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February 25, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Discover…

February 25, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Discovery high above a blue and white Earth.

(NASA)

Cleveland, Ohio, as seen from the ISS on Febru…

Cleveland, Ohio, as seen from the ISS on February 10, 2013. (NASA)

Apollo 14 astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shep…

Apollo 14 astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shepard train for the Moon, December 8, 1970.

The first-ever color image of Mars, taken by N…

The first-ever color image of Mars, taken by NASA’s Viking 1 lander on July 21, 1976.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

The Moon, observed by the Lunar Orbiter 3 prob…

The Moon, observed by the Lunar Orbiter 3 probe on February 22, 1967.

(Lunar and Planetary Institute)

ON THIS DAY: Kepler Crater on the Moon, observ…

ON THIS DAY: Kepler Crater on the Moon, observed by the Lunar Orbiter 3 probe on February 21, 1967. (San Diego Air & Space Museum)

February 21, 2010 – The Space Shuttle Endeavou…

February 21, 2010 – The Space Shuttle Endeavour makes a night landing on Runway 15 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, ending a 14-day mission in space.

(NASA)

February 20, 1962 – Mission control tracks the…

February 20, 1962 – Mission control tracks the progress of the Friendship 7 spacecraft during the flight of the Mercury astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the Earth.

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: On February 20, 2008, the …

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: On February 20, 2008, the Shuttle Atlantis comes home to Cape Canaveral after a mission lasting 12 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes, 50 seconds. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY – On February 20, 1965, NASA’…

TODAY IN HISTORY – On February 20, 1965, NASA’s Ranger 8 space probe crashed into the Moon—on purpose! As it headed toward the lunar surface, it photographed possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.