Category: history

A man pushes a bicycle through a flattened Nag…

A man pushes a bicycle through a flattened Nagasaki, Japan, September 1945, a month after the city was destroyed by the atom bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. Photo by Stanley Troutman/AP. (Denver Post)

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes fli…

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes flight in 1958. Illustration by Valentin Viktorov.

1973 NASA art by Rick Guidice visualizes the i…

1973 NASA art by Rick Guidice visualizes the idea of a Pioneer probe using Jupiter’s gravity to slingshot itself toward the outer planets and beyond.

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott…

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter smiles for the camera as NASA suiting technician Al Rochford adjusts his spacesuit.

(NASA)

May 22, 1969 – The Apollo 10 command module ph…

May 22, 1969 – The Apollo 10 command module photographed from the lunar module after separation over the Moon.

The city of tomorrow, circa 2024, on display i…

The city of tomorrow, circa 2024, on display in GM’s Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1964.

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket rolls out …

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket rolls out to launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral. What a sight.

(NASA)

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in t…

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the 3.8-megaton Cherokee nuclear test was the first American airdrop of a hydrogen bomb.

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket (363 feet …

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket (363 feet tall) rolls out from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

A wrecked logging truck and crawler tractor am…

A wrecked logging truck and crawler tractor amidst ash and downed trees near Mount St. Helens on May 20, 1980, two days after an explosive eruption.

(Boston.com)