This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on Dec. 7, 1972, by the crew of the final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, as they travelled toward the moon on their lunar landing mission
Image: Mass driver in Low Earth Orbit (Sydney Jordan & Theyan Rich, 1987). Read about nuclear waste disposal in Space
Book Review: Chris Hadfield, “The Apollo Murders”
“The novel is set is 1973, just after the cancellation of the last Apollo missions to the Moon.”
And Finally…Yes, We Did Go To The Moon
The Public Affairs Officer at the Johnson Space Centre, Houston, remarked, “As you can see, it’s only a paper fender, but the Moon is real.”
Eyewitness 5 – Mercury Capsule, Glasgow Student Charities Week, 1964
Gordon Cooper with Mercury capsules, 1963. This story takes us back to 1964
Eyewitness to History (4): Shuttle Trainer, Houston 27th July 1986
“The 1980 novel by Lee Correy visualised the Shuttle Atlantis making an emergency landing on Easter Island, which hadn’t been prepared for it, getting down by a miracle and causing a serious international incident. “
Building on the Moon
“If we’re going to live and work on another planet like Mars or the moon, we need to make concrete. But we can’t take bags of concrete with us — we need to use local resources” Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.
Manned Mars Missions 2
“In some circles, only unmanned exploration of Mars would be considered acceptable”
The Sky Above You: October
The Moon will be New on October 9th, and Full on October 24th.