Category: 1965

The Sun rises over Earth in a postcard illustrated by Soviet…

The Sun rises over Earth in a postcard illustrated by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, recalling the 1965 mission when he became the first human to walk in space.

The Ikeya-Seki comet of 1965. (MeTV)

The Ikeya-Seki comet of 1965. (MeTV)

Navigating deep space in a 1965 Soviet postcard illustrated by…

Navigating deep space in a 1965 Soviet postcard illustrated by Andrei Sokolov.

Concept version of a lunar rover built for NASA’s Marshall…

Concept version of a lunar rover built for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, 1965. (NASA)

1965 NASA concept art gives us a cutaway view of an Apollo lunar…

1965 NASA concept art gives us a cutaway view of an Apollo lunar lander tucked inside a massive Saturn V space vehicle.

August 29, 1965 – After eight days in space, Gemini 5 astronauts…

August 29, 1965 – After eight days in space, Gemini 5 astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean where they were picked up by U.S. Navy personnel from the USS Lake Champlain. Later that day, they ate some cake.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 29, 1965, a U.S. Navy doctor…

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 29, 1965, a U.S. Navy doctor examines Gemini 5 spaceman Gordon Cooper after his return from 8 days in space.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: – On August 29, 1965, after splashing down in…

TODAY IN HISTORY: – On August 29, 1965, after splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean, Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper is hoisted up to a U.S. Navy helicopter. (NASA)

August 29, 1965 – The Gemini 5 space capsule is brought…

August 29, 1965 – The Gemini 5 space capsule is brought aboard the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain, after splashing down in the Atlantic.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 29, 1965, U.S. Navy divers jump…

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 29, 1965, U.S. Navy divers jump into the Atlantic to recover the Gemini 5 astronauts and spacecraft after they’ve returned from an 8-day mission in Earth orbit. (NASA)