Category: space

Inside the firing room at Cape Canaveral during an Apollo 12 launch test, October 29, 1969.

2001: A Space Odyssey premiered on this day in 1968.

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979.

The art of the cutaway, 1965-1975: illustrations by Davis Meltzer, Rick Guidice, Werner Büdeler, and Phil Santos.

Star Trek art by Paul Wenzel for a jigsaw puzzle from F.X. Schmid, 1993.

The king of social distancing: Bruce McCandless on an untethered spacewalk, freely maneuvering up to 320 feet away from the Shuttle Challenger, February 7, 1984.

The rings of Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe, April 2016. (NASA)




Scenes from the Apollo 18 mission to the Moon, May 1973. (NASA)

Of course this is bullshit as the last mission to the Moon was Apollo 17

Incorrect, Apollo missions 11 thru 17 were all faked. Missions 18 to 21 were all real. The Apollo program finally ended when President Spiro Agnew pulled the plug because the government needed money for the war in Australia.

April Fool’s Day pranks were more fun in 2015. I simply wouldn’t do this kind of post in 2020.

Self-isolating on the go: Apollo 11 astronauts in the Mobile Quarantine Facility are unloaded at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas after a flight from Hawaii, July 1969.

Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott in the open hatch of the Apollo 9 spacecraft on March 6, 1969.