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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into
low Earth orbit in
1990 and remains in operation. It was not the
first space telescope,
but it is one of the largest and most versatile, renowned both as a
vital research tool and as a public relations boon for
astronomy.

The Hubble telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble
(below) and is one of NASA’s
Great Observatories.

Studio portrait photograph of Edwin Powell Hubble (cropped).JPG
Edwin Powell Hubble
(November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953)

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FIRST ASTRONAUTS INTRODUCED IN 1959

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Mercury Seven or Original Seven, they are (front row, left to right)
Walter M. “Wally” Schirra Jr., Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H.
Glenn Jr., M. Scott Carpenter, (back row) Alan B. Shepard Jr.,
Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
introduced America’s first astronauts to the press: The men
(above), all military test pilots, were carefully selected from
a group of 32 candidates to  take part in Project Mercury,
America’s first manned space program. NASA planned to
begin manned orbital flights in 1961. 

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Herschel Glenn Jr (above).
was
successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7
spacecraft (above) on the first orbital flight by an American
astronaut. 

 

Glenn, a decorated lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps,
was among the seven men chosen by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) in 1959 to become the first
American astronauts.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Space Shuttle Challenger crew members gathered for an official portrait on November 11, 1985.

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Astronomy - Astronauts: January 27, 1967 newspaper story of tragic Apollo 1 flash fire accident on Launchpad Complex… | Apollo 1, Apollo space program, Nasa history

After the fire. The Command Module of Apollo 1 that took the lives of astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. Whi… | Apollo 1, Nasa history, Apollo space program

Burned out interior of Apollo 1 capsule.
Apollo 1 capsule after the tragic fire which killed three astronauts.

This Week in History: TIME Magazine on the Apollo 1 Tragedy | Time

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