Retrophisch

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humanoidhistory:

The Space Shuttle Discovery photographed from inside the International Space Station prior to docking, February 26, 2011. (NASA)

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newoldstockphotos:

A Pilot’s Life at 65,000 Feet over Alaska

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Ed White First American Spacewalker

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First Picture of the Earth and Moon in a Single Frame

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Moonset by Sentinel Mission/B612 Foundation on Flickr.

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humanoidhistory:

July 20, 1969 — Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin at work on the Moon, photographed by Neil Armstrong, who can be seen reflected in a couple of the images.

(NASA)

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ruckawriter:

This photograph, snapped by an astronaut aboard the ISS on December 12, 2013, shows a white flash of lightning amidst the yellow city lights of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Photo credit: NASA. Found at The Atlantic, InFocus.

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spaceexp:

Boeing continues to develop the CST-100 in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The spacecraft is designed to launch humans to low-Earth orbit and return them safely. The aerospace company says it is drawing from its experiences designing airliners for CST-100’s interior and other elements of the new spacecraft.

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ruckawriter:

One of the Expedition 39 crew members aboard the International Space Station used a 14mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph this pre-winter storm located just off the coast of southwestern Australia on March 29, 2014. A solar array panel on the orbital outpost is in the left side of the frame.

Photo credit: NASA. Found at The Atlantic: InFocus.

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ruckawriter:

humanoidhistory:

The Gemini-Titan 10 spacecraft attempts to rendezvous with the Agena Target Docking Vehicle on July 18, 1966. After docking, astronauts John Young and Michael Collins fired the 16,000 pound thrust engine of the Agena’s primary propulsion system to boost the combined spaceships into an orbit with “an apogee of 413 nautical miles to set a new altitude record for manned spaceflight.” (NASA)

Wonderful photoset.

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starwars:

We’r receiving a transmission…

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newoldstockphotos:

Explorer XVII Satellite

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humanoidhistory:

Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin at work on the Moon, 31 July 1971.

(NASA)

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ruckawriter:

Blast Off!, Spiegel Online, Picture This. Credit: Agence France-Presse.

Caption: Ever wondered what a rocket launch looks like up close? Like this. The image was taken during the launch of the Soyuz rocket carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The trio is bound for the International Space Station. They were supposed to arrive not long after their launch, but a thruster failure meant the initial attempt to dock was unsuccessful. The Soyuz capsule is now expected to hook up with the ISS on Thursday night.

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spaceexp:

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio during the Christmas Eve spacewalk

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gunsandposes-history:

The Moon, December 11, 1972. Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan with the Earth above him. (NASA)

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ruckawriter:

The Apollo 16 command module shown before splashdown on Apr. 27,1972, after completing a lunar landing mission.
Credit: NASA

From Space.com

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womeninspace:

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is a self proclaimed crafter. A week ago she made a stuffed dinosaur from scraps on the space station. The little T-rex is made form the lining of Russian food containers and the toy is stuffed with scraps from an old T-shirt. While many toys have flown into space, this is the first produced in space.

Photos: Karen Nyberg, via CollectSpace

So awesome. Just so awesome.

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Frog Photobombs NASA’s LADEE Launch by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.

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ruckawriter:

From Io9, three new panoramas of Mars, courtesy of NASA and Curiosity.

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n-a-s-a:

370-million-pixel starscape of the Lagoon Nebula

Credit: ESO 

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Lonely and forlorn: Mission Control (at Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center)

Endeavor Lifts Off on Its Last Mission

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Courtesy of spacevideo, in case, like yours truly, you missed watching it live.