Category: 1965

A Soviet space station of the future, illustra…

A Soviet space station of the future, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

“WELCOME ASTRONAUTS” – A ticker tape parade do…

“WELCOME ASTRONAUTS” – A ticker tape parade down Broadway for astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young, seated in the last car with Vice President Hubert Humphrey. New York City, March 29, 1965.

(Library of Congress)

Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White walks in space, Ju…

Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White walks in space, June 3, 1965.

Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White walks in space, Ju…

Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White walks in space, June 3, 1965.

TODAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s Ranger 9 probe crashe…

TODAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s Ranger 9 probe crashed into the Moon, transmitting images as it zoomed down a one-way path to glory, March 24, 1965.

Earth on March 23, 1965, seen from the Gemini …

Earth on March 23, 1965, seen from the Gemini 3 spacecraft “Molly Brown” on its three-orbit journey around the planet. (NASA)

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from t…

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from the Gemini 3 spacecraft “Molly Brown” on its three-orbit journey around the world. (NASA)

March 23, 1965 – Gemini 3 blasts off from Cape…

March 23, 1965 – Gemini 3 blasts off from Cape Canaveral carrying astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom on a three-orbit journey around the Earth. The mission – which lasted 4 hours, 52 minutes, 31 second – was the seventh manned US spaceflight, and the 17th manned spaceflight overall.

(NASA)

On a 1966 Soviet postcard, a self-portrait by …

On a 1966 Soviet postcard, a self-portrait by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov recalls the day he became the first human to walk in space, March 18, 1965.

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floats into history as…

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floats into history as the first human to walk in space, March 18, 1965.