The Apollo 11 spacecraft Command Module is photographed being hoisted aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic lunar landing mission. Note the flotation ring attached by Navy divers is still attached to the capsule. (July 24, 1969)
Spacesuits used by the Apollo astronauts were no longer air-cooled. A nylon undergarment mesh allowed the astronaut's body to be cooled with water - similar to way a radiator cools a car's engine. Additional layers of fabric allowed for better pressurization and additional heat protection. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. undergoes suiting up operations at the Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo 14 prelaunch countdown. Shepard is the commander of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission.
The Lunar Module "Spider" ascent stage is photographed from the Command/Service Module on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. The Lunar Module's descent stage had already been jettisoned. (Image credit: NASA/David Scott)