Category: lunar

The surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar module ascent.

Scenes from Apollo 16 mission to the Moon, April 1971: Pre-landing pics of earthrise, with the command module visible just above the lunar horizon to the left of Earth.

Early Apollo concept art, circa 1962, pictures a future lander on the Moon.

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

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong loads rocks into the lunar module, as painted by Apollo 12 moonwalker Alan Bean in 1985.

From The Boys Book of Science and Invention, 1957.

(Dreams of Space)

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt on the Moon, December 13, 1972. (NASA)

Gerda Maurus in a still for Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond), 1929.

August 2, 1971: Our breathtaking Moon, as seen during the Apollo 15 mission.

(NASA)

ON THIS DAY: A sequence of photos by Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin captures a starkly beautiful moonscape, including the Mount Hadley and the Swann Range, August 2, 1971. The Apollo 15 lunar module “Falcon” can be seen in the final two images. (NASA)