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NASA and Kennedy Space Center

High-altitude test pilotUnmanned robotAtlas V spacecraft

  • What exactly happened?
  • Who was involved? What roles did they play?
  • What was the context or background of this event?
  • What was the aftermath of this event?
  • What was learned from it?

Examples of important events:

  • The founding and earliest days of NASA;
  • the Mercury missions; the Apollo 1 tragedy;
  • the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon;
  • the near-tragedy of Apollo 13;
  • the Challenger or Columbia disasters,
  • the Voyager missions and/or other unmanned scientific missions;
  • the rise of commercial space projects such as Space-X.