Category: history

You’ve got to keep your rockets clean.

You’ve got to keep your rockets clean.

A lunar module lands on the Moon in concept ar…

A lunar module lands on the Moon in concept art from the Apollo program.

Inside the mock-up of an Apollo command module…

Inside the mock-up of an Apollo command module at the astronautics division of Convair/General Dynamics, 1961.

General Dynamics tests the Star II submersible…

General Dynamics tests the Star II submersible at Catalina Island, April 25, 1969.

(SDASM)

Landing on the Moon in Robert Watts concept ar…

Landing on the Moon in Robert Watts concept art for Ryan Aeronautical, 1969.

Our gorgeous planet photographed by the astron…

Our gorgeous planet photographed by the astronauts of Gemini 11 as they zoomed through space on September 14, 1966.

(NASA/ASU)

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American …

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American woman in space, seen here aboard the Shuttle Endeavour, September 1992. Via @usnatarchives.

(National Archives)

Steel helmet, created in Nuremberg, Germany, c…

Steel helmet, created in Nuremberg, Germany, circa 1530.

(Art Institute of Chicago)

Morion-Burgonet helmet, 1585, from Southern Ge…

Morion-Burgonet helmet, 1585, from Southern Germany, probably Augsburg.

(Art Institute of Chicago)

(New York Public Library)

(New York Public Library)