Tags » Apollo 12

sketchbook astronaut

sketchbook astronaut from photo reference, apollo 12 training, 1969

update: this was my 200th post!


Steely-Eyed Missile Man

My favorite guy in all of NASA history is someone you’ve likely never heard of – John Aaron, the engineer they called the “Steely-Eyed Missile Man.” 901 more words

Luna 9

Here’s an cool bit of trivia. Today is the 50th anniversary of the landing of the uncrewed Soviet Luna 9 probe on the moon. After 11 previous tries, Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to manage a soft landing (not a crash landing) on the moon, or anyplace other than the earth, actually. 109 more words

The Engine that Could

Last Thursday I arrived for my volunteer shift at the Museum of Flight only to discover a press conference was about to start and we were all invited.  178 more words


ATSC’s interesting fact of the week…

…number 2! This one’s too good not to include.

Today…. 46 years ago Apollo 12 landed on the moon Pete Conrad and Al Bean became the 3rd and 4th members of the human race to set foot upon another celestial body.

18 more words
Structural Testing