F-15A launching an ASM-135 ASAT anti-satellite missile during testing, 1985
Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery
Canadarm2 floating high over the Red Sea.
Credit: NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman
The Space Shuttle Discovery moves at about 1 mile per hour toward the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, February 1997.
The transporter carries the 363-foot-high Apollo 12 Saturn V space vehicle from the VAB’s High Bay 3 at the start of the 3.5 mile rollout to Launch Complex 39A today. The transporter carried the 12.8 million pound load along the crawlerway at speeds under one mile per hour.
45 years ago, three astronauts blasted off on a mission to put man on the moon.
NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless walking above space shuttle payload bay.