Category: astronaut

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott…

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter smiles for the camera as NASA suiting technician Al Rochford adjusts his spacesuit.

(NASA)

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin at Cape Canav…

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin at Cape Canaveral, July 1969.

Scott Kelly working outside the ISS, November …

Scott Kelly working outside the ISS, November 6, 2015. (NASA)

John Glenn prepares for the Mercury-Atlas 6 mi…

John Glenn prepares for the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, January 1962.

(NASA Commons)

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)

September 25, 1962: Mercury astronaut Gordon C…

September 25, 1962: Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper poses for this amazing portrait. So much awesome NASA showmanship on display here. All official photos should use a fog machine. (NASA)

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.)

Gerda Maurus in Fritz Lang’s Woman in the Moon…

Gerda Maurus in Fritz Lang’s Woman in the Moon (1929)

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pam…

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pamela Lee.