In the 1960s, NASA studied a similar manned Mars flyby mission the non-profit organization Inspiration Mars is looking to launch in 2018. ->
In the months and years after the Apollo 1 fire, stories surfaced that the crew had been victims of murder. ->
During the heat of the Space Race, engineers thought up a wild barnstorming scheme for getting Americans to moon before the Soviets -- hot-rod a Gemini capsule for a lunar mission. ->
The last thing on Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell's mind when he was running through a checklist to turn his lunar lander into a lifeboat was how much his notebook would be worth someday.
Flags at the Olympics may come and go, but there's one U.S. record that remains unchallenged.
If you love science fiction, there's a good chance you love escape pods. Just try and tell a space opera without one. But what about the real-life space escape and rescue vehicles? Let's abandon ship together, shall we?
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