Category: rocket

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.

From the Valley Times in California, December …

From the Valley Times in California, December 1959: “Santa Claus has already arrived at home of Harry A. Lowry, 1464-B Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys, but he didn’t use his sleigh to make annual trip this year, as above photo plainly shows. To make sure he won’t be late starting on Christmas Eve rounds, Santa stays straddled on rocket, awaiting wave-off from rocket-maker Lowry, standing at left. Lowry built 23-foot long rocket from cardboard tubing used in highway bridge construction. Project took him three weekends.”

(Los Angeles Public Library)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 8 blasts off from C…

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.

Apollo 17 lights up the night at Cape Canavera…

Apollo 17 lights up the night at Cape Canaveral, December 7, 1972.

ON THIS DAY: Gemini 7 blasts off from Cape Can…

ON THIS DAY: Gemini 7 blasts off from Cape Canaveral on December 4, 1965.

TODAY IN HISTORY: A Universal newsreel reports…

TODAY IN HISTORY: A Universal newsreel reports on the the United States launching a captured V-2 rocket at White Sands, New Mexico, November 21, 1946.