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Apollo 11's Command Module "Columbia" that carried Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to the moon and back. It did not land (and could not land) on the lunar surface.
Replica of the "Wright Flyer" craft that the Wright Brothers made their historic flights on December 17, 1903. While the real Wright Flyer was parked after its fourth flight, a strong gust of wind destroyed the aircraft.
Mockup of the Russian Soyuz human spacecraft. Cira 1990.
Apollo space craft with the cylindral service module attached to the conic-shaped command module. The adapter in front of the command module was used to dock with the Soviet Soyuz vehicle in the famous Apollo-Soyuz flight in 1975.
Another photo of the Soyuz spacecraft.
The Surveyor spacecraft was the first U.S. vehicle to safely soft-land on the moon. The landing proved that the lunar surface can support objects and humans. The spacecaft in the lower-right-hand corner of the photo was called "Ranger." The Ranger spacecraft took thousands of photos before intentionally crashing on the moon in the 1960s. The photos helped the US select human landing sites.
The Voyager Spacecraft flanked by the Wright Flyer replica (left) and the "Spirit of St. Louis." The two Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977, are still transmitting data (as of September 26, 2006). Both flew by Jupiter and Saturn, and took spectacular photos of the Gas Giants and their moons. Since the original goal to snap photos of Jupiter and Saturn was met, NASA decided to extend Voyager 2's mission to Uranus and Neptune. It took photos of the furthest two "classical" planets. In the early 1990's, Voyager two took a mosaic of seven of the "classical" planets in our solar system.
Mockup of the Lunar Module and the astronauts on the moon.
"Bird's Eye" view of the Lunar Module and the astronauts.
Part of the dinosaur exhibit in the Musuem of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
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