Category: launch

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour …

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Cape Canaveral on June 5, 2002.

(NASA)

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Ca…

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Cape Canaveral on June 5, 2002.

(NASA)

May 31, 2008 – The Space Shuttle Discovery bla…

May 31, 2008 – The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Canaveral, heading to the International Space Station for a mission that lasts 13 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 7 seconds. (NASA)

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1980 postcard.

ON THIS DAY: A vintage NASA press photo gives …

ON THIS DAY: A vintage NASA press photo gives an amazing view of Apollo 16 launching from coastal Cape Canaveral on April 16, 1972.

(Stellar Views)

Illustrator Mort Künstler sketches the launch …

Illustrator Mort Künstler sketches the launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981. It was the maiden flight of the orbiter.

(Heritage Auctions)

TODAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s space shuttle program…

TODAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s space shuttle program officially began with the maiden flight of the Columbia on April 12, 1981. Illustrated by Mort Künstler.

April 12, 1981 – The Space Shuttle era revved …

April 12, 1981 – The Space Shuttle era revved up when the orbiter Columbia launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen into Earth orbit on a 54.5-hour mission that would circle the planet 37 times. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The ill-fated Apollo 13 miss…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The ill-fated Apollo 13 mission begins beautifully on April 11, 1970. (NASA)

April 8, 2002 – Birds scatter as the Space Shu…

April 8, 2002 – Birds scatter as the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral for a week of work at the International Space Station. (Wikipedia)