Learn the history of NASA's exploration of the universe and its many discoveries about our home planet.
Marshall Space Flight Center inherited the Army's Jupiter & Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed to get to the Moon. This 1962 photo shows construction workers building the complex water system for the Saturn V first stage test stand at @NASA_Marshall .
The crew of STS-98 landed #OTD in 2001 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. During STS-98 on their sleep shift , astronauts Tom Jones@TomJones_astro ) and Mark Polansky@Astro_127 ) could be found floating around in the newly-attached Destiny Laboratory catching some Z's.
#HappyBirthday to twin astronauts @ShuttleCDRKelly a @StationCDRKellyd ! Combined, they have logged over 570 days in space, and flown on 8 missions. Being identical twins allowed for collection of data about effects of space on the (same?) human body.
Irene Duhart Long, M.D. was the first female chief medical officer at @NASAKennedy Her work included emergency medicine, astronaut health, and staffing the biomedical desk for some launches. As a kid she dreamed of becoming a “space doctor.” #BlackHistoryMonth #shareblackstories
In 1987, astronomers witnessed the destruction of a massive star, Supernova 1987A, in a distant galaxy. It was one of the brightest known supernova in nearly 400 years. This picture is a composite made in 2007 of the shock waves twenty years later.
Fifteen years ago #OTD , Feb 1, 2003, at 8:59 am EST Space Shuttle Columbia broke up on reentry; killing the crew of mission STS-107 - Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon. #NASARemembers