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Aluminum shavings and stuff in the rocket shop at @nasa’s Wallops Flight Station, 1/14/2020.

Shiny rocket thing at NASA Wallops, Virginia, 1/14/2020.

Spotted in a C-130 Hercules at NASA’s Wallops Flight Center, 1/14/2020. Too many buttons, wires, and lights for me. Don’t get me wrong: it’s awesome. But I am not qualified.

A snapshot from the machine shop in the sounding rocket factory at @nasa‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, January 14, 2020.

(h/t NASA Social)

Inside the hangar during my tour of @nasa‘s Wallops Flight Facility. It’s big! I was there to get the lowdown on the IMPACTS 2020 airborne research mission to study the inner mechanisms of snowstorms.

Scenes from the Apollo 16 mission, April 1972.

Behold the ultimate Christmas ornaments, the Earth and Moon seen from the Apollo 8 spacecraft during its yuletide lunar odyssey, December 21-27, 1968.

(NASA)

NASA’s vomit comet in flight.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 8 blasts off from Cape Canaveral on December 21, 1968. It was the first human mission to reach the Moon.