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#Remembering the birthday of aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright, seen here flying the 3rd test glider in 1902:
40 years in the making and no stranger to the threat of cancellation, this #NASA team was focused, yet flexible:
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As the Apollo 13 crew approached Earth on the final day of their mission, this is what they saw:
Inside Mission Control #OTD in 1970 during the final 24 hours of the Apollo 13 mission:
"The unknown is shown / Only by a bend in the unknown." - N. Nicholson. #NPM14
.@Cmdr_Hadfield used a simulator to practice installing #Canadarm2 on the ISS in 2001. @csa_asc
Before any mission, astronauts practice on simulators. @NASA_Langley Lunar Rendezvous Simulator, 1962:
#Happybirthday to astronaut Greg Harbaugh, crewmember of STS-39, -54, -71, and -82:
Born #OTD in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci foresaw the shape of things to come:
#Happybirthday to astronaut Soichi Noguchi, veteran of the STS-114 Return to Flight mission & #ISS Exp. 22/23:
#Happybirthday to astronaut John Phillips, @NavalAcademy grad, veteran of STS-100 & -119, #ISS Expedition 11:
"Here I have kept, / Watching for thy delaying light, / (While others lay and slept.)" - A. Pike. #NPM14 #eclipse
After STS-131 docked with the ISS in 2010, there were 4 women in space - a new record:
The D-558-I Skystreak transonic research plane makes its first flight #OTD in 1947:
Touchdown! STS-1 Columbia's maiden voyage comes to an end with a landing at Edwards AFB #now in 1981:
Massive crowds await the return of STS-1 Columbia at Edwards AFB in California #today in 1981:
Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens is born #OTD in 1629. He discovered Saturn's moon, Titan. @CassiniSaturn
A worker paints the NASA "meatball" logo on Space Shuttle Endeavour's left wing in 1998. #MeatballMonday
#Happybirthday to astronaut Bill Thornton, mission specialist for STS-8 and STS-51-B:
"Rise, thou red thing. / Unfold slowly upwards, blood-dark;" - D.H. Lawrence #NPM14 #eclipse
STS-41-C Challenger lands at Edwards AFB #now in 1984.