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Apollo Program
Bell X-1
Gemini Program
Mercury Program
Apollo Spacecraft Development
Apollo/Soyuz (US/Russia)
Atlas V (US)
Belka & Strelka (Russia)
Dream Chaser Shuttle (Sierra Nevada - US)
Early Moon Landing Concepts
Early Spaceflight/Space Station Concepts
Early Rocket Development
Explorer Program
International Space Station (ISS)
Laika, First Animal in Space (Russia)
Lifting Body/Space Plane Development (US)
Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) Concepts (US)
MIR Space Station (Russia)
Orion Spacecraft
Propulsion Systems
Russia in Space
Russian Moon Program
Russian Shuttle Program (Buran)
Russian Space Probes
Silver-Bird (Proposed, WWII, Nazi Space Plane Bomber)
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Apollo Program

The ascent stage of the Lunar Module returning from the Moon, Apollo 17, December 1972 - Imgur

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Live From the Moon

The Apollo program, seen live, unedited, and everywhere, became a genuine experience of global intimacy, and an early example of reality TV.

On January 13, 1969, technicians in the Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building position the Lunar Module 4 in preparation for mating with the Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter. The Lunar Module 4 will fly in the May 1969 Apollo 10 lunar orbit mission atop the Spacecraft 106 and Saturn 505 vehicle.

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On January 13, 1969, technicians in the Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building position the Lunar Module 4 in preparation for mating with the Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter. The Lunar Module 4 will fly in the May 1969 Apollo 10 lunar orbit mission atop the Spacecraft 106 and Saturn 505 vehicle.

|| Candid shot of the crew of Apollo 11, by Bill Eppridge for LIFE magazine

sagan*sense - Another great photo shoot from Bill Eppridge, this...

Another great photo shoot from Bill Eppridge, this...

Neil Armstrong at the Commander’s position in Eagle.

Apollo 11 - Hamish Lindsay

Neil Armstrong at the Commander’s position in Eagle.

Long Island Airpower

Long Island Airpower

Celebrating the aircraft designed and built on Long Island, along with other planes I think are beautiful.

1968 ... Apollo: Lunar Excursion Module

1968 ... Apollo: Lunar Excursion Module

Explore x-ray delta one's photos on Flickr. x-ray delta one has uploaded 20507 photos to Flickr.

Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center | NASA

Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. After serving through the Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs, the mammoth structure now is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles and to continue as a part of America's efforts to explore space for another 50 years.

Only Saturn V rocket still in existence - Business Insider

We visited the most powerful rocket ever built — and it was even better than we expected

Pictures that help give you an idea of what it took to get to the moon and what it'll take to return.

Neil Armstrong

Rare photos of Neil Armstrong

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Bell X-1

Chuck Yeager Signature Inside Bell X-1

Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

The X-1 proved an aircraft could travel faster than sound and gathered transonic flight data that is still valuable.

Actor Sam Shepard (who plays Chuck Yeager) & the real Chuck Yeager (who served as one of the film's technical consultants) on-set during the filming of "The Right Stuff" (1983)

An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff

Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts were little more than alien quarry or asteroid bait. In Kaufman's hands, however, spaceflight became a far more human pursuit—a story not of external threats but inner resolve. With its three-hour-plus run time and unconventional structure, the film—which tells the story of test pilots like Chuck Yeager and Gordon Cooper as they break the sound barrier and launch…

Captain Charles E Yeager is in the cockpit of the Bell X-1 supersonic research aircraft, Muroc Army Air Force Base, California, October 1947. He became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight on October 14.

Captain Charles E Yeager is in the cockpit of the Bell X-1 supersonic...

Captain Charles E Yeager is in the cockpit of the Bell X-1 supersonic research aircraft, Muroc Army Air Force Base, California, October 1947. He became the first man to fly faster than the speed of... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis

X-Planes

A collection of famous experimental aircraft which had a significant impact on the development of modern aviation technology.

Chuck Yeager & the Bell X-1. When Chuck Yeager strapped himself into the cockpit of the Bell X-1, hanging in the belly of a B-29, there were many who felt that he wouldn't return alive. Several men before him had died attempting to break the sound barrier.

General Chuck Yeager, USAF | Academy of Achievement

"It didn't make any difference to me whether I thought the airplane would go faster than sound. I was assigned as a test pilot on it, and it was my duty to fly it." The plane was the X-1, the year was 1947, the pilot was Chuck Yeager. But even before he made history by breaking the sound barrier, Yeager's exploits during World War II had made him a legend among his fellow flyers. Shot down over occupied France, the wounded flyer successfully evaded capture and crossed the Pyrenees into…

Honoring the men and machines of the golden age of experimental aircraft.

The Test Pilots: Photo

Honoring the men and machines of the golden age of experimental aircraft.

Charles "Chuck" Yeager stopped by the Museum last Friday to visit with the Bell X-1, the airplane in which he broke the sound barrier 68 years ago last month.

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Charles "Chuck" Yeager stopped by the Museum last Friday to visit with the Bell X-1, the airplane in which he broke the sound barrier 68 years ago last...

The Test Pilots

The Test Pilots: Photo

Honoring the men and machines of the golden age of experimental aircraft.

Bell X-1 - Ready for Inspection - Aircraft - Britmodeller.com

Bell X-1

After my all-grey F-15E last week, I thought Id brighten things up with the other extreme - the Bell X-1, probably the most orange thing ever to go supersonic. Its the Revell 1/32 kit, moulded in eye-wateringly bright plastic, and treated to a complete rescribe and aftermarket decals. A bit of sc...

Bell X-1 rockets

Bell-X1 | Aircraft

Bell X-1 Rocket Plane first to break the Sound Barrier

Bell X-1 Cockpit cross-section- This is the jet Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in.

Bell X-1 Cockpit

Bell X-1 Cockpit cross-section- This is the jet Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in.

Bell X-1 Engine Black Betsy

Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

The X-1 proved an aircraft could travel faster than sound and gathered transonic flight data that is still valuable.

Bell X-1 Engines

Bell X-1 Engine Black Betsy

Bell X-1 Engines

Gemini Program

Rare, Vintage NASA Astronauts’ Photos Capture ‘Voyages Beyond Our Home’

Previously unseen photos taken in space and on the moon by NASA's pioneering astronauts will be on display before going to auction later this month.

sid — gunsandposes-history: NASA’s Gemini-7 spacecraft...

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gunsandposes-history: “ NASA’s Gemini-7 spacecraft seen from the Gemini-6 capsule during their rendezvous mission on December 15, 1965. In space, of course. Photos were taken with a 70mm Hasselblad...

Gemini Space Capsule

Gemini Space Capsule

On August 23, 1965, Gemini 6 astronaut Tom Stafford trains for space in…

HUMANOID HISTORY

50 YEARS AGO TODAY – On August 23, 1965, Gemini 6 astronaut Tom Stafford trains for space in Galveston, Texas. (NASA)

r/OldSchoolCool: /r/OldSchoolCool**History's cool kids, looking fantastic!**A pictorial and video celebration of history's coolest kids, everything from beatniks to bikers, mods to rude boys, hippies to ravers. And everything in between. If you've found a photo, or a photo essay, of people from the past looking fantastic, here's the place to share it.

Neil Armstrong training for the Apollo 11 moon landing, 1969

/r/OldSchoolCool **History's cool kids, looking fantastic!** A pictorial and video celebration of history's coolest kids, everything from...

Gemini 11 maintenance  (July 21, 1966) The Gemini 11 spacecraft is lowered onto a dolly for preflight maintenance before stacking on the Titan rocket at the Kennedy Space Center. Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad would liftoff in this spacecraft on September 12, 1966 for a mission lasting almost three days. The crew practiced docking with the Agena unmanned docking craft, and Gordon also performed two spacewalks during the mission.

Gemini 11 maintenance

The Gemini 11 spacecraft is lowered onto a dolly for preflight maintenance before stacking on the Titan rocket at the Kennedy Space Center. Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad would liftoff in this spacecraft on September 12, 1966 for a mission lasting almost three days. The crew practiced docking with the Agena unmanned docking craft, and Gordon also performed two spacewalks during the mission. Image Number: s66-47635 Date: July 21, 1966

Why was it called Gemini? Hint: notice the two seats.

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Gemini IV achieved the first American spacewalk, a major step toward living and working in space.

From the Lovely Apollo Room': 50 Years Since Apollo 7 Brought America's Lunar Goal Closer (Part 3) By Ben Evans, on October 21st, 2018

‘From the Lovely Apollo Room’: 50 Years Since Apollo 7 Brought America’s Lunar Goal Closer (Part 3)

Apollo 7 50th anniversary article (Part 3)

John Young and Michael Collins of Gemini 10.

Space Hardware — John and Mike of Gemini 10.

John Young and Michael Collins of Gemini 10.

Project Gemini: Titan II

Project Gemini: Titan II

Gemini VII Launch  The Gemini VII spacecraft, carrying astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, was successfully launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from Pad 19 at Cape Canaveral, FL.   Image #: s65-61650 Date: December 4, 1965

Gemini VII Launch

The Gemini VII spacecraft, carrying astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, was successfully launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from Pad 19 at Cape Canaveral, FL. Image Number: s65-61650 Date: December 4, 1965

Gimini / Titan Rocket

Gimini / Titan Rocket

Rare Pictures From the Dawn of NASA Spaceflight

Newly released digital scans offer a rare high-resolution glimpse into NASA's Project Gemini, the precursor to the Apollo moon missions.

Buzz on Gemini

Rare Pictures From the Dawn of NASA Spaceflight

Newly released digital scans offer a rare high-resolution glimpse into NASA's Project Gemini, the precursor to the Apollo moon missions.

Mercury Program

Alan Shepard, the second person in space and the first American to travel in space

Alan Shepard, the second person in space and the first American to travel in space

58 years ago today, on April 9, 1959, NASA announced the first seven astronauts that would become known as the “Mercury Seven” for Project Mercury. Pictured here from right to left are the astronauts:...

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58 years ago today, on April 9, 1959, NASA announced the first seven astronauts that would become known as the “Mercury Seven” for Project Mercury. Pictured here from right to left are the astronauts:...

On April 25, 1961, Grissom dons the new Mercury spacesuit as he awaits participation in the emergency water egress training. He stands near the mockup Mercury capsule on the deck of the ship.

Mercury Redstone 4: Photos from Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 Spaceflight

Gus Grissom, was one of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts and became the second American to go to space on July 21, 1961. See photos from his mission here!

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All sizes | The Launch of Mercury-Redstone | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

John Glenn, 1962. The former test pilot who sat on top of thousands of pound of rocket fuel and hoped for the best. Guts. Seven years later we were on the Moon.

'It seems like only a few weeks ago': John Glenn fever grips America as nation remembers historic first flight around the globe 50 years ago

Hundreds of NASA workers jammed a space center auditorium, three days before the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic flight, to see and hear the first American to circle the Earth.

The cargo inside this titanium can measuring 6 feet wide? U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard, the first American to travel into space.

The Freedom 7 Capsule

On May 5, 1961, this capsule was launched atop a Redstone rocket nearly 7 stories high, reaching a velocity of 5180 mph (8,336 kph) and an altitude of 116 miles (186 km). The suborbital flight had a duration just over 15 minutes. The cargo inside this titanium can measuring 6 feet wide? U.S. Navy C

Mercury

US Spacecraft Cockpits

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Apollo Spacecraft Development

Only Saturn V rocket still in existence - Business Insider

We visited the most powerful rocket ever built — and it was even better than we expected

Pictures that help give you an idea of what it took to get to the moon and what it'll take to return.

1962: NASA director of manned space flights Brainerd D. Holmes w. model of Saturn C-5 rocket.

1962: NASA director of manned space flights Brainerd D. Holmes w. model of Saturn C-5 rocket.

Apollo/Soyuz (US/Russia)

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Atlas V (US)

Atlas D series, Assembly Line-------2-24-59; caption: Atlas D Ass[embl]y Line, D Missiles on docks

Atlas D series, Assembly Line-------2-24-59; caption: Atlas D Ass[embl]y Line, D Missiles on docks

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Belka & Strelka (Russia)

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Dream Chaser Shuttle (Sierra Nevada - US)

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Early Moon Landing Concepts

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Early Spaceflight/Space Station Concepts

Early Rocket Development

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Explorer Program

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International Space Station (ISS)

Earth from above: The most spectacular photos ever taken from the International Space Station

Earth from above: The most spectacular photos ever taken from the International Space Station

Ever since it launched in 1998, the International Space Station has proven to be a fantastic viewpoint for photography, peering down at the mountains, deserts, cities and seas. New Atlas rounds up some of the best images snapped from humanity’s eye in the sky.

Laika, First Animal in Space (Russia)

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Lifting Body/Space Plane Development (US)

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Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) Concepts (US)

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MIR Space Station (Russia)

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Orion Spacecraft

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Propulsion Systems

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Russia in Space

Nave espacial Soyuz TMA 13 en la plataforma de lanzamiento en el Cosmódromo de Baikonur en Kazajstán, 2008

Nave espacial Soyuz TMA 13 en la plataforma de lanzamiento en el Cosmódromo de Baikonur en Kazajstán, 2008

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Russian Moon Program

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Russian Shuttle Program (Buran)

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Russian Space Probes

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Silver-Bird (Proposed, WWII, Nazi Space Plane Bomber)

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Chuck Yeager Signature Inside Bell X-1

Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

The X-1 proved an aircraft could travel faster than sound and gathered transonic flight data that is still valuable.

Actor Sam Shepard (who plays Chuck Yeager) & the real Chuck Yeager (who served as one of the film's technical consultants) on-set during the filming of "The Right Stuff" (1983)

An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff

Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts were little more than alien quarry or asteroid bait. In Kaufman's hands, however, spaceflight became a far more human pursuit—a story not of external threats but inner resolve. With its three-hour-plus run time and unconventional structure, the film—which tells the story of test pilots like Chuck Yeager and Gordon Cooper as they break the sound barrier and launch…

Captain Charles E Yeager is in the cockpit of the Bell X-1 supersonic research aircraft, Muroc Army Air Force Base, California, October 1947. He became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight on October 14.

Captain Charles E Yeager is in the cockpit of the Bell X-1 supersonic...

Captain Charles E Yeager is in the cockpit of the Bell X-1 supersonic research aircraft, Muroc Army Air Force Base, California, October 1947. He became the first man to fly faster than the speed of... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis

X-Planes

A collection of famous experimental aircraft which had a significant impact on the development of modern aviation technology.

Chuck Yeager & the Bell X-1. When Chuck Yeager strapped himself into the cockpit of the Bell X-1, hanging in the belly of a B-29, there were many who felt that he wouldn't return alive. Several men before him had died attempting to break the sound barrier.

General Chuck Yeager, USAF | Academy of Achievement

"It didn't make any difference to me whether I thought the airplane would go faster than sound. I was assigned as a test pilot on it, and it was my duty to fly it." The plane was the X-1, the year was 1947, the pilot was Chuck Yeager. But even before he made history by breaking the sound barrier, Yeager's exploits during World War II had made him a legend among his fellow flyers. Shot down over occupied France, the wounded flyer successfully evaded capture and crossed the Pyrenees into…

Honoring the men and machines of the golden age of experimental aircraft.

The Test Pilots: Photo

Honoring the men and machines of the golden age of experimental aircraft.

Charles "Chuck" Yeager stopped by the Museum last Friday to visit with the Bell X-1, the airplane in which he broke the sound barrier 68 years ago last month.

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Charles "Chuck" Yeager stopped by the Museum last Friday to visit with the Bell X-1, the airplane in which he broke the sound barrier 68 years ago last...

The Test Pilots

The Test Pilots: Photo

Honoring the men and machines of the golden age of experimental aircraft.

Bell X-1 - Ready for Inspection - Aircraft - Britmodeller.com

Bell X-1

After my all-grey F-15E last week, I thought Id brighten things up with the other extreme - the Bell X-1, probably the most orange thing ever to go supersonic. Its the Revell 1/32 kit, moulded in eye-wateringly bright plastic, and treated to a complete rescribe and aftermarket decals. A bit of sc...

Bell X-1 rockets

Bell-X1 | Aircraft

Bell X-1 Rocket Plane first to break the Sound Barrier

Bell X-1 Cockpit cross-section- This is the jet Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in.

Bell X-1 Cockpit

Bell X-1 Cockpit cross-section- This is the jet Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in.

Bell X-1 Engine Black Betsy

Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

The X-1 proved an aircraft could travel faster than sound and gathered transonic flight data that is still valuable.

Bell X-1 Engines

Bell X-1 Engine Black Betsy

Bell X-1 Engines

Outstanding photos the X-15, the fastest manned aircraft ever made

Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned rocket plane ever

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959, launched from a NASA NB-52B mothership. On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h).

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Bassmen: Photo

A sense of wonder. Scenes from another world. Strange landscape, architecture, vehicle & Aircraft. Science fiction. Steampunk. Dieselpunk. Cat. My another blog about Japanese architecture and landscapes 怪し景 / Ayashi-kwei

The ascent stage of the Lunar Module returning from the Moon, Apollo 17, December 1972 - Imgur

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