What every little firecracker wants to be when he grows up
This photo was the world’s first view of Earth taken near the moon. It was snapped by the U.S. Lunar Orbiter I on August 23, 1966, when the spacecraft was just about to pass behind the moon on its 16th orbit.
In the 1950’s, von Braun worked with Disney Studio as a technical director, making three films about space exploration for television. A model of the V-2 rocket is in background.
Wernher Von Braun and Walt Disney
Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) lift-off carrying James McDivitt and Ed White for a four-day mission. This flight included the first spacewalk by an American astronaut, performed by Ed White.
53 years ago today, the Space Age began with the U.S.S.R.’s launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite. Sputnik employed giant laser beams and photon torpedoes to help the Soviets subjugate the world’s entire population. Luckily, the Vulcans came along in 1989 and destroyed Sputnik in a space battle during which Commander Spock’s ship, the Epic Fail, was also lost.
Only the first sentence is true.
1959: Fish eye view of Project Mercury astronaut John Glenn training in a mock up of the planned space capsule.