What's The Most Incredible Story Of Heroism In Space?

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Pretty much the entire history of the space program has been filled with heroics, of life and death hanging by a thread in the void.

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Which story sticks out the clearest in your mind? Any era is welcome, and any program is valid.

It’s Space Week, so it’s as good a time as any to talk about the humans who helped get us off this little blue rock in the universe.

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Photo Credit: NASA


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Harry Stamper stayed on an asteroid to blow it up with a nuclear bomb to save humanity. Pretty cool by my book.