Category: space

Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke on the Moon, …

Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke on the Moon, April 23, 1972. (NASA)

ON THIS DAY: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young wo…

ON THIS DAY: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young works at the lunar rover on April 22, 1972. (NASA)

The Moon, April 22, 1972.

The Moon, April 22, 1972.

Planet Earth on July 26, 1971, as seen from th…

Planet Earth on July 26, 1971, as seen from the Apollo 15 spacecraft as it zoomed toward the Moon. (Apollo Archive)

The future scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey are…

The future scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey are never set on Earth, but the big blue marble still looms large in the background.

Planet Earth, seen from the Apollo 11 spacecra…

Planet Earth, seen from the Apollo 11 spacecraft as it orbited the Moon, July 1969.

(NASA)

Happy Earth Day from the 16th century! Behold …

Happy Earth Day from the 16th century! Behold world maps from Atlas de Battista Agnese, circa 1544, by Italian cartographer Battista Agnese (1500-1564). (via)

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walked …

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean walked on the Moon. In 1983, he painted this view of Earth.

The Moon, April 22, 1972.

The Moon, April 22, 1972.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On April 22, 1972, astronaut…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On April 22, 1972, astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke go on the second moonwalk of the Apollo 16 mission.