, whose invention of the battery gave us the power to do great things, on his #birthday.
Happy birthday, THEMIS! 🌎🛰 This mission was launched 10 years ago to study near-Earth spacenasa.gov/themistwT
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Ranger 8, a lunar probe scouting a landing site for the Apollo missions, launched #OTD 1965. @NASAJPL @NASAhistory
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#OTD in 2010, @BarackObama, along with members of Congress and middle school students, spoke to astronauts on the #ISS from the White House.
#HappyBirthday Annie Glenn. The communication disorder and disability advocate and widow of astronaut John Glenn turns 97 #today.
#Today 1998, Voyager 1 overtakes Pioneer 10 as the most distant human object from Earth. See Voyager 1's timeline: go.nasa.gov/2kONXoA
Before Thomas Byrdsong worked at @NASA_Langley, he served as one of the first black Marines. @USMarineCorps go.nasa.gov/2kwZQ6t #BHM
#OTD 1965, Ranger 8 launches on its mission to photograph the moon up close, taking pictures of the Sea of Tranquility before crashing.
An ice world...with an ocean? How a puzzling sensor reading led to a new target in the search for habitable worlds: go.nasa.gov/2lpixrL
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#OTD 1961, NASA launches Explorer 9 to study Earth's upper thermosphere & lower exosphere; the 1st orbital launch from @NASA_Wallops
#Today 2011, @esa launched ATV 2 (Automated Transfer Vehicle) Johannes Kepler. The unpiloted spacecraft carried supplies to @Space_Station.
#HappyBirthday to Geordi La Forge himself, @levarburton, seen here in a 'Star Trek: TNG' episode with guest @maejemison. #bydhttmwfi
Acting Admin Lightfoot presents our Exceptional Public Achievement Medal to author & director of #HiddenFigures, who recognized @NASAhistory
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