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... One Giant Leap

Today (July 20, 1969) Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to visit another celestial body as they explored the Sea of Tranquility. The first ever lunar EVA began at 10:39 when they depressurized the Lunar Module Eagle. Neil stepped onto the lunar surface at 10:56, with Buzz joining him 20 minutes…

One Small Step...

Today (July 20, 1969) Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, supported by thousands of engineers, technicians, line-workers, and management, successfully completed part one of President Kennedy’s May 1961 challenge: landing on the moon. After a tense final approach, Neil guided the Lunar Module Eagle over a boulder field and…

Gemini X Time-Line Graphic

Today (July 18) marks the 50th anniversary of the flight of Gemini X. John Young and Mike Collins would spend over 70 hours on the mission, performing a docking with the Agena Target Vehicle (shortly after launch) and Collins would perform two EVAs, They used the Agena’s propulsion system to rendezvous with the Agena…

Spacewalks: Fun Or Terrifying

Today (June 3) a year apart, NASA launched two Gemini missions. In 1965, Gemini IV saw the first spacewalk by an American, Ed White. In 1966, Gemini IX-A started their “snake-bit” mission. Presented for your interest are the two missions in my new and improved “time-line” graphic style. Both missions have two images:…