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NASA History Office

We remember Gene Cernan. Read his 2007 @NASA_Johnson oral history: go.nasa.gov/2izFIuC
#HappyBirthday to Rakesh Sharma, cosmonaut and first Indian citizen in space aboard Soyuz T-11 (1984).
#NOW in 1993, STS-54 Endeavour launches to deploy the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite 6 (TDRS-6).
STS-61C Columbia launches #NOW in 1986, carrying now-@NASA chief Charlie Bolden and @SenBillNelson of Florida.
#OTD in 1946, the US Army bounces radar signals off the Moon. Project Diana pioneers active radio astronomy.
#OTD 1969, the day after the Apollo 11 crew was announced, they posed for pictures - including this one.
#OTD in 2014, the U.S. approved International @Space_Station operation until at least 2024 go.nasa.gov/2i1rFRD
#OTD in 1962, NASA makes drawings of the initial design of the Apollo spacecraft public.
Skylab 4 crewmember Ed Gibson sketched a picture of comet Kohoutek from orbit #OTD in 1973 history.nasa.gov/SP-404/ch4.htm
#OTD in 1980, Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) rolled out for the first time to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for STS-1.
#Remembering the father of physics and calculus, Sir Isaac Newton, on his #birthday. (Born in 1642)
#Remembering STS-107 Columbia mission specialist Michael P. Anderson on his #birthday. go.nasa.gov/2hMg89j
#MerryChristmas from the Apollo 8 crew! They sent this message back to Earth #OTD in 1968 youtube.com/watch?v=ToHhQU…
.@esa's Mars Express entered Mars' orbit #OTD in 2003. Thirteen years later, it continues returning valuable data.
Sean O'Keefe took office as the tenth NASA Administrator #OTD in 2001. nasa.gov/about/highligh…
#HappyBirthday to @astro_aggie Mike Fossum, mission specialist of STS-121 and -124, and commander of Expedition 29.
#HappyBirthday and bon anniversaire to @CNES! The French space agency was founded 45 years ago #OTD (1961).
Venera 7 landed on Venus #OTD 1970 - the first soft landing by a probe on another planet.
The crew of Apollo 17 lifted off the lunar surface #OTD 1972.
At Complex 14 where John Glenn launched with the Hidden Figures cast. So cool!
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We remember John Glenn. Read his 1997 @NASA_Johnson oral history: go.nasa.gov/2hbJ3QU
Statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn: nasa.gov/press-release/…
.@OrbitalATK launched the Cygnus OA-4 spacecraft (SS Deke Slayton II) #OTD 2015 to the @Space_Station
#OTD 1958 NASA's Pioneer 3 was launched toward the Moon. A booster malfunction brought it back to Earth.
 
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