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Bobak Ferdowsi--He has a mohawk made of SCIENCE--NASA needs more mohawks!

This G3-C spacesuit was worn by Virgil "Gus" Grissom during the Gemini 3 mission launched on March 23, 1965. He flew on the three-orbit, five-hour mission with astronaut John Young.

October 11, 1968: Apollo 7 launches on first crewed flight of the Apollo program. This communications carrier, affectionately known as a "Snoopy Cap," was worn by astronaut Walter Cunningham during the mission.

Ready to jump - ready to serve - God Bless Them!

We asked "What's your favorite thing that you've ever seen in the night sky?" Some of our Twitter followers (@babybeachblues, @heretic23, and @Interstate_85) described seeing a meteor. This photograph of a 2009 Perseid meteor was taken by Kevin Clifford, AP. The 2012 Perseids are best seen between Aug 10 and 13, around or after midnight.

July 16, 1969. Launch of Apollo 11, the first lunar landing mission. The massive Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at 9:32 am EDT. Photo Credit: NASA View some of the 400 objects in our collection related specifically to Apollo 11: s.si.edu/cfFmr

July 16, 1969. At 9:32 am EDT, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. Photo credit: NASA (GPN-2000-000629). View some of the 400 objects in our collection related specifically to Apollo 11: s.si.edu/cfFmr

July 16, 1969. Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit after liftoff from Pad 39A with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr on board. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles some 55 miles downrange. This photo was taken with a 70mm telescopic camera mounted in an Air Force EC-135N plane. Photo Credit: NASA (69PC-0413, GPN-2000-000628)

July 4, 2006. 2:38 p.m. EDT. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-121 mission to the International Space Station. The launch was scrubbed twice, July 1 and 2, due to weather concerns. Launching on July 4, it made history as the first launch on Independence Day. Image credit: Nikon/Scott Andrews. Source: NASA

A creative image of the last Venus Transit, in 2004. Find a local observatory or astronomy club to get a glimpse of this afternoon's transit! sunearthday.nasa....

President Kennedy meets with NASA staffer G. Low, Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Gus Grissom, and NASA staffer G. M. Preston at Cape Canaveral on November 16, 1963. --NASA Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC) ID: LOC-63P-171

Space Shuttle Discovery before final flight at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida