Category: historia

Letting a pandemic run wild is not good business.

(Clarksville Times, October 18, 1918)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 hurtles toward space, photographed from the ground using NASA’s Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System.

April 21, 1972 – Astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke go on the first EVA of the Apollo 16 mission.

April 21, 1972 – Astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke go on the first EVA of the Apollo 16 mission.

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Canaveral on this day in 1989.

ON THIS DAY: Glorious Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on March 1, 1979.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Funerary Mask, Peru, 10th-11th century, from the Sicán culture. Made of hammered sheet gold alloy and covered in red pigment, once adorned the body of a deceased ruler on Peru’s north coast. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

“El Caracol o Templo Masonico, 1882.” View of the observatory at Chichén Itzá, known as El Caracol (the snail). Photo by Desire Charnay. Via @thegetty.

(Getty Museum)

ON THIS DAY: Gemini 7 blasts off from Cape Canaveral on December 4, 1965.

December 1, 1965 – A display of the complete food supply for the two-man Gemini 7 mission to space, prior to stowage in the spacecraft. The packages are tied in sequence for 28-manned days or a complete supply for two men on a 14-day mission.

(NASA)