Category: EVA

(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.

David Scott, in full spacesuit, holds maneuver…

David Scott, in full spacesuit, holds maneuvering unit while suspended in a weightless state during extravehicular activity (EVA) training in a C-135 Air Force plane.

One of the Apollo 17 crew photographed this vi…

One of the Apollo 17 crew photographed this view during lunar surface extravehicular activities at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Lunar Rover Vehicle , which was used extensively by astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, is visible in the background.

An excellent view of the Apollo 14 Lunar Modul…

An excellent view of the Apollo 14 Lunar Module on the moon, as photographed during the first Apollo 14 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The astronauts- Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell- have already deployed the U.S. flag.

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Has…

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Hasselblad camera during his EVA on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken by CMP David Scott from the hatch of the Command Module. 

Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden perfo…

Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden performing the first ever Cislunar Transit EVA on August 5th, 1971. This photograph was taken from a 16mm Maurer camera mounted in the hatch of the Command Module. 

(20 July 1969) — The deployment of the E…

(20 July 1969) — The deployment of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP) is photographed by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, during the crew extravehicular activity (EVA). Here, astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, is deploying the Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP). Already deployed is the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR-3), which can be seen to the left and further in the background. In the center background is the Lunar Module. A flag of the United States is deployed near the LM. In the far left background is the deployed black and white lunar surface television camera. Armstrong took this picture with the 70mm lunar surface camera, also.

(19 Nov. 1969) — Astronaut Charles Conra…

(19 Nov. 1969) — Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., commander of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, stands at the Module Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA) on the Lunar Module (LM) following the first Apollo 12 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The erectable S-band antenna is already deployed at right. The carrier for the Apollo Lunar Hand Tools (ALHT) is near Conrad. While astronauts Conrad and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, descended in the LM to explore the lunar surface, astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

(12 Dec. 1972) — Astronaut Eugene A. Cer…

(12 Dec. 1972) — Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan (on left) and scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt walk through a field of small boulders during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, as seen in this black and white reproduction taken from a color television transmission made by the color RCA TV camera mounted on the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Cernan is the Apollo 17 commander; and Schmitt is the lunar module pilot. Astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit. (Their backs are toward the camera)

(23 April 1972) — Astronaut Charles M. D…

(23 April 1972) — Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, examines closely the surface of a large boulder at North Ray Crater during the third Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Descartes landing site. This picture was taken by astronaut John W. Young, commander. Note the chest-mounted 70mm Hasselblad camera. While astronauts Young and Duke descended in the Apollo 16 Lunar Module (LM) “Orion” to explore the Descartes highlands landing site on the moon, astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Casper” in lunar orbit.