Round trip with Endeavour
NASA's space shuttle Endeavour recently returned to the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, after its successful mission to the International Space Station. The shuttle, being a reusable spacecraft, has a cycle of preparation, execution and recovery - Endeavour has been through this cycle 22 times now, since 1992. Here is a look at one full cycle for one space shuttle, starting with the landing of Endeavour from its previous mission (STS-123) on March…
From left: Gemini Pilots Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell The Gemini 12 mission was a manned spaceflight launched on November 11, 1966 as the concluding mission of NASA’s Gemini program. The objectives were to dock with the Agena target vehicle and conduct three spacewalks. The mission included conducting 14 scientific experiments and taking pictures of the total eclipse over South America. Gemini 12 returned to earth on the 15th of November.
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Portrait of Gemini 11 prime and backup crews
Portrait of Gemini 11 prime and backup crews. Seated are the Gemini 11 prime crewmembers l.-r. Astronauts Richard F. Gordon Jr., prime crew pilot, and Charles Conrad Jr., prime crew command pilot. Standing are l.-r. Astronauts William A. Anders, backup crew pilot, and Neil Armstrong, backup crew command pilot. They are in their space suits next to a mock-up of the Gemini spacecraft NASA Identifier: S66-50772
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