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1973 NASA art by Rick Guidice visualizes the i…

1973 NASA art by Rick Guidice visualizes the idea of a Pioneer probe using Jupiter’s gravity to slingshot itself toward the outer planets and beyond.

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott…

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter smiles for the camera as NASA suiting technician Al Rochford adjusts his spacesuit.

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May 22, 1969 – The Apollo 10 command module ph…

May 22, 1969 – The Apollo 10 command module photographed from the lunar module after separation over the Moon.

A future farm in space, as seen in NASA’s Spac…

A future farm in space, as seen in NASA’s Space Settlements: A Design Study, 1977. This would an agricultural section of a space habitat known as a Stanford torus, which means anywhere from 10,000 to 150,000 mouths to feed.

NASA future art by Rick Guidice, published in …

NASA future art by Rick Guidice, published in Space Settlements: A Design Study, 1977.

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket rolls out …

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket rolls out to launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral. What a sight.

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May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket (363 feet …

May 20, 1969 – The Apollo 11 rocket (363 feet tall) rolls out from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: A sequence of photos snapped…

TODAY IN HISTORY: A sequence of photos snapped during trans-lunar injection as Apollo 10 headed toward the Moon, May 18, 1969. (NASA)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10…

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 hurtles toward space, photographed from the ground using NASA’s Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System.

May 16, 2011 — A great shot of the Space Shutt…

May 16, 2011 — A great shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour emerging from the clouds as it hurtles toward a rendezvous with the ISS. (NASA)