February 25, 1975 – American and Soviet spacemen train for the joint US-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The American astronauts were Tom Stafford, Vance Brand, and Deke Slayton. The Soviet cosmonauts were Alexey Leonov and Valery Kubasov.
February 25, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Discovery high above a blue and white Earth.
TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, observed by the Voyager 1 space probe on February 25, 1979. (NASA)
Russia’s Mir space station seen over New Zealand from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, 22 March 1996. (NASA)
The Shuttle Atlantis and space station Mir, July 4, 1995.
Bike Mars/Red Crossing, 2003, Pat Rawlings: “The rugged Martian terrain, while visually striking, presents a challenge for designers of surface mobility systems. Lessons learned from early wheeled exploration vehicles, such as Pathfinder’s Sojourner Rover might one day be informally applied to faster, albeit more risky, transportation systems. SAIC analysts, supporting NASA, provide Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance assessments of space hardware ranging from concepts to operational systems.”
Publicity still for Interstellar, 2014, directed by Christopher Nolan.
Living the good life on a future space colony, illustrated by Pat Rawlings.
Cleveland, Ohio, as seen from the ISS on February 10, 2013. (NASA)
Moonraker, 1979, directed by Lewis Gilbert.