Category: africa

Planet Earth, as seen during the Apollo 11 mis…

Planet Earth, as seen during the Apollo 11 mission, 17 July 1969.

December 20, 2008 – The Marzuq Sand Sea in Lib…

December 20, 2008 – The Marzuq Sand Sea in Libya, as seen from the International Space Station. (NASA)

Stunning northwest Sudan, as seen from orbit d…

Stunning northwest Sudan, as seen from orbit during the Gemini 7 mission, December 12, 1965. (NASA/ASU)

December 11, 1965: The Gemini 7 spacecraft pas…

December 11, 1965: The Gemini 7 spacecraft passes over Africa, looking down toward Libya, Chad, and Niger. (NASA)

September 14, 1966: Gemini 11 orbits Earth, wi…

September 14, 1966: Gemini 11 orbits Earth, with a view toward Libya, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and beyond. (NASA/ASU)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Atlantic coast of Morocc…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Atlantic coast of Morocco, as seen from the Gemini 5 space probe on August 26, 1965. (NASA/ASU)

The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt, …

The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt, 1959, photo by Eliot Elisofon.

(Smithsonian)

March 29, 2006: Children observe a solar eclip…

March 29, 2006: Children observe a solar eclipse in Accra, Ghana.

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

March 23, 1910 – Ancient Luxor in Egypt, photo…

March 23, 1910 – Ancient Luxor in Egypt, photographed during Teddy Roosevelt’s trip to Africa. (Harvard Library)

The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt, …

The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt, 1959, photo by Eliot Elisofon.

(Smithsonian)