Author: HUMANOID HISTORY

Cairo, Egypt, 1959. Photo by Eliot Elisofon. (…

Cairo, Egypt, 1959. Photo by Eliot Elisofon. (Smithsonian)

Pictures of Earth captured by the astronauts o…

Pictures of Earth captured by the astronauts of Gemini 11 as their spaceship raced around the planet, September 14, 1966.

(NASA/ASU)

I don’t remember the precise reason this ended…

I don’t remember the precise reason this ended up in my draft folder. I think it has something to do with Taylor’s otherworldly headpiece.

The Apollo 11 lunar surface television camera …

The Apollo 11 lunar surface television camera held by Stan Lebar, leader of the Westinghouse team that developed it.

A 24-square-foot antenna a radome at Fort Yuko…

A 24-square-foot antenna a radome at Fort Yukon in Alaska, 1988, photo by SSGT. Louis Comeger. (National Archives)

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmona…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, printed in the 1969 postcard set “Man in Space.”

Bill Gates drinks water processed from human w…

Bill Gates drinks water processed from human waste. (via)

Jupiter on the horizon of one of its moons. 19…

Jupiter on the horizon of one of its moons. 1973 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

The 590-foot-high Cairo Tower on Jazīrat az Is…

The 590-foot-high Cairo Tower on Jazīrat az Island, Cairo, Egypt, 1965, photographed by Eliot Elisofon.

Near-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation,…

Near-infrared view of the Pillars of Creation, aka the Eagle Nebula, M16, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014.