Apollo 16 astronaut John Young examines a sample while on the move during a geology field trip to Mono Crater, California, June 1971.
Suit up. It’s geology time.
Having spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts returned to Earth on July 24, 1969, and were recovered by the USS Hornet after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
Miss one of our earlier posts from Apollo 11’s 45th anniversary? See the rest of our #Apollo45 series!
episode of the x files where mulder finds out his name isnt really fox its steve and he has a giant existential crisis and becomes an accountant
neil armstrong strums uke in quarantine post apollo 11.
Oh ok good to see this again
Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Jim Lovell and more at today’s renaming of the NASA O&C building for Neil Armstrong.
"I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is about, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth."—President John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961
In this month of auspicious space anniversaries, let us always remember the July 1961 Grand Bahama Island Epic Striding.
Lest we forget, today is Liberty Bell 7 day. We miss you, old friend.
As the Eagle, the Apollo 11 lunar module, lands on the Moon with just 17 seconds of fuel left, and Neil Armstrong says “Engine stop,” CAPCOM Charlie Duke in Mission Control almost dies of relief. July 20, 1969.
Then Deke Slayton tells some excited folks to calm the fuck down. You didn’t fuck with Deke. Just look at Fred Haise’s expression.
This is one of my favorite moments from Apollo 11. Charlie Duke’s reaction, where he realizes that they’ve done it.
Lots of amazing things happening right here.
SO WHAT IF I DO A BUNCH OF ADULT STUFF LIKE GOING TO WORK THEN OPENING AN ACCOUNT AT A CREDIT UNION AND THEN EAT A BUNCH OF CANDY AND PASS OUT WATCHING X FILES RIGHT WHEN I GET HOME!!!!!
Sounds like the perfect balance between real life and fun life to me. Way to be.
(Also, I’m super jealous of your day - mostly the X-Files & candy part obviously)