Category: july 21

A vibrant false-color image Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, imaged by Voyager 2 on July 21, 1981.

Earth and Moon are seen as the Apollo 11 lunar module maneuvers for a rendezvous, July 21, 1969.

The view from the Apollo 11 command module, July 21, 1969.

Looking out the window of the Apollo 11 command module, July 21, 1969.

Cape Canaveral, July 21, 1995: “STS-70 crew members give a “thumbs up” to press representatives and others waiting to greet them on Runway 33 of KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility after the conclusion of their successful flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery. From left, are Commander Terence “Tom” Henricks, Mission Specialists Mary Ellen Weber, Nancy Jane Currie and Donald A. Thomas, and Pilot Kevin R. Kregel. Discovery landed on orbit 143. Main gear touchdown was unofficially listed at 8:02 a.m. EDT on July 22, 1995.” (NASA)

Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on July 21, 2016.

July 21, 1961 – On the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission, astronaut Gus Grissom became the second American to fly in space. Featured in a 1963 Topps trading card.

July 21, 1981 – Planet Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, photographed by the Voyager 2 probe. The original caption from the 1982 NASA book Voyages to Saturn: “The rings of Saturn appeared much brighter to Voyager 2 than to Voyager 1 because of increasing solar illumination during the nine-month interval between encounters. On July 21, from a distance of 34 million kilometers, several prominent cloud features were already visible–evidence of increased activity in the atmosphere of Saturn, as well as of a more sensitive camera on the Voyager 2 spacecraft.“ (NASA)

Earth and Moon, July 21, 1969, photographed from the Apollo 11 command module.

July 21, 1981: A vibrant false-color image of amazing Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, taken by the Voyager 2 space probe. (NASA)