Jul 15 Reblogged
An employe of Russian Space Training Center hangs out to dry space suits (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)
Jul 15 Reblogged
31 Oct 1962: The New Nine (and a couple of hangers-on ;-)) are forced to pose for stupid photos.
The quality of the photo makes it look like 1862 though, so maybe the phoney rocket is actually a time-machine, and these guys were pioneers in every sense of the word.
Jul 14 Reblogged
claudette: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 10 April 2008.
On the Vastitas Borealis. Believe this image runs about 660 km from 79°N 55°E to 68°N 62°E.
Composite of 3 visible light images for colour and one monochrome for detail. Colour balance is not naturalistic.
Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.
Jul 11 Reblogged
(April 1970)—-Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan (right), backup crew commander of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission, pours a scoop-full of sample material into a bag held by astronaut Joe H. Engle, Apollo 14 backup crew lunar module pilot. The two joined the prime crew members and other Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) personnel on a training trip to various areas of Hawaii. Here in Kapoho, the two backup crew members for NASA’s next lunar landing mission are taking part in a full simulation of a traverse on the lunar surface. Note the check-list on Cernan’s left wrist. He carries a penetrometer in his belt. The terrain in this area bears many similarities to that on the lunar surface. (Photo credit: NASA)
*Kramers through the door*
A GOOD POST.
Jul 08 Reblogged
From 1962: A mannequin astronaut “is carried to a display area in David Jones’ Market Street store yesterday…The suit, which is a replica of those worn by Colonel John Glenn and Lieutenant Commander Scott Carpenter on their orbital space flights, has already been exhibited in the Far East. The wax head in the helmet is a wax sculpture of Carpenter. The space capsule used in the first orbital flight will arrive in Sydney on July 15 and will be displayed in Hyde Park.”
Raise your hand if you’re terrified
PUT HIM BACK IN THE WATER HE CANNOT SURVIVE OUT OF THE WATER
I am uncomfortable.
Jul 06 Reblogged
One of Florida’s hidden gems, the Chalet Suzanne restaurant in Lake Wales, will close on August 4. Known for its lavish, Bavarian-styled decor and swiss-dressed waitresses, the restaurant has been in operation since 1931.
During the Apollo program, the frequent diner and Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin reccomended the Chalet’s Spinach and Mushroom soup as part of their mission fare. Apollo 16’s crew also followed suit. Incredibly, Alexi Leonov and Valeri Kubasov, the Russian crew of the joint U.S.- U.S.S.R. Apollo-Soyuz Test Project chose the soup to be launched on their Soyuz Spacecraft for the mission!
Chalet Suzanne was so proud of this honor (and rightly so!) that to this day, and up until they close, they sell cans of “Moon Soup Romaine”, as seen in the image above.