Category: 1960s

A Soviet ship fires its retrorockets as it lan…

A Soviet ship fires its retrorockets as it lands on the Moon. Space art by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

“Separation Over the Pacific” by C…

“Separation Over the Pacific” by Chesley Bonestell, ca. 1961.

American poster for Destroy All Monsters, 1969…

American poster for Destroy All Monsters, 1969. Artwork by Reynold Brown.

The Moon, photographed during the Apollo 11 mi…

The Moon, photographed during the Apollo 11 mission, July 16-24, 1969.

(Apollo Archive)

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrate…

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

James Bama cover art for Countdown for Cindy b…

James Bama cover art for Countdown for Cindy by Eloise Engle, 1964.

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in …

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in space, March 6, 1969.

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in …

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in space, March 6, 1969.

(NASA/ASU)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Rusty Schweickar…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Rusty Schweickart on a spacewalk during the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission, March 6, 1969. (Stellar Views)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Dave Scott enjoy…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Dave Scott enjoys the view from the open hatch of the Apollo 9 command module, March 6, 1969.