Category: 1971

Robert McCall space art covers a 1971 issue of…

Robert McCall space art covers a 1971 issue of Amerika (Америка), a Russian-language magazine published by the State Department during the Cold War.

Davis Meltzer cover art for “The Falling…

Davis Meltzer cover art for “The Falling Astronauts” by Barry N. Malzberg, 1971.

“First Men on The Moon” by Robert McCall, 1971…

“First Men on The Moon” by Robert McCall, 1971.

Sci-fi illustration by Johnny Bruck, 1971.

Sci-fi illustration by Johnny Bruck, 1971.

Johnny Bruck art for the Perry Rhodan novel Di…

Johnny Bruck art for the Perry Rhodan novel Die Ausgestoßenen, no. 510, 1971.

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott with moon buggy…

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott with moon buggy, August 2, 1971.

Jim Irwin, Dave Scott, and Al Worden with the …

Jim Irwin, Dave Scott, and Al Worden with the 1-g training rover, 1971. (via)

NASA techs work with the Apollo 15 training ro…

NASA techs work with the Apollo 15 training rover in the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at Cape Canaveral, March 26, 1971.

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 5, 1971, the Apol…

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 5, 1971, the Apollo 15 command module was heading back to Earth when it came time for a little chore. Astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot, went on a spacewalk outside the craft in order to retrieve film from the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay, which couldn’t be accessed from inside the ship. This was the first-ever EVA in deep space. (NASA)

Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin poses for a snap…

Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin poses for a snapshot by the American flag on his last day on the Moon, August 2, 1971. (NASA)