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1.1 NASA Human Spaceflight

NASA has successfully launched over 100 manned flights. A number have ended in failure, in some cases causing the death of the crew, such as Apollo 1 in 1967, STS-51-L (the Challenger disaster) in 1986, and STS-107 (the Columbia disaster) in 2003:

NASA Crewed Missions:

Mercury program: From 1959 to 1963, 6 launches. First U.S. crewed program

Gemini program: From 1963 1966 10 launched. Program used to practice space rendezvous and EVAs

Apollo program: From 1961 to 1972, 11missions. First human to the Moon.

Skylab: From 1973 to 1974, 3 missions. First American space station.

Apollo-Soyuz: From 1975 to 1975. One mission, joint with Soviet Union.

Space Shuttle: From 1981 to 2010 (planned). On-going, 128 missions, currently active. First missions in which a spacecraft was reused; planned to end in 2010

Shuttle-Mir: From 1995 to 1998.  9 missions. Russian partnership.

International Space Station: Since 1998, on-going. 19 missions, joint with Russia, Canada, ESA, and JAXA along with co-operators, ASI and Brazil

Project Constellation: Future program to once again bring humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond

1.1  NASA Human Spaceflight
Mercury Atlas 9