Category: 1980s

A still life in the frenzy of launch activity …

A still life in the frenzy of launch activity at Cape Canaveral, by Martin Hoffman for the NASA Art Program, 1988.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

TODAY IN HISTORY: On June 27, 1982, birds scat…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On June 27, 1982, birds scatter as the Space Shuttle Columbia roars off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. (NASA)

Illustrations by Shusei Nagaoka from Androla i…

Illustrations by Shusei Nagaoka from Androla in Labyrinth, 1984.

“It’s back!” 1981 re-release…

“It’s back!” 1981 re-release poster for Star Wars.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first American woman in space, communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck of the Shuttle Challenger, June 21, 1983.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first American woman in space, aboard the Shuttle Challenger, June 21, 1983.

(NASA)

ON THIS DAY : The Manhattan Project exploded i…

ON THIS DAY : The Manhattan Project exploded into theaters on June 13, 1986.

June 13, 1983 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 space …

June 13, 1983 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 space probe crosses the orbit of Neptune, becoming the first human-made object to leave the neighborhood of the major planets.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan opened in thea…

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan opened in theaters on this day in 1982.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan opened in thea…

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan opened in theaters on this day in 1982.