1968. Map by NASA. “Star Chart from Apollo 11.”
Star charts were used by astronauts during the Apollo missions to fix their location at any given time.
From the National Archives.
“Apollo 14. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Apollo 14 commander, pulls the modular equipment transporter (MET) under weightless conditions aboard an Air Force KC-135 out of Patrick Air Force Base. Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 lunar module pilot, is behind the MET. The KC-135 aircraft, flying a parabolic curve, creates a weightless environment providing a training exercise in preparation for the astronauts’ extravehicular activities (EVA) on the lunar surface. This training simulates the 1/6 gravity the astronauts will encounter on the moon.” From the NASA Human Spaceflight Gallery. Vintage Photographs on Photistoric.
19 Historic Photographs of NASA’s Apollo Missions.
The Apollo program was the largest peacetime commitment of resources in United States history. Landing a man on the moon cost an estimated $23 billion. Six of the spacecrafts out of a total of 17 successfully landed and returned from the moon. On July 20th, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon; the first to do so. The following images were taken from the NASA multimedia archives. Vintage Photographs on Photistoric.