National Archives

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy.  The greatest invasion force in history moved to re-establish peace in the wake of the death and destruction invoked by Hitler and Nazism.  The soldiers, sailors, and Marines buried overlooking those beaches remind us of the price of freedom.


Apollo 10



Fifty years ago today, Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan lifted off from launch pad 39B for their dress rehearsal of lunar landing.  They would enter lunar orbit and use the Lunar Module to descend near but not all the way to the moon’s surface.  Their successful mission cleared the way for Apollo 11 two months later.