Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong becomes the first astronaut to step onto the lunar surface, July 20, 1969.

Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong becomes the first astronaut to step onto the lunar surface, July 20, 1969.

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Former astronaut John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth Marine Corps fighter pilot and United States Senator has died at 95.

Former astronaut John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth Marine Corps fighter pilot and United States Senator has died at 95.

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spaceexp: “ European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake seen during his first spacewalk. Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra successfully replaced a failed voltage regulator on Jan. 15, 2016. Peake is the first astronaut to wear a Union Jack patch...

spaceexp: “ European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake seen during his first spacewalk. Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra successfully replaced a failed voltage regulator on Jan. 15, 2016. Peake is the first astronaut to wear a Union Jack patch...

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11 Things You Should Know About Tim Peake, Britain's First Astronaut In 20 Years

11 Things You Should Know About Tim Peake, Britain's First Astronaut In 20 Years

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On this Day in History, April 9, 1959: NASA introduced America’s first astronauts who became known as the Original Seven (pictured) and were chosen for the country’s first space program "Project Mercury"

On this Day in History, April 9, 1959: NASA introduced America’s first astronauts who became known as the Original Seven (pictured) and were chosen for the country’s first space program "Project Mercury"

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NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalking - In this Feb. 7, 1984 photograph taken by his fellow crewmembers aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-41B mission, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II approaches his maximum distance from the vehicle. McCandless became the first astronaut to maneuver about in space untethered, during this first "field" tryout of a nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). - Image Credit: NASA

NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalking - In this Feb. 7, 1984 photograph taken by his fellow crewmembers aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-41B mission, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II approaches his maximum distance from the vehicle. McCandless became the first astronaut to maneuver about in space untethered, during this first "field" tryout of a nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). - Image Credit: NASA

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