Category: space

The United States launches a captured V-2 rock…

The United States launches a captured V-2 rocket at White Sands, New Mexico, November 21, 1946. (via)

ON THIS DAY: Rhea, moon of Saturn, observed by…

ON THIS DAY: Rhea, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on November 21, 2009.

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean stands by the Su…

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean stands by the Surveyor III probe with the lunar module in the background. Photo by Pete Conrad, November 20, 1969.

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Anaglyph stereo view of Apollo 12 astronaut Pe…

Anaglyph stereo view of Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad on the Moon near the rim of the Surveyor Crater, November 20, 1969, courtesy of Ulrich Lotzmann/NASA.

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean on the Moon, 20 …

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean on the Moon, 20 November 1969. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 12 astronauts Alan Be…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 12 astronauts Alan Bean and Pete Conrad on the Moon, November 20, 1969. Conrad, taking the photo, is reflected in Bean’s visor.

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The Moon, November 20, 1969. In a leftward pan…

The Moon, November 20, 1969. In a leftward pan, Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean snapped photos as Pete Conrad did some lunar geology work.

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TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Atlantis l…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands on Runway 33 at Cape Canaveral in Florida, November 20, 1995. (NASA)

November 20, 1969 – During the second moonwalk…

November 20, 1969 – During the second moonwalk of the Apollo 12 mission, astronaut Pete Conrad holds tongs to collect samples in the Block Crater. Note now dirty his legs are from tramping through the lunar soil.

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TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Con…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad stands between the lunar module and S-band antenna on the Moon, November 20, 1969. Photo by spaceman Alan Bean as he made his way back from Blocky Crater.

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