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December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and …

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and Stadius Rille formation on the Moon, as seen from the orbiting Apollo 17 command module. (NASA)

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TODAY IN HISTORY: Scenes from the Apollo 17 moon mission, which began December 7, 1972 when astronauts Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Jack Schmitt roared off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.

The original Mercury Seven astronauts try on t…

The original Mercury Seven astronauts try on the latest in space fashion.

July 21, 1981 – Planet Saturn, along with moon…

July 21, 1981 – Planet Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, photographed by the Voyager 2 probe. The original caption from the 1982 NASA book Voyages to Saturn: “The rings of Saturn appeared much brighter to Voyager 2 than to Voyager 1 because of increasing solar illumination during the nine-month interval between encounters. On July 21, from a distance of 34 million kilometers, several prominent cloud features were already visible–evidence of increased activity in the atmosphere of Saturn, as well as of a more sensitive camera on the Voyager 2 spacecraft.“ (NASA)

Space selfie by Robert Satcher, November 19, 2…

Space selfie by Robert Satcher, November 19, 2009.

A Redstone rocket blasts off from Cape Canaver…

A Redstone rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral on November 17, 1954.

(NASA)

Earth and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on Novemb…

Earth and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on November 17, 2009.

(NASA)

November 16, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis…

November 16, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into space on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Mission STS-129 lasted 10 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes.

An epic sunrise view of Cape Canaveral with th…

An epic sunrise view of Cape Canaveral with the Skylab 4/Saturn 1B rocket on the launch pad in the distance, November 16, 1973. (NASA)

NASA employees dress up as the Solar System, 2…

NASA employees dress up as the Solar System, 2012.

(NASA)