Space the beyond

This Space Available: Le Chat Stuff - French Cats in Space


“To boldly go where no noms have gone before”

In 1963, France - for some unknown reason - decided it would be a cool idea to send a cat into space. French rocket propulsion engineers interviewed thousands of prospective space chats (or les chatstronauts) for this historic mission.

Via "As Only NASA Can"


In case you ever find yourself in a space shuttle with a Hasselblad in hand, NASA’s Hasselblad Astronaut Manual would be pretty useful.

via Laughing Squid

Photos de National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA - Photos du mur

Thierry Legault granted us permission to share this photo of Space Station. He says to look closely for spacewalker Steve Bowen on the end of the robotic arm. Get out your eye glasses!”

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_ (by Jack Crossing)


Apollo 17 Astronaut Training

Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison H. Jack Schmitt are preparing the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) and the Communications Relay Unit (LCRU) mission simulation. Support Team Astronaut Gordon Fullerton, standing, left, discusses test procedures to be performed in the High Bay of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building (MSOB). The Lunar Module Ascent and Descent stages also receive preflight checkout in preparation for the sixth U.S. manned lunar landing mission.


An x-ray of the suit that Alan B. Shepard wore on the moon during Apollo 14 mission in 1971.