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Apollo 15

After Al Worden Left NASA, He Moved to San Francisco and Became a Quasi-Hippie

Alfred Merrill Worden was an American test pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut who piloted the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He was one of only 24 people to visit the Moon, orbiting it 74 times in the Command Module Endeavour. But did you know what happened to Worden after he decided to leave NASA? …

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Spaceflight

What is the Effect of Spaceflight on the Human Body?

For several decades, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has researched extensively about the human body’s response to the conditions in outer space. With the knowledge they have and the data gathered the department was able to design devices, create protocols and develop strategies to keep all the astronauts safe whenever they go on missions.  Due …

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Who was the First Person to Float Freely in Space?

Although he was most known for a NASA photograph depicting him soaring unrestrained in space, Bruce McCandless has partaken in various space missions other than that. Receiving many awards, such as the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, McCandless served his country in many ways, even representing humankind in space.  Using the Manned Maneuvering Unit, Astronaut Bruce …

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NASA ground controllers were once shocked to hear a female voice from the space station, apparently interacting with them, which had an all-male crew. They had been pranked by an astronaut who used a recording of his wife.

Owen Garriott Owen Kay Garriott (November 22, 1930 – April 15, 2019) was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut, who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983. After serving in the United States Navy, …

NASA ground controllers were once shocked to hear a female voice from the space station, apparently interacting with them, which had an all-male crew. They had been pranked by an astronaut who used a recording of his wife. Read More »