Category: science

December 14, 1970 – Apollo 14 mission commande…

December 14, 1970 – Apollo 14 mission commander Alan Shepard next to a Lunar Landing Training Vehicle prior to a test flight at Ellington Air Force Base, Houston, Texas. (NASA)

“De la science en littérature à la scien…

“De la science en littérature à la science-fiction,” published by France’s Committee for Historic and Scientific Works, 1996.

(GallicaBnF)

December 14, 1972: “We’re on our way, Ho…

December 14, 1972: “We’re on our way, Houston!” Under the watchful eye of mission control, Apollo 17 astronauts Jack Schmitt and Gene Cernan lift off from the Moon to rendezvous with the orbiting command module and begin the journey home.

Behold Earth, as seen by the astronauts of Gem…

Behold Earth, as seen by the astronauts of Gemini 7, December 12, 1965. 

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Amazing images of Earth capt…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Amazing images of Earth captured as the Gemini 7 spacecraft raced around the Earth on December 12, 1965.

(NASA/Arizona State University)

ON THIS DAY: Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt …

ON THIS DAY: Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt on the surface of the Moon as the Earth looms in the background, December 11, 1972. Photo by Gene Cernan.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Moon, photographed from …

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Moon, photographed from the Apollo 17 command module, December 11, 1972. (Stellar Views)

December 11, 1972 – Apollo 17 astronaut Jack S…

December 11, 1972 – Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt photographs the landscape of the Moon, with West Family Mountain at left center, Old Family Mountain at right center, and the westward extension of the North Massif on the right. Schmitt’s shadow makes a cameo.

(NASA)

December 11, 2005 – NASA astronaut Bill …

December 11, 2005 – NASA astronaut Bill McArthur celebrates Christmas aboard the International Space Station.

(NASA)

December 11, 1972: America completes its conqu…

December 11, 1972: America completes its conquest of the Moon.