Category: 1970s

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977, dire…

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Moonraker, 1979, directed by Lewis Gilbert.

Moonraker, 1979, directed by Lewis Gilbert.

Bruce Pennington cover art for Space, Time and…

Bruce Pennington cover art for Space, Time and Nathaniel by Brian Aldiss, 1971.

C.H.O.M.P.S., 1979, directed by Don Chaffey.

C.H.O.M.P.S., 1979, directed by Don Chaffey.

Darrell K. Sweet cover art for The Two Faces o…

Darrell K. Sweet cover art for The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan, 1979.

Apollo 14 astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shep…

Apollo 14 astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shepard train for the Moon, December 8, 1970.

The first-ever color image of Mars, taken by N…

The first-ever color image of Mars, taken by NASA’s Viking 1 lander on July 21, 1976.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Vivid Bob Larkin cover art for the Star Trek n…

Vivid Bob Larkin cover art for the Star Trek novel Mudd’s Angels by J.A. Lawrence, 1978.

NASA researchers work with a solar collection …

NASA researchers work with a solar collection mirror at the Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center in Ohio, 1974.

Johnson Space Center, Houston, February 18, 19…

Johnson Space Center, Houston, February 18, 1971. Glove handlers work with freshly opened lunar samples brought back from the Apollo 14 mission to the Moon. The powdery substance was part of 90-some pounds of material brought back to Earth aboard the Apollo 14 spacecraft. (NASA)