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.
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s robotic arm hovers over Earth’s horizon, backdropped by a starburst from the Sun. This photo was taken during the STS-77 shuttle mission in 1996
Our daily Shuttle magnificence!
Space Shuttle Endeavour on the launch pad prior to the STS-97 mission in November, 2000.
Vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard, foreground, and Ed Mitchell on the Moon, February 1971. (via)
An orbital sunrise brightens this view of space shuttle Discovery’s vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods, docking mechanism, remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS) and payload bay photographed by an STS-133 crew member on the shuttle during flight day 12 activities.
This picture looks surreal. It’s beautiful.
NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman aboard the ISS: “Amazing lightning storms over Malaysia.”
Credit: Reid Wiseman/NASA