Apollo 12 launch
The huge, 363-foot tall Apollo 12 (Spacecraft 108/Lunar Module 6/Saturn 507) Space Vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, at 11:22 a.m. (EST). Aboard the Apollo 12 spacecraft were Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., Command Module Pilot; and Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module Pilot. Image Number: S69-58564 Date: November 14, 1969
Wernher von Braun, " Lunar Lander ", October 11, 1952
PHOTO REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont. American manned lunar lander. Study 1952. Von Braun's first lunar lander design was an immense spacecraft. Von Braun Lunar Lander INFO: www.astronautix.com/craft/vonander.htm Von Braun, NASA documents and biography: history.msfc.nasa.gov/vonbraun/ Werhner von Braun: " Moon lander vision ", Collier's magazine, October 18, 1952, Chesley Bonestell artist INFO: www.flickr.com/photos/mrdanbeaumont/16282304015/ Wernher von Braun: "Missile to Moon", documentary…
Apollo 6, Saturn-5 rocket, Pad-39a, February 6, 1968
KSC INFO: FOR RELEASE: February 6, 1968, Apollo 6 (A/S-502) the second unmanned space vehicle in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo/Saturn V program, leaves the Vehicle Assembly Building Feb. 6, 1968, for erection at Pad A of Complex 39. The 363 foot, three stage rocket and spacecraft, weighing 6,286,000 pounds when fueled, is being transported on the mobile launcher to the launch pad by the transporter. The transporter moves over the special constructed crawlerway…
Skylab 2/Saturn 1b rocket and Skylab 1/Saturn 5 rocket with the space station, May 7, 1973
NASA 73-H-406, Kennedy Space Center, May 7, 1973: Deliberate double exposure of rockets, actually 11/2 miles apart, compares Skylab 1 and Skylab 2 space vehicles on their pads at the launch center. Skylab 1, at right on Pad 39a, is the modified Saturn 5 rocket scheduled to lift the nation's first space station into earth orbit on May 14. Skylab 2, left, on Pad 39b, will lift astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr., Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Paul Weitz to their rendezvous and dock with the space…
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“50 years ago in @NASAhistory: Apollo 12 prepared to go to the Moon. 👨🚀👨🚀👨🚀 Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon and Alan Bean continued intensive training while the 🚀 Saturn V went through countdown demonstration tests ahead of the Nov. 14, 1969 liftoff. More: https://t.co/TDZzymnajN”
Why does the ascent stage of Apollo 11's lunar module look like it's made of paper?
Here's an image (AS11-40-5922) from Apollo 11 that NASA describes as: View of the ascent stage from the northeast. Note the wrinkled surface of the RCS plume deflector and the warping of the rea...
Wernher von Braun, in time of Sputnik, November 18, 1957
Top U.S. space expert and the moon rocket model in 57. Collection of photos available on Google LIFE Magazine in 2008. Here is a picture from the session photo and there is one which has made the cover of November 18, 1957 in the Sputnik crisis. The RM-1 spacecraft to the left of Mr. Von Braun, is the model that was used in the Disney movie "Trip Around the Moon" in 1955. Dan Beaumont report. WIKIPEDIA: Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a…
Orion III Spaceplane 2001 A Space Odyssey by bagera3005 on DeviantArt
The Orion III space plane is one of the most iconic vehicles in sci-fi movie epic "2001: A Space Odyssey." In this photo essay, we'll look at the Orion ... Orion III Spaceplane 2001 A Space Odyssey
Space Flight: the Coming Exploration of the Universe by Lester Del Rey, illustrated by John Polgreen, The Golden Library of Knowledge, 1959. Like many space-themed illustrations from this period, this cover shows (erroneously) a nearly cloudless Earth.
Wernher von Braun: " Top U. S. space expert ", and Moon rocket model, LIFE magazine, November 18, 1957
Ralph Crane, LIFE photo, source Google/Life 2008 (Free). REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont. LIFE MAGAZINE / November 18, 1957 / FULL SCAN: books.google.ca/books?id=vVYEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontc... Werhner von Braun 1957 INFO / Dan Beaumont Space Museum: www.flickr.com/photos/mrdanbeaumont/15544174008/in/photos... Von Braun, NASA documents and biography: history.msfc.nasa.gov/vonbraun/ Wernher von Braun: "Missile to Moon", documentary. PBS (2012) VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ch0OgkkJKI Wernher von…