Author: ~Le Voyage dans la Lune~

The prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission a…

The prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission are seen inside an Apollo command module boilerplate during water egress training activity in the Gulf of Mexico. From foreground, are astronauts Jim McDivitt, commander; Dave Scott, command module pilot; and Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

This photograph of the moon was taken after tr…

This photograph of the moon was taken after trans-Earth insertion when the Apollo 10 spacecraft was high above the lunar equator near 27 degrees east longitude. North is about 20 degrees left of the top of the photograph. Apollo Landing Site 3 is on the lighted side of the terminator in a dark area just north of the equator. Apollo Landing Site 2 is near the lower left margin of the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis), which is the large, dark area near the center of the photograph.

spiritofapollo:

spiritofapollo:

John Glenn, first American in orbit, congratulating Scott Carpenter, second American in orbit, after his mission.

astronotmovie:

astronotmovie:

Looks fun, yet tricky. An early Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, May 1963.

(11 Dec. 1968) — Astronaut Russell L. Sc…

(11 Dec. 1968) — Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 9 space mission, is seen inside Chamber “A,” Space Environment Simulation Laboratory, Building 32, participating in dry run activity in preparation for extravehicular activity which is scheduled in Chamber “A.” The purpose of the scheduled training is to familiarize the crewmen with the operation of EVA equipment in a simulated space environment. In addition, metabolic and workload profiles will be simulated on each crewman. Astronauts Schweickart and Alan L. Bean, backup lunar module pilot, are scheduled to receive thermal-vacuum training simulating Earth-orbital EVA.

blunt-science:

blunt-science:

Ronald Reagan Addressing the Nation from The Oval Office on the Evening After the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. January 28th, 1986.

Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, partic…

Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, participates in simulation training in preparation for the scheduled lunar landing mission. He is in the Apollo Lunar Module Mission Simulator in the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Flight Crew Training Building.

Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom

Ed White

Roger Chaffee

Rest in Peace….. 

If we die, we want people to accept it. We&rsq…

If we die, we want people to accept it. We’re in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.

(18 Oct. 1966) — The Apollo 1 prime crew…

(18 Oct. 1966) — The Apollo 1 prime crewmembers for the first manned Apollo Mission (204) prepare to enter their spacecraft inside the altitude chamber at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Entering the hatch is astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, commander; behind him is astronaut Roger B. Chaffee, lunar module pilot; standing at the left with chamber technicians is astronaut Edward H. White II, command module pilot.