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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 | 1961-05-25 | Kennedy’s Vision: The Moon

May 25, 1961 – Washington, D.C. –  In a speech to a joint session of Congress, John F. Kennedy outlines his vision for American Human Spaceflight, and gives us a goal – that before this decade is out, to land … 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 1961-05-05 – First American Astronaut in Space

May 5, 1961 – Alan Shepard, in his Freedom 7 capsule, was launched from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 5 as the first U.S. man in space as part of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. MR-3 was the first manned mission … Continue reading

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Space History 1967-04-23 Remembering the First In-Flight Tragedy

April 23, 1967 – Soviet Union launches Soyuz 1 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying Cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir M. Komarov. The launch was the first time the Soyuz spacecraft was used, and that mission came on the heels of the American’s … Continue reading

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Space History 1970-04-11 – Launch of Apollo 13, and Overcoming Overwhelm

April 11, 1970 – Apollo 13 is launched from Kennedy Space Center with the crew of  James A. Lovell, Jr. (CDR), John L. Swigert, Jr. (CMP) and Fred W. Haise, Jr. (LMP). The Moon landing mission was aborted during trans-lunar cruise … 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 Race Quiz ANSWER- How many have flown on a Saturn V?

Space Race Quiz ANSWER – How Many Astronauts have Flown on a Saturn V Rocket? This was the most challenging quiz yet. Even experienced students of space history seem to get this one wrong. Most people answer either 30 or … Continue reading

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Space Race Quiz – How many have flown on a Saturn V?

Space Race Quiz – Warning: Extremely Challenging The Saturn V rocket was the workhorse of the Apollo program, with the power to take men and their machines from Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center to Earth orbit and to … 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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