Category: rocket

Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Sc…

Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott blast off from Cape Canaveral on March 16, 1966.

Apollo 6 on the launch pad, February 6, 1968.

Apollo 6 on the launch pad, February 6, 1968.

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

Gemini 5 surges toward space, August 21, 1965….

Gemini 5 surges toward space, August 21, 1965. (NASA)

The Soyuz TMA-16 launches from the Baikonur Co…

The Soyuz TMA-16 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, September 30, 2009. (NASA)

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed 19…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed 1963.

You’ve got to keep your rockets clean.

You’ve got to keep your rockets clean.

Future cosmonauts conquer space on the Vostok …

Future cosmonauts conquer space on the Vostok 40 mission, imagined by 13-year-old Inna Kalnina of the Soviet Union, 1962.

September 13, 1966 – The unmanned Mercury-Atla…

September 13, 1966 – The unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 spacecraft goes on a once-around-the-world journey after blasting off from Cape Canaveral.

TODAY IN HISTORY: A vintage NASA press photo s…

TODAY IN HISTORY: A vintage NASA press photo shows Gemini 11 rocketing toward space on September 12, 1966.