Category: 1960s

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.

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.

Wonderful 1963 concept art showing the reach o…

Wonderful 1963 concept art showing the reach of a Saturn-type rocket.

August 18, 1967: Crater Aristarchus on the Moo…

August 18, 1967: Crater Aristarchus on the Moon is observed by NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 5 probe.

(NASA)

Buzz Aldrin goes underwater to train for his s…

Buzz Aldrin goes underwater to train for his spacewalk outside the Gemini 12 capsule, October 29, 1966.

Scenes from Project Mercury, 1959-1963.

Scenes from Project Mercury, 1959-1963.

Future humans land on Mars in 1965 concept art…

Future humans land on Mars in 1965 concept art from NASA and Philco Aeronutronic.

August 5, 1968 – “Apollo Spacecraft 101 Comman…

August 5, 1968 – “Apollo Spacecraft 101 Command/Service Modules being moved into position for mating with Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA)-5 in the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building. Apollo Spacecraft 101 will be flown on the first manned Apollo space mission, Apollo 7 (Spacecraft 101/Saturn 205).“ (NASA)

August 5, 1969 – NASA displays moon rocks brou…

August 5, 1969 – NASA displays moon rocks brought back with the Apollo 11 mission. The rock box was opened for the first time in the Vacuum Laboratory of Johnson Space Center’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory. (NASA)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 7 astronauts Walter…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 7 astronauts Walter Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and Wally Schirra stand on the deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for splashdown training in the Gulf of Mexico, August 5, 1968. (NASA)