Category: history

Russia’s Mir space station seen over New Zeala…

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

The Shuttle Atlantis and space station Mir, Ju…

The Shuttle Atlantis and space station Mir, July 4, 1995.

(Wikimedia Commons)

Young Alan Turing.

Young Alan Turing.

Soldiers on the march after a nuclear test dur…

Soldiers on the march after a nuclear test during Operation Tumbler–Snapper, June 1, 1952.

Apollo 14 astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shep…

Apollo 14 astronauts Ed Mitchell and Alan Shepard train for the Moon, December 8, 1970.

The first-ever color image of Mars, taken by N…

The first-ever color image of Mars, taken by NASA’s Viking 1 lander on July 21, 1976.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

The ancient Egyptian god Thoth, illustrated  b…

The ancient Egyptian god Thoth, illustrated  by L.J.J. Dubois in Pantheon Egyptien, circa 1824.

(New York Public Library)

The Moon, observed by the Lunar Orbiter 3 prob…

The Moon, observed by the Lunar Orbiter 3 probe on February 22, 1967.

(Lunar and Planetary Institute)

TODAY IN HISTORY: A view of Mars centered on V…

TODAY IN HISTORY: A view of Mars centered on Valles Marineris, composed of 102 images captured by NASA’s Viking 1 space probe on February 22, 1980.

“Moon Scenery,” illustrated in Astronomy…

“Moon Scenery,” illustrated in Astronomy by Observation by Eliza A. Bowen, 1888.