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On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifted off with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr, the first crewed mission to land on the moon.

The Beagle Has Landed: The popular comic-strip dog Snoopy became a safety mascot for NASA in 1968. 

Read more at https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/space-age/how-nasa-recruited-snoopy-and-drafted-barbie

On February 20th 1962, Col. John Glenn piloted the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft in the first United States human-orbital flight.

On February 20th 1962, Col. John Glenn piloted the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft in the first United States human-orbital flight.

Melba Roy, January 1st, 1964. Roy headed the group of NASA mathematicians, known as “computers,” who tracked the Echo satellites. Roy’s computations helped produce the orbital element timetables by which millions could view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead. She went on to become Program Production Section Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Melba Roy, January 1st, 1964. Roy headed the group of NASA mathematicians, known as “computers,” who tracked the Echo satellites. Roy’s computations helped produce the orbital element timetables by which millions could view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead. She went on to become Program Production Section Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese woman to go to space, flying on the STS-65 mission in July 1994.

Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese woman to go to space, flying on the STS-65 mission in July 1994.

Margaret Hamilton, lead Apollo flight software engineer, in the Apollo Command Module, circa late 1960s.

Margaret Hamilton, lead Apollo flight software engineer, in the Apollo Command Module, circa late 1960s.