Get lost in these fascinating spacecraft cutaway illustrations
Cross section, cutaway, or x-ray illustrations, call it whatever you want, but they're the best way to understand how things work. They are fascinating. In this new Sploid series we will present some of the best cutaway drawings from around the world. The first collection includes 32 awesome spacecrafts.
Apollo 10 Roll-out
Apollo 10 rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Complex 39B. This mission launched on May 18, 1969. The crew of Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan and John Young flew the "dress rehearsal" for the first human landing on the Moon. Image Number: 69PC-0109 Date: March 10, 1969
Prints (Saturn V & Sunset, Lantern Press Artwork) - 9 x 12 Art Print
Saturn V & Sunset, Lantern Press Artwork Art Prints: Printed in the USA on heavy stock paper High-end digital printing press guarantees color accuracy, durable imaging, and the high print resolution Multiple sizes available, ready for framing 11x14 is final size of matted print, Image is 7.5 inches x 10.5 inches Giclee Prints: Printed in the USA on thick textured acid-free watercolor paper Fine art inks; resistant to fading, archival quality, acid-free pigment to avoid discoloration over…
Want your own spacesuit? We know a guy...
We've all been there, watching the astronauts get suited up for their missions beyond our world and come walking out of Kennedy's Operations and Checkout Building (M7-355 O&C) decked out in their flight suits - and wishing it was us. While boarding a spacecraft bound for the black sky is not in the offing anytime soon, one man is working to at least provide you with the appropriate apparel.
A Rille Runs Through It
This oblique view of the Moon's surface was photographed by the Apollo 10 astronauts in May of 1969. Center point coordinates are located at 13 degrees, 3 minutes east longitude and 7 degrees, 1 minute north latitude. One of the Apollo 10 astronauts attached a 250mm lens and aimed a handheld 70mm camera at the surface from lunar orbit for a series of pictures in this area. Image # : AS10-31-4646 Date: May 23, 1969
humanoidhistory: “The Saturn/Apollo stack moves out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, painting by Robert McCall. (Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum) ”
Apollo Image Gallery
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