Category: launch

December 7, 1972 – Apollo 17 streaks through t…

December 7, 1972 – Apollo 17 streaks through the Florida sky, beginning a 12-day voyage to the Moon and back. (NASA)

Apollo 17 lights up the night at Cape Canavera…

Apollo 17 lights up the night at Cape Canaveral, December 7, 1972.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On November 20, 1998, a Russ…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On November 20, 1998, a Russian Proton rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the Zarya Module, the first component of the International Space Station. (NASA)

The launch of Apollo 12 on November 14, 1969.

The launch of Apollo 12 on November 14, 1969.

1978 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei …

1978 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov.

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.