Category: 1970s

Atmospheric Technology, June 1973, published by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Cover art by Howard Crosslen.

The Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives at Edwards Air Force Base in California on January 31, 1977. From Rockwell International’s assembly facility in Palmdale, it moved overland at 3 mph on a road rig with 90 wheels. (Edwards AFB)

Cover art for Breed to Come by Andre Norton, published by Ace, 1972, artist uncredited.

Comet Kohoutek made its closest approach to Earth on this day in 1973.

Pages from The Moon Christmas Coloring Book, 1970.

(Dreams of Space)

The magnificent desolation of the Moon on December 17, 1972, seen from the Apollo 17 command module as it made the journey back to Earth.


December 14, 1972: “We’re on our way, Houston!” Under the watchful eye of mission control, Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt blast off from the Moon to rendezvous with the orbiting command module and begin the journey home.

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt on the Moon, December 12, 1972.


December 11, 1972 – Astronaut Gene Cernan salutes the flag in a “tourist picture” taken Jack Schmitt during the first moonwalk of the Apollo 17 mission. The lunar rover can be seen on the left of the frame.


Cover art for Geister-Krimi (Ghost Thriller), 1974-1981.