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Photos of Neil Armstrong Doing Cool Stuff on Earth

|| The “New Nine.” Pilots recruited to fly in the Gemini program. From upper right, in clockwise order: Frank Borman, John Young, Tom Stafford, Pete Conrad, Jim McDivitt, Jim Lovell, Elliot See, Ed White, Neil Armstrong. Credit: NASA via Retro Space Images


Charles M. Duke, Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, collecting samples. Duke is standing at the rim of Plum crater with the Lunar Roving Vehicle in the background


International Space Station silhouetted against the moon

International Space Station silhouetted against the moon I love this because it juxtaposes human made spacecraft against our nearest celestial neighbor

from Mashable

Thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos just went online

NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon

from PetaPixel

The Family Photo That Was Left on the Surface of the Moon

The Family Photo That Was Left on the Surface of the Moon. The message on back reads: 'This is the family of Astronaut Duke from Planet Earth'. Charlie Duke LMP - Apollo16


Astronaut John Glenn on the cover of Life magazine, March 2, 1962.


Gus Grissom John Young Astronauts 1965


John Young served 42 years as an active NASA astronaut, longer than any other, making 6 space flights. In 1965, Young flew on the first manned Gemini mission then commanded another mission the next year. He is 1 of only 3 people to go to the Moon twice. In 1969, he was first to orbit the Moon alone during Apollo 10 then became the 9th person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 16. In 1981, he commanded the first launch of the Space Shuttle (STS-1) then again in 1986 (STS-9).

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11. While he orbited the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned…