Category: apollo program

August 5, 1968 – “Apollo Spacecraft 101 Comman…

August 5, 1968 – “Apollo Spacecraft 101 Command/Service Modules being moved into position for mating with Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA)-5 in the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building. Apollo Spacecraft 101 will be flown on the first manned Apollo space mission, Apollo 7 (Spacecraft 101/Saturn 205).“ (NASA)

August 2, 1971: Our breathtaking Moon, as seen…

August 2, 1971: Our breathtaking Moon, as seen during the Apollo 15 mission.

(NASA)

The magnificent Moon, as seen from lunar orbit…

The magnificent Moon, as seen from lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission, August 2, 1971

Looking out the window of the Apollo 15 lunar …

Looking out the window of the Apollo 15 lunar module, August 2, 1971.

Astronaut Dave Scott at the wheel of the Apoll…

Astronaut Dave Scott at the wheel of the Apollo 15 lunar rover, August 1, 1971.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Sc…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin (top to bottom) give a salute next to the flag, August 1, 1971. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Welcome to the Moon, August …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Welcome to the Moon, August 1, 1971. The top three photos are of Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin by the flag at the end of the second moonwalk of the mission, taken by Dave Scott. In the bottom three, the two switch places with Dave Scott by the flag posing for Jim Irwin behind the camera. (NASA)

Apollo 15 moonwalker Jim Irwin at the Hadley-A…

Apollo 15 moonwalker Jim Irwin at the Hadley-Apennine landing site, August 1, 1971. 

San Diego Air & Space Museum)

The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, July 16-24,…

The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, July 16-24, 1969. Painted by astronaut-artist Alan Bean, who knew a thing or two about walking on the Moon.

Apollo 11 lands on the front page of the New Y…

Apollo 11 lands on the front page of the New York Daily News, July 21, 1969.

(Dan Beaumont Space Museum)