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“Guys, I saw this other Jim McDivitt, but he was super bad and he had black swan feathers all over him, so I stabbed him

“Okay, let’s not kill each other long enough so we can take this f&%!ing picture.” From left, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Eugene Cernan, and Gordon

“Dammit bubba, I tell ya, these thangs sure are cute.” Gus Grissom and Deke Slayton take some time out to become buddies with a chipmunk,

“And there are no laydeez in the desert. This is just great…thanks…” From left – Jack Swigert, some dude, Thomas Mattingly, and Charlie Duke. Emily

“Lieutenant, your incompetence has nothing to do with me.”The Ice Commander tells it like it is. Alan Shepard was a self-admitted sonofabitch who was Navy

From left, Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise, April/May 1970 This picture dates from around April/May 1970, after Apollo 13 came back to Earth

“Hahaha, guys, that was so funny…you duct-taped Buzz to the flight simulator upside down, good job.” Deke Slayton, Alan Shepard, Jim Lovell, and Wally Schirra

Unfortunately the Rocket Experience video with Buzz Aldrin is no longer available Buzz Aldrin has done everything: he’s been an Air Force hotshot pilot, he

From left, Deke Slayton, Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, and John L. “Jack” Swigert, 1970 Jack Swigert was like the Don Draper of the astronaut corps

“1966: Gemini 8 (NASA)” This footage from Gemini 8 is murky at best, but remember this mission went into space 44 years ago. Here’s some

Some footage of Apollo 7’s mission in 1968. These old NASA videos are pretty amazing. Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of

“We are all BFFs! Really!!!!!” From left, Apollo 7’s Walter Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and Wally Schirra In October 1968, Apollo 7 was launched into space

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Partially Successful Flight Reached Space and Demonstrated New “Hot Staging” System The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the second test of its Starship/Super Heavy

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By Jennifer Muntz, NSS Member Coordinator On October 10th, an inspiring breakfast event took flight at the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space

By Grant Henriksen NSS Policy Committee Benefit sharing is a concept that refers to the distribution of benefits derived from the exploration and use of

People residing and working in space, space settlements, or on long-duration space flights will need to produce infrastructures and food to maintain healthy lifestyles. The

Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates