Apollo 16: "Nothing So Hidden"
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The Moon from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Moon from LRO
A member of the Apollo 10 crew is hoisted up to a helicopter from the prime recovery ship, USS Princeton. Splashdown occurred at 11:53 a.m., May 26, 1969, about 400 miles east of American Samoa.
Navy Helicopter - Recovery - Apollo X Astronauts - Pacific
Footage of the recovery of the Apollo 8 crew
Apollo 8 Recovery
The five F-1 engines of the huge Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle's first (S-IC) stage leave a gigantic trail of flame in the sky above the Kennedy Space Center seconds after liftoff.
F-1 Engines of Apollo/Saturn V First Stage Leave Trail of Flame After Liftoff
A close-up view of two components of the Apollo lunar surface experiments package (ALSEP) which the Apollo 14 astronauts deployed on the moon during their first extravehicular activity (EVA).
Apollo 14 Mission Image - View of the ALSEP Station
Katherine Johnson and other "Human Computers" played an integral role in the early days of America's space program.
Hidden Figures and Katherine Johnson
This animation shows the last three orbits of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, with views of the impact site.
GRAIL Impacts the Moon
The Apollo 7/Saturn IB space vehicle is launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 34 at 11:03 a.m. (EDT), Oct. 11, 1968.
Apollo VII – Crew – Launch – KSC
Every Moon phase in 2021.
Moon Phase and Libration 2021
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After its soft landing, Surveyor 6 was the first spacecraft to be launched from the surface of the moon.
Surveyor 6 Lands on Moon
Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, starts down the ladder of the Lunar Module (LM) to join astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., mission commander, in extravehicular acti...
Apollo 12 Mission Image – Dark View of Astronaut Alan L. Bean Climbing Down the Ladder of the Lunar Module (LM)
In the early morning hours of April 15, 2014, the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014
A close-up view of a portion of a "relatively fresh" crater, looking southeast, as photographed during the third Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA), on Aug. 2, 1971, at EVA Stati...
View of Portion of "Relatively Fresh" Crater As Photographed by Apollo 15
This montage depicts the flight crew patches for the manned Apollo 7 thru Apollo 17 missions.
Saturn Apollo Program
Apollo 8 Astronaut James Lovell, Command Module (CM) pilot of the first manned Saturn V space flight into Lunar orbit, accepted a phone call from the U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson prior to launc...
Saturn Apollo Program
The Apollo 7 Saturn IB launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 34 at 11:03 a.m. October 11, 1968.
Apollo 7 Launches on October 11, 1968
The Moon orbits the Earth in the months prior to the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
2017 Eclipse and the Moon's Orbit
The Apollo 14 Command Module (CM) splashes down and two of its three main parachutes can be seen collapsing, as the 10-day mission comes to a safe and successful end.
Apollo 14 Command Module Approaches Touchdown in South Pacific Ocean
The Apollo 14 crew men show off some of the largest of the lunar rocks which they brought back from the moon during a through-the-glass meeting with news men in the Crew Reception Area of the Lunar...
Apollo 14 Crewmen Show Off Lunar Rocks During Meeting With Newsmen
Records the accomplishment of the basic mission of Apollo 10 - to uncover and solve the few remaining problems before lunar landing.
Apollo 10: To Sort Out the Unknowns
In the early hours of April 15, 2014, our pale moon will turn blood orange red. This spectacle will mark the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, a series known as a tetrad.
Red Moon Rising
Set to Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune, this visualization uses Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data to show the stark beauty of evolving light and shadow near sunrise and sunset on the rugged lunar su...
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
Not everyone gets to become a part of history, but mathematician Billie Robertson is one of the lucky ones.
Running a Real-Time Simulation of Go-No-Go for Apollo 17
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