JSC2011-E-205608 (2 Nov. 2011) --- The crews of the first and final Space Shuttle Mission. Crew of STS-1 John Young and Bob Crippen meet STS-135 crew members Doug Hurley, Chris Ferguson, Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim during training in 2011. Photo credit: NASA Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool
During Apollo 11's historic moon mission in July 1969, astronaut Buzz Aldrin unfurls a "solar wind sheet" designed to collect atomic particles blowing from the distant sun. The Lunar Excursion Module, which got Aldrin and Neil Armstrong safely to and from the lunar surface, stands behind him. by NASA
Apollo 8: " The first launch of Saturn 5 Moon rocket with crew", December 21, 1868
Ralph Morse, LIFE photo, source Google/Life 2008 (Free). REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont. APOLLO 8 launch: Relive! this fantastic launch on ABC," EXCEPTIONAL HISTORICAL MOMENT " Dec. 21, 1968 VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn00BvWwke0 APOLLO 8 Launch, Walter Cronkite: "This building is shaking under us" CBS News, December 21, 1968 VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVTHJjcTHE (Apollo 8 / Saturn 5 moon rocket) Day 1: Launch and Ascent to Earth O...