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Unfortunately the Rocket Experience video with Buzz Aldrin is no longer available Buzz Aldrin has done everything: he’s been an Air Force hotshot pilot, he

Perhaps the greatest space-themed film of all time was 1983’s The Right Stuff. This film is based on Tom Wolfe’s 1979 literary opus of the

This film is pretty grainy but these tests date from the late 1950s to the 1960s, in the early days of manned/unmanned launch vehicles. At

“To boldly go where no noms have gone before” In 1963, France – for some unknown reason – decided it would be a cool idea

From left, Deke Slayton, Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, and John L. “Jack” Swigert, 1970 Jack Swigert was like the Don Draper of the astronaut corps

“1966: Gemini 8 (NASA)” This footage from Gemini 8 is murky at best, but remember this mission went into space 44 years ago. Here’s some

“Swigert, you can’t take these girls with you, CUT IT OUT” – Andre Courreges “Moon Girls” Collection, mid-1960s. The blog “A Glimpse of Glamour” did

Some footage of Apollo 7’s mission in 1968. These old NASA videos are pretty amazing. Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of

“We are all BFFs! Really!!!!!” From left, Apollo 7’s Walter Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and Wally Schirra In October 1968, Apollo 7 was launched into space

Philip J. Bond, an illustrator, did a series from 2009 illustrating various women astronauts and cosmonauts in the history of the space age. These illustrations

If you’re a space enthusiast like me, you have most likely heard of the Voyager Golden Record placed on both Voyager space probes in 1977.

   The crew of Apollo 15, from left: Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin. 1971 NASA photo.    After the successful, seminal moon missions

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People residing and working in space, space settlements, or on long-duration space flights will need to produce infrastructures and food to maintain healthy lifestyles. The

Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates