Category: space

Darrell K. Sweet cover art for Robert A. Heinl…

Darrell K. Sweet cover art for Robert A. Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo, 1977.

“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, 1965 – Planet Earth, specifically…

December 14, 1965 – Planet Earth, specifically Brazil, as seen from space by the astronauts aboard the Gemini 7 spacecraft as it raced around the world.

(NASA/Arizona State University)

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and …

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and Stadius Rille formation on the Moon, as seen from the orbiting Apollo 17 command module. (NASA)

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.

December 14, 1972 – The Apollo 17 lunar module…

December 14, 1972 – The Apollo 17 lunar module seen from the command module as they rendezvous with each other before heading back to Earth.

Bruce Pennington cover art for The Planet Buye…

Bruce Pennington cover art for The Planet Buyer by Cordwainer Smith, 1975.

Behold Earth, as seen by the astronauts of Gem…

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

(NASA)

December 12, 1972 – Apollo 17 astronaut Jack S…

December 12, 1972 – Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater on the Moon. (NASA)

December 12, 2006 – Astronauts Robert Curbeam …

December 12, 2006 – Astronauts Robert Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang work outside the International Space Station. Nice view.

(NASA)