Category: rocket

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)

The payload capabilities of U.S. launch vehicl…

The payload capabilities of U.S. launch vehicles, printed by NASA, 1965.

Daniel Hungerford and his rocket car, 1934.

Daniel Hungerford and his rocket car, 1934.

Boeing technicians work inside a massive fuel …

Boeing technicians work inside a massive fuel tank on stage 1 of a Saturn V rocket. It holds about 331,000 gallons of liquid oxygen.

December 21, 1968 – It’s not everyday that an …

December 21, 1968 – It’s not everyday that an Apollo launch photo actually gets a shot of the Moon into the frame. This is Apollo 8 roaring toward space for its famous Christmas-time mission around the Moon and back.

(NASA)

The reusable first stage of the SpaceX Falcon …

The reusable first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lands on a drone ship, March 30, 2017.

(SpaceX)

Atlas ICBM launch, undated. Via San Diego Air …

Atlas ICBM launch, undated. Via San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Apollo 9 races into space on March 3, 1969

Apollo 9 races into space on March 3, 1969

The holidays go to space on a Soviet matchbox …

The holidays go to space on a Soviet matchbox label, 1961.

Apollo 8 roars into space on December 21, 1968…

Apollo 8 roars into space on December 21, 1968.