Category: 1988

Akira (1988)

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)

Astronauts explore a lava tunnel on the Moon in 1988 NASA concept art by John Lowery of Eagle Engineering.

ON THIS DAY: Cherry 2000 arrived in movie theaters on February 5, 1988.

An explosion of steam occurs when lava meets the sea, Hawaii, February 3, 1988, photo by J.D. Griggs. (USGS)

1988 NASA concept art depicts an “autonomous lander” over the surface of Mars.

Can of chocolate pudding, flown Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1988.

(Smithsonian Air & Space)

Planet Venus, observed by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter in 1988.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands on Edwards Air Force Base, 3 October 1988, after a mission lasting 4 days, 1 hour, 11 seconds.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Birds scatter as the Space Shuttle Discovery roars off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral on 29 September 1988. It’s the first orbital mission since the Challenger disaster. (NASA)