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The Story of How Neil Armstrong Became the First Man on the Moon
Portrait of the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo crew launched into the sky from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong left the Eagle and became the first human to ever walk on the moon.
Splashdown. Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. It was launched on April 11, 1970, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17.
May 13, 1992, Record-Setting Spacewalk on Endeavour's First Mission
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. One of Sally Ride's jobs was to call out "Roll program" seven seconds after launch. "I'll guarantee that those were the hardest words I ever had to get out of my mouth," she said later. Image Credit: NASA
How to use HDR to get a more realistic result from photographs
Apollo 14 Command Module. This photo is named "The Life Boat" by Photographer William Beem. This is NOT an easy shot, as I've seen this control module up close and personal at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The room is dark and the spotlight on the control module makes it difficult for even the seasoned photographers. Bravo William Beem for making composing an evocative photo!
Sonic Boom Meets Sun Dog
Video from Kennedy Space Center Apollo Center February 11, 2010. Launch of Solar Dynamics Observatory on an Atlas V rocket. About 1 minute 14 seconds after liftoff the vehicle went supersonic. The shock wave obliterated a sun dog. It was really beautiful, and poetic for this mission. A sun dog or parhelion is a bright rainbow effect in the sky caused by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals.
30 Sep 1971 | Prime crew for Apollo 17 lunar landing mission are: Commander, Eugene A. Cernan (seated), Command Module pilot Ronald E. Evans (right), and Lunar Module pilot, Harrison H. Schmitt. They are photographed with a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) trainer. Cernan and Schmitt used an LRV during their exploration of the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Apollo 17 Saturn V Moon rocket is in the background. This picture was taken at Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida...