Author: HUMANOID HISTORY

High above beautiful Earth, the International …

High above beautiful Earth, the International Space Station is photographed from the Space Shuttle Endeavour, August 19, 2007.

(NASA)

Glorious planet Saturn, observed by the Voyage…

Glorious planet Saturn, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe on August 19, 1981. (NASA)

August 19, 2007: Backdropped by the Earth, the…

August 19, 2007: Backdropped by the Earth, the International Space Station is seen receding into the distance as the Space Shuttle Endeavour departs the orbital outpost.

(NASA)

Vintage NASA press pic of Saturn’s northern he…

Vintage NASA press pic of Saturn’s northern hemisphere, observed by the Voyager 2 probe from 4.4 million miles away, August 19, 1981.

Future Apollo astronauts pilot their way to th…

Future Apollo astronauts pilot their way to the lunar surface in Robert Watts concept art for Ryan Aeronautical, 1960s.

Inside Firing Room #3 at Cape Canaveral, 2008,…

Inside Firing Room #3 at Cape Canaveral, 2008, photographed by Penny Rogo Bailes.

“Man and the Ocean” postcards from…

“Man and the Ocean” postcards from the Soviet Union, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov, 1974.

A shuttle port on Coruscant, as seen in Star W…

A shuttle port on Coruscant, as seen in Star Wars art by Ralph McQuarrie.

The Space Shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cap…

The Space Shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cape Canaveral, March 22, 1982.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet space dogs Belka and …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka became the first canines to fly in space and return safely to Earth, August 19, 1960.