The Vehicle Assembly Building has been used to process & stack rockets since the Apollo era. For 30 years, its assets were used for the Space Shuttle and are now used by commercial partners. We continue to celebrate the VAB’s contribution to exploration:
TIL: NASA sells/gives away artifacts, including unused space food. Oh, and Apollo-era Saturn rockets.
From this legendary room, America conducted some of its most amazing space missions. The Apollo Mission Control Center has undergone a massive restoration to bring the room back to life as it appeared during the Apollo era. Learn more:
Astronauts' training reflects their missions: rigorous. In the Apollo era, we prepared for the unknown as much as possible. Now, we’ve set our sights on going further, & modern technology allows us to train much more safely – all in pursuit of our next giant leap. #Apollo50th
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." Spaceflight groundbreakers from the Apollo-era to today celebrate John F. Kennedy's iconic Moon speech. #Apollo11at50
How did Apollo 11 astronauts catch their ride back home to Earth? Just ask current and Apollo-era space mechanics engineer Sheila Thibeault. She speaks about her #Apollo50th work on the Rendezvous Docking Simulator inside NASA Langley's historic Flight Research Hangar.
Some of the Moon samples collected during the Apollo era were saved so we can take advantage of today’s more advanced technology to answer Qs we didn’t know to ask. Meet the 9 teams selected to continue the science legacy of the Apollo missions: #Moon2Mars
Today in 1962, JFK rallied the nation with his iconic "We Choose to Go to the Moon" speech. As we look back at our past, and ahead to our next giant leap, we gathered aerospace ground breakers from the Apollo-era to today to celebrate that historic moment. #Apollo50
49 years ago today, humans first set foot on the moon. See how Apollo-era scientists envisioned lunar-living