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Space History | 1973-05-25 | First Skylab Crew Launched

May 25, 1973 – First crew to Skylab are launched, repairing damage incurred to Skylab during its launch (the Skylab Orbital Laboratory was launched on May 14, 1973). The Skylab II (the first manned mission to Skylab, also called SL-2) … Continue reading

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Space History 2010-05-06 – Orion Pad Abort Escape System Test

May 6 2010 – White Sands Missile Range – Pad Abort 1  (PA-1) was the first test of Orion’s Launch Abort System. This test was part of the capsule qualification on the road to becoming a human-rated space craft. It … Continue reading

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Space History 1983-04-04 – First Flight of Shuttle CHALLENGER, STS-6

April 4, 1983 – First Flight of the Space Shuttle CHALLENGER, STS-6 CHALLENGER is perhaps best known for the way it was lost during its STS-51-L mission on January 28th, 1986. Having just passed MaxQ (point of maximum aerodynamic pressure), the … Continue reading

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Over 10,000 hits on SpaceRaceLeadership Blog… Thanks!

10,000+ Hits! In just over a year we’ve had 10,000 hits. Readers have come looking for Leadership Lessons from the Space Race and for Space Race History. We also have  great space photos (including pads at Kennedy Space Center as … Continue reading

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Space History 1965-03-23 – First U.S. Multi-Astronaut Mission, Gemini III

March 23, 1965 –  Gemini III Mission, The First U.S. Manned Gemini Mission The Gemini III mission was the first manned flight of the Gemini program. Astronauts Grissom and Young flew into orbit from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 19 atop … Continue reading

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Space History 1965-03-18 – 1st Spacewalk and Near-Death Experience

March 18, 1965 –  Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov – First Spacewalk, Voskhod 2 flight Looking back on history we have the perspective of knowing how the Space Race all turned out. We know that the U.S. won the race to the … Continue reading

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Space History – Splashdown in the Wrong Ocean

March 17, 1966 – Gemini 8, First Docking in space; first splashdown in the wrong ocean I’ve collected several envelopes that commemorate the splash-down of the historic Gemini 8 mission. Collectors of space memorabilia call them “Recovery Covers” because they … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Program Commemorative Coins Now Available

As the Space Shuttle Program comes to an end (as of this writing, only two more launches left), program collectibles are starting to gain interest and value. Relics from the Space Shuttle Program are now making their way to space … Continue reading

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Texas Man Buys NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

As crazy as that headline looks, we may be reading something like it soon after the Shuttle Program ends. The facilities may not be for sale, but just this week I saw that NASA’s Kennedy Space Center facilities may become … Continue reading

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