Apollo 40th Anniversary web site celebrates the many accomplishments of the Apollo Program.
NASA's 45th Anniversary:
On October 1, 1958 NASA began operations. This page is a
celebration of NASA's 45th anniversary in 2003. It contains links to
photos, videos, documents, publications, biographies, and other
information about the formation of NASA and its 45 years of
activities. There are also links to a basic fact sheet on NASA
history and a chronology of defining events for NASA. We also have a
similar site for NASA's 40th Anniversary in 1998 and a new one for NASA's 50th anniversary.
NACA's 90th Anniversary: Founded in 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) pushed the boundaries of the emerging aeronautics and astronautics fields. NASA succeeded the organization in 1958. This website commemorates that 90th anniversary of NACA's foundation in 2005.
Anniversary of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) Mission: John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962.
Anniversary of STS-1:
On April 12, 1981, the first Space Shuttle mission blasted into orbit with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen aboard.
This site commemorates the 25th anniversary of this historic achievement, with a history, chronology, photos, and other useful resources.
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project:
Prepared for the 30th anniversary of the historic link-up in space that
took place in July 1975, this site commemorates the first human
spaceflight mission managed jointly by two nations.
Anniversary of Apollo 11:
This site includes a variety of newly available information such as
interviews with the three crew members and interesting historical
Anniversary of the Mercury Seven:
On April 9th, 1959, NASA announced the Mercury Seven's formation.;
These pages contain biographies, documents, pictures and other items of
interest about the formation of the first group of American astronauts,
Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., John Glenn, Jr., Virgil "Gus"
Grissom, Walter Schirra, Jr., Alan Shepard, Jr., and Donald "Deke"
On October 14, 1947, the X-1 airplane broke the sound barrier.
This site celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of that historic flight,
including photos, reports, biographies, and much more.
Sputnik Anniversary :
On October 4, 1957. the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I,
the world's first artificial satellite. This site is devoted to the
history and ramifications of Sputnik. It includes information
explaining the larger context of the International Geophysical Year,
the first Explorer spacecraft, the Vanguard program, and the birth of
Apollo 204 (Apollo 1):
On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck the Apollo program. A flash
fire occurred in the command module during a launch pad test, killing
astronauts Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward H. White, and
Roger B. Chaffee. This page is dedicated to the remembrance of
the tragedy and the lives it claimed.
On January 28, 1986, space shuttle Challenger was launched with a crew
of seven astronauts. Tragically, 73 seconds after lift-off, the space
craft exploded, killing its entire crew. This page, published on the
tenth anniversary of the accident, contains NASA administrator reports
and speeches as well as biographical and technical information about
Remembering Columbia STS-107:
On February 1, 2003, space shuttle Columbia and its seven member crew
were lost during reentry following a sixteen-day mission. This is a
comprehensive site containing information about the STS-107 mission,
accident, recovery efforts, and investigation. The site contains
numerous documents and images, including information from the former
Columbia Accident Investigation Board Website.
Steve Garber, NASA History Web Curator
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