Category: Jim Lovell

Enjoy this picture of pissed-off Jim and Frank…

Enjoy this picture of pissed-off Jim and Frank I found a while ago

Look @ these boys!!!

Look @ these boys!!!

The Apollo 13 spacecraft heads toward a splash…

The Apollo 13 spacecraft heads toward a splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970.

View of Earth as photographed by the Apollo 8 …

View of Earth as photographed by the Apollo 8 astronauts on their return trip from the moon. 

(17 April 1970) — A water level view of …

(17 April 1970) — A water level view of the Apollo 13 recovery operations in the South Pacific Ocean. The three astronauts have egressed their spacecraft, and astronaut Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot, has already ascended to the helicopter. The other two crewmembers await the return of the “Billy Pugh” net. Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr. (center), commander, will remain in the life raft until astronaut John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot, has boarded the helicopter. A United States Navy underwater demolition team swimmer assist with the recovery operations. The three Apollo 13 crewmembers were flown to the USS Iwo Jima, prime recovery ship. Apollo 13 splashed down at 12:07:44 p.m. (CST), April 17, 1970, to safely conclude a perilous space flight.

(27 Dec. 1968) — The Apollo 8 capsule is…

(27 Dec. 1968) — The Apollo 8 capsule is seen being hoisted aboard the recovery carrier, USS Yorktown after its successful splashdown.

(20 April 1970) — The three crew men of …

(20 April 1970) — The three crew men of the problem plagued Apollo 13 mission are photographed during the first day of their postflight debriefing activity at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). Left to right, are astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., commander; John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot; and Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot. The apparent rupture of oxygen tank number two in the Apollo 13 Service Module (SM) and the subsequent damage forced the three astronauts to use the Lunar Module (LM) as a “lifeboat” to return home safely after their moon landing was canceled.

(11 Nov. 1966) — Technicians prepare to …

(11 Nov. 1966) — Technicians prepare to close the hatches of the Gemini-12 spacecraft in the white room atop Pad 19 after insertion of astronaut James A. Lovell Jr. (left), command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot. Liftoff was at 3:46 p.m. (EST), Nov. 11, 1966. Photo credit: NASA

Ultimate Guide to the (greatest) film, Apollo …

Ultimate Guide to the (greatest) film, Apollo 13 

Its on netflix again btw! 

(21-27 Dec. 1968) — This photograph is a…

(21-27 Dec. 1968) — This photograph is a view looking south toward the lunar horizon. The bright-rayed crater in the foreground is located at approximately 30 degrees south latitude and 110 degrees east longitude on the farside of the moon. This is another example of a bright rayed crater which the astronauts photographed during the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission. This type of feature readily stands out in the Apollo 8 photographs because it was photographed at a high sun angle.