Category: launch

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in the 1976 postcard set “Man in Space.”

Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Sc…

Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott blast off from Cape Canaveral on March 16, 1966.

The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes like a dragon…

The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes like a dragon on August 2, 1991. (NASA)

July 26, 2005 – The “Return to Flight” m…

July 26, 2005 – The “Return to Flight” mission begins when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Canaveral. The successful journey to the International Space Station started 907 days after the catastrophic loss of the Columbia in 2003. (NASA)

Apollo 15 clears the tower on July 26, 1971.

Apollo 15 clears the tower on July 26, 1971.

July 16, 1969 – The liftoff of Apollo 11 seen …

July 16, 1969 – The liftoff of Apollo 11 seen from inside the firing room at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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)

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)