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NASA History Office

#OTD in 1929, German science fiction film "Frau im Mond" (Woman in the Moon) premiered. The film inspired many subsequent rocket scientists.
#OTD in 2009, NASA released fruits of the "IBEX" spacecraft's labors: the 1st comprehensive map of our Solar System: go.nasa.gov/2xE0eqo
The X-15 rocket-powered plane was rolled out for the first time #OTD in 1958 - it still holds the record for fastest piloted aircraft.
#OTD in 2014, astronauts began the 1st spacewalk to re-configure @Space_Station to accommodate future U.S. commercial crewed spacecraft.
#OTD 15 Oct 1969 HM Queen Elizabeth II receives #Apollo11's Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong & @TheRealBuzz Aldrin in London (pics:AP/CORBIS)
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Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner leapt from the stratosphere #OTD in 2012 - first human to break the sound barrier in freefall.
Happy Birthday @Astro_Kate7 ! Last year Kate became the first person to sequence DNA in space! go.nasa.gov/2kJBI12
Apollo 7 crew transmitted 1st live TV from space #OTD 1968, displaying signs, including: "From the lovely Apollo room high atop everything."
#OTD in 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 met Queen Elizabeth II as part of their Apollo Goodwill Tour. @RoyalFamily
Learn how the NACA & @NASAAero have been pushing the envelope with the X-plane program for 70 years & counting. #FlyNASA
#HappyBirthday @BIS_spaceflight ! The world's oldest spaceflight advocacy organization was founded #OTD in 1933!
Explorer 7 launched #OTD in 1959 to measure solar X-ray and Lyman-alpha flux. Learn more about the Explorer program: go.nasa.gov/2xB1eeD
One day after launch, Soviet Voskhod 1 landed #OTD in 1964 - the first multi-crewmember spacecraft.
Happy Birthday Michael T. "Bueno" Good! Bueno flew on two shuttle missions, & serviced both @NASAHubble & @Space_Station during spacewalks.
#FlasbackFriday 50 years ago in @NASAhistory, lessons learned from Apollo 4 testing prepare a Moon rocket for flight nasa.gov/feature/lesson…
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#HappyBirthday to Michael R. "Rich" Clifford, astronaut and veteran of three shuttle flights (STS-53, 59, 76).
The Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) flew its 4th free flight test #OTD in 1977, its 1st flight without the tail cone.
#OTD in 1992, NASA launched a SETI program, the High Resolution Microwave Survey, to look for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.
Know any aviation or space historians? Check out @airandspace Fellowship program (Deadline to apply is December 1): go.nasa.gov/2xxZ0gh
#HappyBirthday to Jake Garn, former Utah Senator and 1st member of Congress to fly in space! Garn(left) was payload specialist on STS-51D.
TDIH 1984: Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. These are her gloves: s.si.edu/2hCSgCP
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#OTD in 1994, the Magellan probe ended its 5-year mission to map the surface of Venus. This is an image of a Venusian volcano, Sapas Mons.
Pioneer 1 launched #OTD in 1958. It was the first launch under the control of NASA - which had been formed just 11 days earlier.
Apollo 7, the 1st crewed Apollo mission, launched #OTD 1968 - all three crew members developed colds, but got it done. #NoSickDaysInSpace
 
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