Category: apollo program

The payload capabilities of U.S. launch vehicl…

The payload capabilities of U.S. launch vehicles, printed by NASA, 1965.

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan,…

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan, ca. 1967-1977.

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan,…

Concept art by Robert Watts for Teledyne Ryan, ca. 1967-1977.

April 21, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young…

April 21, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young at the rim of the Plum Crater on the Moon.

(NASA)

April 21, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young…

April 21, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young at the rim of the Plum Crater on the Moon.

(NASA)

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 16 astronaut John Young on the Moon, pa…

Apollo 16 astronaut John Young on the Moon, painted by Alan Bean, 1984. (The artist knew a thing or two about this subject.)

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)

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.

December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 comes home. “Reent…

December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 comes home. “Reentry, splashdown, acquisition, recovery.”