Category: earth

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from t…

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from the Gemini 3 spacecraft “Molly Brown” on its three-orbit journey around the world. (NASA)

Astronauts explore a polar ice deposit on the …

Astronauts explore a polar ice deposit on the Moon, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

22 March 1996: Russia’s Mir space station seen…

22 March 1996: Russia’s Mir space station seen over New Zealand from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. (NASA)

Clipped from Philips’ Pictorial Atlas of…

Clipped from Philips’ Pictorial Atlas of the World Showing Where and How People Live, from The London Geographical Institute, edited by George Philip, 1935.

Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott on the cover of …

Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott on the cover of SPACE EXPERIENCE by John ‘Johnny’ Keating, 1972, released by Studio 2 Stereo via EMI/Columbia. It’s jazzy/orchestral sounds with electro noodling, including a cover of “Rocket Man” and a “Star Trek” opus. 

Apollo 16 on the horizon.

Apollo 16 on the horizon.

Earth and Moon, January 11, 2012. (NASA)

Earth and Moon, January 11, 2012. (NASA)

December 26, 1968 – Planet Earth, seen on tele…

December 26, 1968 – Planet Earth, seen on television in a transmission from the Apollo 8 spacecraft as it traveled at 6,084 feet per second, 97,000 nautical miles from home.

December 24, 1968: In the Apollo 8 message fro…

December 24, 1968: In the Apollo 8 message from space, astronauts read verses from the Book of Genesis, and mission commander Frank Borman closes with Christmas greetings to “all of you on the good Earth.”

Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, photographe…

Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, photographed during the Apollo 8 mission. (Stellar Views)