Taken #otd in 1972, astronaut John Young searches for the perfect parking spot. The final resting spot of the "rover", is near the Descartes landing site. Stone Mountain can be seen on the left. The shadow of the Lunar Module "Orion" is visible in the foreground. #Apollo16
With only three weeks left until launch day – the Apollo 13 prime crew – Jim Lovell, TK (Ken) Mattingly, Fred Haise – and their backups continued training for their 10-day lunar mission. The astronauts conducted their last geology field trip and continued spacecraft simulations!
Did you know? When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Lunar Module on the moon, it only had 30 Seconds of fuel left! Nearly running on empty #BSW20 #BritishScienceWeek2020 #DidYouKnow #MoonLanding
"Aurora on Ice" by Stephane Vetter ( @twanight ) - As seen on @apod , the fish-eye (fulldome) picture made on Jokulsarlon Beach (a glacier lagoon) in #Iceland , shows a lunar halo and a strong aurora. Note Jupiter in the left of the moon halo.
Happy Lunar New Year, Although New NASA Models Suggest We Might Have Fewer Left
#NASARemembers : A Memorial on the Moon 48 years ago, a commemorative plaque in remembrance of 14 falle @NASA_Astronauts and USSR cosmonauts was left on the lunar surface by David R. Scott, Apollo 15 commander, and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot:
The Griffith Observatory caught the lunar impact. It’s at 3h43m11s at the Moon’s lower left, and it’s just a very brief flash.
It’s #NationalTwinDay & our #TwinGoals launch in this new era of lunar exploration. #Artemis , Apollo's twin sister in Greek mythology, is picking up where Apollo left off, returning humans to deep space in prep for Mars:
There's a 1st time for everything! #Today the 1st Apollo mission slated to touch the Moon left Earth. Apollo 11 launched from (9:32am ET #NOW in 1969 carrying Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin; the next ground any of them touched was the lunar surface 4 days later.