Category: science

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 27, 1873, il…

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 27, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)

1975 NASA concept art shows a Soviet spacecraf…

1975 NASA concept art shows a Soviet spacecraft in Earth orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission. Artwork by Paul Fjeld. (NASA)

Lava oozes out of the Earth at the Iki Crater …

Lava oozes out of the Earth at the Iki Crater on the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, November 14, 1959. (USGS)

“We’ve arranged a society based on science and…

“We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science and technology. And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it?”

–Carl Sagain, 1996

Apollo 8 launches on December 21, 1968.

Apollo 8 launches on December 21, 1968.

January 15, 1968 – Astronauts Tom Stafford, Jo…

January 15, 1968 – Astronauts Tom Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan train inside an Apollo command module simulator.

(NASA: 1, 2)

ON THIS DAY: On January 15, 1996, astronaut Le…

ON THIS DAY: On January 15, 1996, astronaut Leroy Chiao works in the open cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it orbits above Shark Bay in Australia. A breathtaking shot.

(SpaceShuttleAlmanac/Wikipedia)

January 15, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Wally S…

January 15, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Wally Schirra (left) and Tom Stafford train in the Gemini simulator during exercises at the Mission Control Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

(NASA)

The Sun, as of January 15, 2018.

The Sun, as of January 15, 2018.

January 15, 1966 – Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Ar…

January 15, 1966 – Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott engage in water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.

(NASA)