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ENDEAVOUR
Collection: THE FINAL FRONTIER
Released: October 8, 2015
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Authorized by Congress in August 1987 as a replacement for the Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger, Endeavour (OV-105) arrived at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility on May 7, 1991, piggy-backed on top of NASA's new Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
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ENDEAVOUR
Collection: THE FINAL FRONTIER
Released: October 8, 2015
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Authorized by Congress in August 1987 as a replacement for the Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger, Endeavour (OV-105) arrived at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility on May 7, 1991, piggy-backed on top of NASA's new Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
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GEMINI
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Released: October 8, 2015
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Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program. It was a United States government civilian space program started in 1961 and concluded in 1966. Project Gemini was conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo.
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GALAXY
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Released: October 8, 2015
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The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars. and its name "milky" is derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky whose individual stars cannot be distinguished by the naked eye.
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ENDEAVOUR
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Released: October 8, 2015
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The orbiter is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768–1771).
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ORION
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Released: October 8, 2015
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The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion MPCV) is a spacecraft intended to carry a crew of up to four astronauts to destinations at or beyond low Earth orbit (LEO).
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SPACE ARM
Collection: THE FINAL FRONTIER
Released: October 8, 2015
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The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS), also known as Canadarm (Canadarm 1), is a series of robotic arms that were used on the Space Shuttle orbiters to deploy, maneuver and capture payloads.
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ROCKETS
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Released: October 8, 2015
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Rocket engines work by action and reaction and push rockets forward simply by expelling their exhaust in the opposite direction at high speed, and can therefore work in space.
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SPIRAL GALAXY
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Released: October 13, 2015
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"Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." -Carl Sagan
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SKYLAB CREW
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Released: October 8, 2015
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The three members of the Skylab 4 crew left to right, scientist-astronaut Edward G. Gibson, science pilot; astronaut Gerald P. Carr, commander; and astronaut William R. Pogue, pilot.
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SALLY RIDE
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Released: October 8, 2015
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Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983.
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NASA TRAINING
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Released: October 8, 2015
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Astronaut training includes medical tests, physical training, extra-vehicular activity (EVA) training, procedure training, rehabilitation process, as well as training on experiments they will accomplish during their stay in space.
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SPACEWALK
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Released: October 8, 2015
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On 18 March 1965, Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity (EVA), exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.