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Image: STS-7 launches through the clouds

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-7 crew ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Spacecraft transit the Panama Canal

Apollo spaceflight would not have been possible without the Panama Canal, a major transportation hub more than 1,000 miles south of the Florida launch site. These two powerful examples of modern engineering ...

dateApr 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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