I never get sick of posting McCall. This one features Ed White, performing NASA’s first space walk in 1965 (via x-ray delta one.)
I’ve always loved this symbolic montage of astronauts, scientists, engineers, and staff. Truly, Norman Rockwell had a knack for capturing the essence of both the ordinary and the extraordinary in life, depicting heroism with everyday humanity.
Feast your eyes on 10,000 photos of the Apollo moon landings, brought to you by the Project Apollo Archive, who gathered the highest resolution images of EVERYTHING and put them on Flickr in 2015. So lovely… so browsable.
PS: Please, kindly, stop believing the moon landings were a hoax. Here’s the best debunking essay I know of.
Welp, another year, and still nobody’s been back to the lunar surface. [sigh]
I have a particular fascination with space shuttle and orbiter concept art, partly due to being in “the Shuttle generation”. This is the space travel of my childhood. Anyway, this rendering is fairly late in the game, compared to other artwork I’ve posted in the past, and looks a lot closer to the final orbiter design we knew (and loved.) The famously (fantastically!) long runway is shown in the upper left.
Image via x-ray delta one. (No artist credit is given.)
A companion (in my eyes) to the post from last week, I present the other poster on my wishlist, A History of Space Travel, by Pop Chart Labs. It is glorious. It documents the entire history of manned spaceflight, for every country, in a detailed timeline. I will find room for this in my home, somewhere, someday.