Category: apollo 50

Scenes from Apollo 16 mission to the Moon, Apr…

Scenes from Apollo 16 mission to the Moon, April 1971: Pre-landing pics of earthrise, with the command module visible just above the lunar horizon to the left of Earth.

“Apollo portable life support system.” 1965 di…

“Apollo portable life support system.” 1965 diagram from NASA.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in …

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in space, March 6, 1969.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Rusty Schweickar…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Rusty Schweickart on a spacewalk during the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission, March 6, 1969. (Stellar Views)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Dave Scott enjoy…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Dave Scott enjoys the view from the open hatch of the Apollo 9 command module, March 6, 1969.

March 6, 1969 – Astronaut Dave Scott emerges f…

March 6, 1969 – Astronaut Dave Scott emerges from the command module during the Apollo 9 Earth orbit mission, a prelude to lunar missions just a few months later.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Sc…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott in the open hatch of the Apollo 9 spacecraft, March 6, 1969.

February 24, 1969 – Apollo 11 moonwalkers Neil…

February 24, 1969 – Apollo 11 moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin train for the Moon by going on a geology field trip to the Sierra Blanca region in West Texas. (NASA)

February 23, 1969: Apollo 9 astronauts Jim McD…

February 23, 1969: Apollo 9 astronauts Jim McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart train in the lunar module simulator at Kennedy Space Center.

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with …

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”

—Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman, December 24, 1968