April 24, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31). Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was added to correct a flaw in Hubble’s main mirror. See it on display at the Museum in Washington, DC.
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Visit the National Air and Space Museum to see the newly installed WFPC2, the camera that "fixed" Hubble! This image shows how space debris impact sites were removed from the camera's radiator for analysis, leaving a random pattern of holes. Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum.
On March 6, 1990, our Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird completed its final flight for delivery to the Smithsonian. It also set a world speed record, landing at Washington Dulles International after flying from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds, averaging 3,418 kph (2,124 mph).
March 6, 1990: our Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird landed at Washington Dulles International Airport completing its final flight for delivery to the Smithsonian. The flight set a world speed record flying from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds, averaging 3,418 kph (2,124 mph). The aircraft is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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March 6, 1990: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird landed at Washington Dulles International Airport after a record-setting final flight. This Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird flew from Los Angeles to Washington, DC in 1 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds, averaging 2,124 mph.
On March 1, 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones lifted off from the Swiss alpine village of Chateau d’Oex in the Breitling Orbiter 3. They landed in in the Egyptian desert on March 21 after completing the first nonstop flight around the world in a balloon. | Source: orbiterballoon.com
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February 23, 1990: the Pioneer 11 spacecraft crossed the orbit of Neptune, one of four spacecraft to travel beyond our Solar System. Pictured here is a prototype for the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. See it on display in the “Milestones of Flight” gallery at the Museum in Washington, DC.
On February 19, 1994, the Clementine spacecraft entered lunar orbit to begin a two-month mapping mission.
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February 13, 1997: Space Shuttle astronauts removed the Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS) from the Hubble Space Telescope. The FOS is now on display in the "Explore The Universe" exhibition at the Museum in Washington, DC. | Photo credit: NASA
February 7, 1999: Stardust spacecraft is launched on sample return mission to Comet P/Wild 2. The Stardust sample return capsule returned to Earth in 2006 and is now on display at the Museum in Washington, DC: ow.ly/tpodu
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February 7, 1993: Space Shuttle Columbia rolls from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch pad 39A for the STS-55 mission. | Photo credit: NASA
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STS-55, Feb 7, 1993 - The Space Shuttle Columbia rolls to Launch pad 39A from the Vehicle Assembly Building. Already inside the orbiter's cargo bay is the payload for the upcoming STS-55 flight, the D-2 Spacelab module and Unique Support Structure. This will be the second German-managed Spacelab mission. STS-55 is targeted for liftoff at the end of February. Credit: NASA-KSC
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February 6, 1995: Cosmonaut Valeriy V. Polyakov looks out the window of Russian space station Mir during the first rendezvous with Space Shuttle Discovery. | Photo credit: NASA
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Cosmonaut Valeriy V. Polyakov, who boarded Russia's Mir space station on January 8, 1994, looks out Mir's window during rendezvous operations with the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Col. Eileen Collins wore this shirt on Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-63, launched February 3, 1995, making history as the first woman to pilot the Shuttle.
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January 19, 1993: Space Shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth completing the STS-54 mission. STS-54 deployed the 5th Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-F). | Photo credit: NASA
January 11, 1996: Space Shuttle Endeavour launched on mission STS-72.
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On November 26, 1999 (ET), NASA's Galileo spacecraft completed a close flyby of Jupiter's moon, Io. These images show a dynamic eruption at Tvashtar Catena observed that day in 1999 vs another view a few months later. | Image source: NASA/JPL
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This pair of images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft captures a dynamic eruption at Tvashtar Catena, a chain of volcanic bowls on Jupiter's moon Io. Eruption at Tvashtar Catena on Io (NASA Galileo Jupiter Mission Image)
November 7, 1996: Mars Global Surveyor launched on its mission to perform a comprehensive study of the Red Planet. | Photo credit: NASA
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October 29, 1991: The Galileo spacecraft made its closest approach to asteroid 951 Gaspra, taking this photograph (enhanced with false color). | Photo credit: NASA
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Asteroid Gaspra's Best Face. Photo Credit: NASA, The Galileo Project, USGS, Cornell U., JPL. (APOD: October 20, 1995)
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October 29, 1998: Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off from Launch Pad 39B on mission STS-95. | Photo credit: NASA
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October 29, 1998: John H. Glenn, Jr., first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, returned to space as a payload specialist aboard Space Shuttle Discovery STS-95. At 77 years of age, he became the oldest person to fly in space. This photo was taken on flight day 3. | Photo credit: NASA
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October, 1998: STS-95 Payload Specialist John Glenn positions himself to take photos from the Discovery's aft flight deck windows on Flight Day 3. NASA photo
During his time aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, Glenn shoots photographs of the Earth.
October 20, 1995: Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-73) launched carrying U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 2 (USML-2) in the Spacelab module.
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Sept 16, 1996 launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-79 mission to Russian Space Station Mir. | Photo credit: NASA
September 12, 1992. Mae Jemison becomes the first African American woman in space on Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-47. Photo credit: NASA
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Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992
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Hurricane Fran as seen by GOES-8 (after some true color processing) on September 4, 1996.
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Hurricane Fran, September 4, 1996. Lived to Pinterest it!
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The Boeing 717-200 twinjet made its first flight on September 2, 1998. Photo credit: AirTran (source: AirTran.com)
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Space Shuttle Discovery view of sunset on Earth's horizon, August 14, 1997. | Photo credit: NASA
July 27, 1999. Space Shuttle Columbia STS-93 is visible above NASA Johnson Space Center's Rocket Park as it returns from space. A Saturn V rocket is seen below the streak created by the 8-second exposure of the shuttle as it re-entered the atmosphere before landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center over 1,000 miles away. | Photo credit: NASA