Category: march 22

March 22, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, with a core tube and hammer, trains on a simulated Moon surface at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

(NASA)

Comet Hale–Bopp made its closest approach to Earth on March 22, 1997, passing within roughly 122 million miles.

(NASA/APOD)

The Space Shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cape Canaveral, March 22, 1982.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, with a core tube and hammer, trains on a simulated Moon surface at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on March 22, 1972.

(NASA)

March 22, 1996 – Russia’s Mir space station seen over New Zealand from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. (NASA)

Comet Hale–Bopp made its closest approach to Earth on March 22, 1997, passing within about 122 million miles. (NASA: 1, 2, 3)

Happy Birthday to William Shatner, aka Captain James Tiberius Kirk, still boldly going at 87. He was born in Montreal, Canada, on March 22, 1931.

March 22, 2004: Beautiful Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe.

(HubbleSite)

Apollo 16 astronauts Charlie Duke (left), John Young, and Ken Mattingly aboard the recovery training ship “Retriever” on March 22, 1972. Which pic do they use for the album cover?

March 22, 2004: Beautiful Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe.

(HubbleSite)