Topic: Astronauts

John Glenn—NASA
Out There

John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Turns 93

To say John Glenn was a pioneer would be something of an understatement. The Ohio native, who turns 93 on July 18, was one of the Mercury Seven, the first astronauts NASA ever sent into space

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Scott salutes the flag after exiting the LEM and beginning his and Irwin's third trek of their lunar stay. Angled sunlight washes through the red, white and blue.
Toolbox

Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

The very ordinariness of some of the pictures from astronaut Jim Erwin’s purpose-built Hasselblad 500 EL camera, one of only 14 Hasselblads which ever flew to the moon, makes them seem both real and otherworldly

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NASA
The Backstory

The First Earthrise

45 years ago this month, a photo from space forever changed how human beings saw the cosmos.

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