How many NASA missions have there been?
Over 30 years, NASA’s space shuttle fleet—Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour—flew 135 missions and carried 355 different people to space.
What is NASA’s next mission?
NASA Artemis. With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon.
What was the first NASA mission?
1958 Pioneer I: First NASA launch. 7 Nov. 1958 NASA research pilot John McKay made the last flight in the X-1E, the final model flown of the X-1 series.
What was the timeline of space travel?
Space Exploration – Timeline
|Sputnik 1||1957||First artificial satellite.|
|Sputnik 2||1957||First animal (dog named Laika) sent to the orbit.|
|Explorer 6||1959||First photograph of Earth taken from the orbit (by NASA).|
|Vostok I||1961||First manned flight carrying Yuri Gagarin|
How many NASA space missions have failed?
A rough year for spaceflight Some have sent scientific probes racing toward Jupiter or the moon; others have launched satellites or astronauts to Earth orbit. Counting Phobos-Grunt, seven of those 74 missions have suffered major failures.
What was the last NASA mission?
On July 21, 2011, NASA’s space shuttle program completes its final, and 135th, mission, when the shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Which is the greatest space mission of all time?
The Apollo 11 spaceflight, which on July 20, 1969, achieved its goal of landing the first humans on the Moon, was arguably one of the most momentous events in 20th-century space exploration.