Tuesday, September 2, 2014
todaysdocument:


Gemini V Mission Image - Tropical Storm, 08/27/1965
From the file unit: Gemini V, 08/21/1965 - 08/28/1965

Although the storm in this photo is not identified, the date coincides with the formation of Hurricane Betsy, one of the costliest storms of that time (nicknamed “Billion Dollar Betsy”), and which even forced Gemini V to adjust its mission schedule.

I really like this photo. “Yo, Betsy! You tried to keep us from launching into space! Well, look where we are now!”

todaysdocument:

Gemini V Mission Image - Tropical Storm, 08/27/1965

From the file unit: Gemini V, 08/21/1965 - 08/28/1965

Although the storm in this photo is not identified, the date coincides with the formation of Hurricane Betsy, one of the costliest storms of that time (nicknamed “Billion Dollar Betsy”), and which even forced Gemini V to adjust its mission schedule.

I really like this photo. “Yo, Betsy! You tried to keep us from launching into space! Well, look where we are now!”

astronautfilm:

#WhatIsNASAFor

(Source: pennyfornasa)

spacewatching:

Astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, STS-116 mission specialist, attired in a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit, awaits a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near Johnson Space Center.

spacewatching:

Astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, STS-116 mission specialist, attired in a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit, awaits a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near Johnson Space Center.

humanoidhistory:

An island grows in the Pacific, photographed by Landsat 8 on August 21, 2014. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

An island grows in the Pacific, photographed by Landsat 8 on August 21, 2014. (NASA)

mudwerks:

(via martin klasch: Astronauts)
Dreams of Space: Astronauts (1961)

I’m fairly sure that Figure E-F is drawn to look like America’s very first capcom, Deke Slayton.
In other words: There are Deke paper dolls.

mudwerks:

(via martin klasch: Astronauts)

Dreams of Space: Astronauts (1961)

I’m fairly sure that Figure E-F is drawn to look like America’s very first capcom, Deke Slayton.

In other words: There are Deke paper dolls.

Monday, September 1, 2014
asonlynasacan:

Hope y’all had a great Labor Day weekend… But alas, work is back again.
Mike Collins hard at work in 1969, training for Apollo 11. NASA photo.

asonlynasacan:

Hope y’all had a great Labor Day weekend… But alas, work is back again.

Mike Collins hard at work in 1969, training for Apollo 11. NASA photo.

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean during a break in water egress training, September 1969.

Neil Armstrong uses “no hands” while racing with his son, 1963.

Neil Armstrong uses “no hands” while racing with his son, 1963.

Flight Director Chris Kraft during a rehearsal for Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 spaceflight, May 1961.

Flight Director Chris Kraft during a rehearsal for Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 spaceflight, May 1961.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
colchrishadfield:

Even if you’ve walked on the Moon, airshows pull your eyes skyward. With Charlie Duke at AIR14, Switzerland.

colchrishadfield:

Even if you’ve walked on the Moon, airshows pull your eyes skyward. With Charlie Duke at AIR14, Switzerland.