Category: history

11/15/66: A Navy helicopter hoists Gemini 12 a…

11/15/66: A Navy helicopter hoists Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin out of the water.

November 15, 1952: The King Shot nuclear test …

November 15, 1952: The King Shot nuclear test in Nevada, part of Operation Ivy.

(Department of Energy)

Looking out the window of the Gemini 12 capsul…

Looking out the window of the Gemini 12 capsule, November 15, 1966.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Intel 4004, a 4-bit cent…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Intel 4004, a 4-bit central processing unit (CPU), is introduced to the public on November 15, 1971. (Sources: 1, 2)

November 15, 1966: Gemini 12 astronauts Jim Lo…

November 15, 1966: Gemini 12 astronauts Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin splash down in the Atlantic Ocean and are welcomed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp.

(NASA)

November 14, 1969 – Hosing down the launch pad…

November 14, 1969 – Hosing down the launch pad after Apollo 12 blasted off from Cape Canaveral.

November 14, 1969 – Inside Kennedy Space Cente…

November 14, 1969 – Inside Kennedy Space Center’s firing room 2 minutes 54 seconds after the launch of Apollo 12. (NASA)

November 14, 1969 – Apollo 12 astronauts Dick …

November 14, 1969 – Apollo 12 astronauts Dick Gordon, Alan Bean, and Pete Conrad suit-up a 10-day odyssey to the Moon and back. (NASA)

The launch of Apollo 12 on November 14, 1969.

The launch of Apollo 12 on November 14, 1969.

November 14, 1966 – Views of beautiful Earth c…

November 14, 1966 – Views of beautiful Earth captured by the orbiting Gemini 12 spacecraft. (NASA)