1971: Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin drive the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the surface of the moon. It’s the first off-planet automobile ride. Forty years after Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind, the Apollo program remains a singular cultural and technological achievement. The application of so much technology to a \[…\]
Kennedy Space Center, Amura Sushi: 3 days in Orlando - The Dairy Free Traveler
What an enjoyable time I had in Orlando two weeks ago! I’ve already told you about Tuesday of that week, when Therese and I met my friend Bob and his lovely wife Michelle for great food and culture in Winter … Continue reading →
The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon
On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With the successful launch of the Orion capsule, NASA is finally poised to go further again. So it’s important to remember how we got to the Moon — and why we stopped going.
Apollo 17 astronauts participated in preflight testing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to ensure the lunar rover would work on the moon. During development, the rover underwent extensive testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Image credit: NASA _____________________________________________ These official NASA photographs are being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the…
Neil Armstrong's photo legacy: Rare views of first man on the moon | collectSPACE
There is only one photo of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, and in it, he has his back to the camera. The first person to step foot on another planetary body, he was not camera shy. It was just that for most of the time on the moon, he had the only camera.