Category: 1960s

August 26, 1967 – The Apollo 4 rocket sits ato…

August 26, 1967 – The Apollo 4 rocket sits atop the crawler-transporter as it inches its way to Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center. (NASA)

Apollo 8 launches on December 21, 1968.

Apollo 8 launches on December 21, 1968.

January 15, 1968 – Astronauts Tom Stafford, Jo…

January 15, 1968 – Astronauts Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan train inside an Apollo command module simulator.

(NASA: 1, 2)

Clipped from UFO Flying Saucers, issue #4, pub…

Clipped from UFO Flying Saucers, issue #4, published by Gold Key, 1968. Art by Frank Bolle.

January 13, 1969 – The Apollo 10 lunar module …

January 13, 1969 – The Apollo 10 lunar module is moved into position to be mated with the “Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter” at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

(NASA)

January 13, 1969 – The Apollo 10 lunar module …

January 13, 1969 – The Apollo 10 lunar module is moved into position to be mated with the “Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter” at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

(NASA)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Johnny Cash and June Carte…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Johnny Cash and June Carter at Folsom Prison on January 13, 1968.

Cape Canaveral launch area with crane, June 1,…

Cape Canaveral launch area with crane, June 1, 1965, NASA-commissioned watercolor by Paul Arlt.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

An eerily empty spacesuit from General Dynamic…

An eerily empty spacesuit from General Dynamics, 1967. Courtesy of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Star Trek’s original 11-foot…

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