Space History Photo: Astronaut Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, holds a Special Environmental Sample Container filled with lunar soil collected during the extravehicular activity (EVA) on Nov.
life: “During Apollo historic moon mission in July astronaut Buzz Aldrin unfurls a “solar wind sheet” designed to collect atomic particles blowing from the distant sun. The Lunar Excursion Module, which got Aldrin and Neil Armstrong safely.
"Earthrise" is the name given to NASA image the "first jaw-dropping picture of Earth from outer space." It was taken on this day in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.
Thousands of high-res Apollo mission photos just went online