Category: neil armstrong

(16 July 1969) — A 70mm Airborne Lightwe…

(16 July 1969) — A 70mm Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) took this picture. ALOTS tracking camera mounted on an Air Force EC-135 aircraft flying at about 40,000 feet altitude photographed this event in the early moments of the Apollo 11 launch. The 7.6 million-pound thrust Saturn V (S-1C) first stage boosts the space vehicle to an altitude of 36.3 nautical miles at 50.6 nautical miles downrange in 2 minutes 40.8 seconds. The S-1C stage separates at 2 minutes 41.6 seconds after liftoff. The crew of the Apollo 11 NASA’s first lunar landing mission are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. The Apollo 11 launch was at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), July 16, 1969.

Lunar Landing Sites of the Apollo Missions 

Lunar Landing Sites of the Apollo Missions 

Astronauts of the Apollo Missions Part 1/2 

Astronauts of the Apollo Missions Part 1/2 

historical-spaceflight: August 1951 – Neil Arm…

historical-spaceflight:

August 1951 – Neil Armstrong began flying reconnaissance and bombing missions as a Navy pilot during the Korean War. 

During a low-altitude bombing run, Armstrong’s aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and lost a part of the right wing after a collision with a pole. The F9F continued to fly, and Armstrong flew it back towards friendly territory, planning to eject over Navy-controlled waters. After ejecting from the crippled aircraft, Armstrong ended up on land, and was soon rescued. 

Flying the F9F-2B Panther, Armstrong would fly 78 combat missions totalling 121 hours. He would leave the Navy in 1952, becoming a reserve officer with the rank of lieutenant (Junior Grade), and retire fully from the Navy in 1960

In the above photo, Ensign Neil Armstrong is flying 116, as wing-man to Lt. Ernie Moore in 107.

chartier: Neil Gaiman on meeting Neil Armstron…

chartier:

Neil Gaiman on meeting Neil Armstrong and imposter syndrome.

via Alan Baxter

egglybagelface96: ‘Spaceflight is a serious bu…

egglybagelface96:

‘Spaceflight is a serious business’ – Gemini crews having fun with photo-shoots.

Descending order, Gemini 4 commander-pilot James McDivitt, prime and back-up crew of Gemini 7, prime and back-up crew of Gemini 8.

G4-James McDivitt, Edward White. G7 Prime- Frank Borman II, Jim Lovell; Back-up- Edward White, Michael Collins. G8 Prime- David R. Scott, Neil Armstrong; Back-up Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon.

shuttleisland-blog: lightthiscandle: I had to post these…

shuttleisland-blog:

lightthiscandle:

I had to post these pictures of Neil Armstrong playing in the pool with his son, circa 1963.

So cute!

speciesbarocus:Neil Armstrong teaching at the University of…

speciesbarocus:

Neil Armstrong teaching at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, 1974.

neilarmstrong:If I don’t see Ryan Gosling making this classic…

neilarmstrong:

If I don’t see Ryan Gosling making this classic Neil face in First Man (2018) I will be very upset

humanoidhistory: Don’t buy into the viral fakery of accounts…

humanoidhistory:

Don’t buy into the viral fakery of accounts like History in Moments. This Ralph Morse photo is from March 1969, several months before Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969. Ugh.

Oh, here’s an actual photo of Neil Armstrong “eating his last breakfast on Earth before leaving for the moon.”