margieargie:

If you’ve ever seen Apollo 13, but not listened to the Lovells’ commentary track, do it as soon as you can.  You’ll learn a lot about the mission and NASA and the like, you’ll see just how incredibly accurate the movie is in so many details, you’ll see how good Ron Howard was at picking just what did need to be changed and cut out and condensed to make it work as a movie, and as an added bonus you get some adorable moments of the two as a loving couple. :)

I think I need to rewatch this commentary very very soon

thewoodlanders:

Great 7 minute video here, which someone smarter than me may be able to embed, but it’s silent raw footage from the Nixon library showing the Apollo 11 splashdown and procedures on the Hornet. Lots of the 3 moonboys, as well as Frank, who was there telling Nixon what to do as the NASA-WH liaison. 

capcomcharlie:

Happy Birthday, Spaceboy.

capcomcharlie:

Happy Birthday, Spaceboy.

chrisgaffey:

July 21st 1969.  The moon from 10,000 nautical miles. Photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its journey home to Earth. 

chrisgaffey:

July 21st 1969.  The moon from 10,000 nautical miles. Photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its journey home to Earth. 

lightthiscandle:

August 5, 1969: Neil Armstrong celebrates his 39th birthday in lunar quarantine after returning from the moon on July 24.
Happy birthday, Neil - we miss you.

Lots of Neil feelings today. And basically the whole month of August. And the whole summer, And all the time.

lightthiscandle:

August 5, 1969: Neil Armstrong celebrates his 39th birthday in lunar quarantine after returning from the moon on July 24.

Happy birthday, Neil - we miss you.

Lots of Neil feelings today. And basically the whole month of August. And the whole summer, And all the time.

humanoidhistory:

Gordon Cooper and John Glenn discuss the spacesuit and equipment Cooper will be wearing during his Mercury 9 flight, January 1963.

humanoidhistory:

Gordon Cooper and John Glenn discuss the spacesuit and equipment Cooper will be wearing during his Mercury 9 flight, January 1963.

thewoodlanders:

The Gemini twins tell the story of Lovell accidentally wiping the computer system while orbiting the moon, back in 2008.

thewoodlanders:

The Gemini twins tell the story of Lovell accidentally wiping the computer system while orbiting the moon, back in 2008.

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lightthiscandle:

The LIFE archive contains a few NASA photos of Apollo 15 on the moon, and the photographer is credited as “freelance.” For some reason, this is my favorite thing.

lightthiscandle:

The LIFE archive contains a few NASA photos of Apollo 15 on the moon, and the photographer is credited as “freelance.” For some reason, this is my favorite thing.

astronautfashions:

humanoidhistory:

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.

astronautfashions:

humanoidhistory:

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.