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Lunar module ascending

A rare signed photograph taken during the first moon landing has sold for £5,200 at auction. It was given to the owner of a firm who arranged limousines for the astronauts during a 1969 London visit.

Shot by astronaut Michael Collins, who stayed on the spacecraft throughout the mission, it shows the lunar module being guided from the moon’s surface by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, with the Earth visible in the background.

Via BBC News.

NASA re-imagined

NASA’s logo re-imagined with Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, by Eisen Bernardo.

NASA Apollo mockup

NASA Apollo mockup. From the cover of Aviation Week, May 7 1962.

High jinks

Via Forgotten Nobility.

Young & Grissom

Astronauts John Young and Virgil Grissom in cabin of Gemini Spacecraft 3 as seen on television monitor during altitude test.

Via Duane King.

No room for small minds

Via Random and Retro.

Space chimp lives

Ham the space chimp returns safely after space flight, 1961.

Off-world vehicle

Via Nasa History & Science.

Planet of the Apes

Via Generic.

Apollo 7 launch

The launch of Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, October 11, 1968.

A C-135 aircraft, flying at more than 35,000 feet, photographed the launch of the Apollo 7 space vehicle. The image, taken from the ocean side and at such a high altitude, gave the appearance that the launch was from beside the VAB.

Photo: NASA

Via Scanzen.