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21 Oct 14 2:29:00 GMT
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Retro Space Images: Launch Complex 19

Photo Credit: J.L. Pickering

In Better Days: Photo taken in November 1983 showing a late afternoon view of Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral. The blockhouse and erector made famous in the Gemini Program are clearly visible in this photo. Anyone who has visited the pad in recent years will see that time has [...]

Retro Space Images: Smiles All Around

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The “Good Ole Days” — Gemini 11 astronauts Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad are welcomed aboard the recovery ship U.S.S. Guam on September 15, 1966.

 

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Retro Space Images: A Different Mode of Transportation

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Not Exactly a Saturn V — Astronaut Neil Armstrong aboard a mule during an astronaut training field trip to the Grand Canyon in  1964.

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Retro Space Images: Preparing for History

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Can You Train for History? — Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong during extra-vehicular activity training exercises at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in April 1969.

 

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Retro Space Images: McDivitt's Special Day

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Birthday Wishes — Happy birthday to Gemini and Apollo Program space veteran Jim McDivitt!

 

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Retro Space Images: Extra-Vehicular Art

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Remembering Gemini 9 — Gene Cernan became the second American to walk in space on this date in 1966. This retro NASA art release shows how the original EVA plans looked.

 

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Retro Space Images: The Gator's Jaws

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A Gator With Teeth — Remembering Gemini 9 and the ATDA that Tom Stafford named “the angry alligator.”

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Retro Space Images: Remembering Pete

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Remembering Pete — Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad was born on this date in 1930. Conrad is shown here during preparation for the Gemini 5 launch in August 1965.

 

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Neil Armstrong, First Moonwalker, Dead at 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon has died from complications following cardiac bypass surgery – he was 82. Photo Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon died today from complications stemming from recent cardiac bypass surgery – he was 82. Armstrong was dubbed a ‘reluctant [...]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Interview

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – AmericaSpace was deeply honored to have Apollo astronaut Thomas P. Stafford sit down with us and discuss what made him want to become an astronaut, what his experiences were like in the early days of the Space Age and what his hopes were [...]