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Explorer 1: How America's First Satellite Helped Create NASA

Explorer 1: How America's First Satellite Helped Create NASA

On Jan. 31, 1958, at 10:48 p.m. EST, Explorer 1 launched into space, hurtling into Earth's orbit in seven

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NASA | Guy Bluford Reflects on the 35th Anniversary of His First Space Flight

NASA | Guy Bluford Reflects on the 35th Anniversary of His First Space Flight

On August 30, 1983, mission specialist Guion "Guy" Bluford became the first African-American astronaut to fly in space. The

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