Apollo 12: Pinpoint for Science
July 12, 2018
Framed by palm trees in the foreground, the Apollo 9 (Spacecraft 104/Lunar Module 3/ Saturn 504) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 11 a.m. (EST)...
Launch – Apollo 9 – Cape
The phase and libration of the Moon for 2021, at hourly intervals.
Moon Phases for 2021
In October 2017, The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter celebrated 100 lunar days of being at the Moon. That's about eight Earth years.
100 Lunar Days - Parts I and II
Astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., Apollo 12 command module pilot, suits up in the Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the Apollo 12 prelaunch countdown.
Astronaut Richard F. Gordon Suits Up During Apollo 12 Prelaunch Countdown
Footage of the recovery of the Apollo 8 crew
Apollo 8 Recovery
Overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center, Building 30, on the first day of the Apollo 10 lunar orbit mission.
Overall View of Mission Operations Control in Mission Control Center
The orbit of the Moon in 2021
The Moon's Orbit
This view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft shows the Earth rising above the moon's horizon.
Apollo 11 Mission Image - View of Moon Limb, with Earth on the Horizon
In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space.
Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary
Searchlights illuminate this nighttime scene at Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, showing the Apollo 17 (Spacecraft 114/Lunar Module 12/Saturn 512) space vehicle during prela...
Prelaunch – Apollo 17 (Rollout)
The Apollo 12 Lunar Module (LM), in a lunar landing configuration, is photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Modules (CSM).
Apollo 12 Lunar Module, in Landing Configuration, Photographed in Lunar Orbit
Astronaut David R. Scott, commander, is seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) during the first Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site.
Apollo 15 Mission Image - View of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP)
The Moon from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Moon from LRO
View the Moon's phase and libration leading up to the 2020 Halloween Blue Moon.
Halloween Blue Moon
Apollo 8 astronauts and commanding officer of the recovery ship U.S.S. Yorktown walk the red carpet of the flight deck after splashdown recovery in the Pacific Ocean.
Saturn Apollo Program
Every Moon phase in 2020
Moon Phase and Libration, 2020
Astronaut Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 lunar module pilot, is photographed during the Apollo 7 mission.
Apollo 7 Mission, Lunar Module Pilot, R. Walter Cunningham
Katherine Johnson and other "Human Computers" played an integral role in the early days of America's space program.
Hidden Figures and Katherine Johnson
The Apollo 9 (Spacecraft 104/Lunar Module 3/ Saturn 504) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 11 a.m. (EST), March 3, 1969.
Launch – Apollo 9 – Cape
A view of the Apollo 15 Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit as photographed from the Lunar Module (LM) just after rendezvous.
View of the Apollo 15 Command/Service Module in Lunar Orbit
Ranger 9 was the last of the Ranger series of spacecraft launched in the 1960s to explore the moon and was designed to image and impact the moon's crater Alphonsus. Includes imagery from the onboar...
Ranger 9 Impacts Moon
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Apollo 12 Presentation
Astronaut John W. Young, Apollo 10 command module pilot, adjusts strap on his communications cap during suiting up operations for the lunar orbit mission.
Astronaut John Young During Final Suiting Operations for Apollo 10 Mission
This time lapse video taken during ISS Expedition 42 is assembled from JSC still photo collection.
ISS Expedition 42 Time Lapse Video of Earth
This is a close-up view of an astronaut’s foot and footprint in the lunar soil, photographed by a 70 mm lunar surface camera during the Apollo 11 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA).
Saturn Apollo Program
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