Category: history

Earth and Moon, photographed as the Apollo 11 …

Earth and Moon, photographed as the Apollo 11 lunar module flew toward a rendezvous with the command module, July 1969.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag …

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag deployment for a moon landing he’ll never make, February 4, 1970.

“FOR THE GLORY OF COMMUNISM!” 1961…

“FOR THE GLORY OF COMMUNISM!” 1961 Soviet space propaganda, illustrated by E. Soloviov.

July 14, 1967: An Atlas-Centaur rocket blasts …

July 14, 1967: An Atlas-Centaur rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, carrying the Surveyor 4 lunar probe on a mission to the Moon.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

The 1.7-kiloton “Small Boy” nuclear test in Ne…

The 1.7-kiloton “Small Boy” nuclear test in Nevada, July 14, 1962, part of Operation Sunbeam.

Anthopometric study of a Gemini spacesuit, 196…

Anthopometric study of a Gemini spacesuit, 1965.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, …

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, on a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1962.

Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in space, Nove…

Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in space, November 1966.

“At the Poles of the Earth” postca…

“At the Poles of the Earth” postcards from the Soviet Union, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov, 1976.

July 8, 2011 – The final flight of the S…

July 8, 2011 – The final flight of the Space Shuttle era begins when the Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a 12-day mission to the ISS. Onboard are astronauts Doug Hurley, Chris Ferguson, Sandy Magnus, and Rex Walheim.