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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 [...]

Gravity Controls Enigmatic Moon's Geysers

These images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show how the pull of the planet affects the amount of material ejected by geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. It turns out that the moon launches more spray when it is farther away from Saturn. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell/SSI

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Cassini to Get Second Chance at Historic Image

The Cassini probe at Saturn took this image in 2006. Scientists hope to take a similar image in July. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA’s Cassini probe to Saturn is preparing itself to take a follow-up to the historic image it took in 2006.

The famous image was taken as the Cassini probe passed into [...]

Retro Space Images: McDivitt's Special Day

Happy Birthday to Jim McDivitt! Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

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

 

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Spacecraft Films: Gemini IX's Recovery

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On June 6, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew returned to Earth under the parachutes of their Gemini spacecraft; thus drawing to a close one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already lost its prime crew in an [...]

Retro Space Images: Extra-Vehicular Art

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

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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Spacecraft Films: The Launches of Gemini IX-A

Video courtesy of Spacecraft Films 

On June 3, 1966, the Gemini IX-A crew thundered into orbit—and the history books—atop their Titan launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It would become one of the most complex and dangerous missions in human space flight history. The mission had already [...]

Retro Space Images: Where Legends Walk

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To Walk In The Black — Ed White becomes the first American to walk in space on this date in 1965 on Gemini 4.

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Cassini Detects Changes in Titan’s Atmosphere

This artist’s impression of Saturn’s moon, Titan, shows the change in observed atmospheric effects before, during, and after equinox in 2009. The Titan globes also provide an impression of the detached haze layer that extends all around the moon (blue). This image was inspired by data from NASA’s Cassini mission. Image Credit: ESA

PASADENA, [...]