Category: command module

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.

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 5, 1971, the Apol…

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 5, 1971, the Apollo 15 command module was heading back to Earth when it came time for a little chore. Astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot, went on a spacewalk outside the craft in order to retrieve film from the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay, which couldn’t be accessed from inside the ship. This was the first-ever EVA in deep space. (NASA)

1960s concept art from the Apollo program. (SD…

1960s concept art from the Apollo program. (SDASM)

December 17, 1972 — Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Ev…

December 17, 1972 — Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Evans takes a spacewalk outside the command module during the trans-Earth coast to home. He is retrieving film cassettes, a mapping camera, and panoramic camera. The total time for his EVA was one hour, seven minutes, 18 seconds. (NASA)

45 YEARS AGO TODAY: A close view of the Apollo…

45 YEARS AGO TODAY: A close view of the Apollo 17 command/service module, seen from the lunar module as they rendezvous in orbit around the Moon, December 13, 1972. At the time, the crew was performing an inspection of the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay on the service module.

(NASA)

1960s concept art by David Meltzer imagines a future Apollo…

1960s concept art by David Meltzer imagines a future Apollo mission in action at the Moon.

The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon, as seen from the…

The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon, as seen from the lunar module, August 2, 1971. (NASA)

The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon, as seen from the…

The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon, as seen from the lunar module, August 2, 1971. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon,…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon, as seen from the lunar module, August 2, 1971. (NASA)