Category: 1960s

When @nasa considered a scooter for the Moon.

(NASA History Office)

Little Joe 5 at @nasa‘s Wallops Flight Facility, November 8, 1960.

(NASA)

The wonderful world of sounding rockets, as seen in NASA’s Aeronautics and Space Report, 1966.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Star Trek’s original 11-foot Enterprise outside Volmer Jensen’s model shop in Burbank, California, December 29, 1964.

The view from Apollo 11, July 16-24, 1969.

(NASA/ASU)

Looking out the window during the Apollo 8 mission, December 1968.

In a message from space on December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts read verses from the Book of Genesis, and mission commander Frank Borman closes with Christmas greetings to “all of you on the good Earth.”

Space Age Santa Claus, Delhi Records, 1961. (via)

December 24, 1968: Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the Moon.

Son of Godzilla stomped into theaters on this day in 1967.