Category: nasa

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from t…

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from the Gemini 3 spacecraft “Molly Brown” on its three-orbit journey around the world. (NASA)

March 22, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Du…

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)

“N-258 NAS Facility computer room” at NA…

“N-258 NAS Facility computer room” at NASA Ames, 1987.

Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on March…

Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on March 19, 2016.

“Sierra Uninhaited Aerial System” …

“Sierra Uninhaited Aerial System” in the hangar at NASA Ames, 2006.

Beautiful Saturn, observed by the Cassini prob…

Beautiful Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe from a distance of 766,834 miles (1,234,099 kilometers) on February 4, 2007.

The rings of Saturn and moon Enceladus, observ…

The rings of Saturn and moon Enceladus, observed by the Cassini space probe on October 28, 2015. (NASA)

The Moon, photographed during the Apollo 11 mi…

The Moon, photographed during the Apollo 11 mission, July 16-24, 1969.

(Apollo Archive)

“The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft is seen as it la…

“The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (Kazakh time).“ (NASA)

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humanoidhistory:

March 13, 1969 — After a mission in Earth orbit lasting 10 days, 1 hour, 54 seconds, Apollo 9 astronauts Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart splashed down in the North Atlantic only 4.5 nautical miles from the USS Guadalcanal recovery ship. Concluding a few months before the launch of the Apollo 11 moon shot, Apollo 9 was a critical practice run for landing on the Moon; they tested the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers. (NASA)