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Retro Space Images: Lunar Rover Simulations

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Ground Based Roving: Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin spend time at the Lunar Rover simulator located in the Crew Training Building at Kennedy Space Center. Scott and Irwin are assisted by support crew astronaut Joe Allen, who would also serve as CAPCOM during [...]

Northrop Grumman Kicks Off Apollo 11 Anniversary Weekend With BBQ at US Space Walk of Fame

Northrop Grumman hosted a barbecue luncheon for the men and women who worked on the Apollo Program. This and other events took place a day prior to the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

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Felt Rather Than Heard: The Historic Launch of Apollo 11 to the Moon

Humanity’s first piloted landing on the Moon was perhaps our species’ greatest triumph of the 20th century … or maybe of any century in history. Photo Credit: NASA

Forty-four years ago this very day, the ground in Florida shook to 7.7 million pounds of thrust as the largest and most powerful rocket ever brought [...]

Retro Space Images: Beginnings

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First Steps: The crew of Apollo 11 are seen here starting their voyage to the Moon from Pad 39A.

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Retro Space Images: Opening the Door

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The Start of an Era — Remembering STS-4, launched on this date in 1982. Astronauts Hank Hartsfield and Ken Mattingly are shown at Pad 39A on May 29, 1982.

 

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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: The Astronaut's Astronaut

Gus Grissom tests the fit of his spacesuit. Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Grissom Suits Up — Apollo 1 commander and former Mercury and Gemini Program astronaut Gus Grissom is shown suiting up for an altitude chamber test at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1966.

 

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Retro Space Images: Happy Birthday, Bruce!

Astronaut Bruce Mcandless trains for STS-14B. Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Happy Birthday Wishes to Astronaut Bruce McCandless — Photo of astronaut Bruce McCandless in February 1984 during the STS-41B space shuttle mission.

 

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Retro Space Images: Saturn Sunrise

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Apollo Ascends — The Saturn V (500-Foot Test Vehicle) at Pad 39A in the summer of 1966. Just three years later, NASA would complete the challenge set forth by President Kennedy and land men on the Moon.

 

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Report Incorrect, NASA Has No Plans to Abandon LC-39A

A recent article has suggested that NASA plans to abandon the iconic Launch Complex 39A. This however is incorrect. NASA has no plans to leave this important stucture in the dust of history. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — A recent article which stated that NASA’s famous Launch Complex-39A [...]