Lunar Module-2 built my Grumman Aerospace Corporation in the mid-1960s was held by NASA as a spare if the unmanned test flight of Lunar Module-1 was not successful. Following the successful completion of that flight, there was no longer an urgent need to fly LM-2 in space so the vehicle remained Earthbound and was used in integration testing with other components of the flight hardware, especially the Saturn V rocket. By 1969 NASA had no further need for LM-2 so […]
In commemoration of the Apollo Moon Landings, Hallmark produced an extraordinary pop-up book in 1969 called Astronauts on the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Moon Landings with the story by Stanley Hendricks and with illustrations by Al Muenchen. Paper mechanics and layout was by Howard Lohnes. Having owned a ragged copy of this book I was delighted to find in a northern California thrift store a pristine copy for only a quarter. Below are images from the book showing […]
Future’s past and present meet at the Apollo Saturn V Center where resides one of the last Saturn V rockets. This rocket never flew due to budget cuts ending the Apollo Program early. As a consequence, the large Moon rocket took on a new life as a display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
These images are from old slides dating back to the early 1980s taken at Kennedy Space Center. Sadly, even when the images were new the quality was not good since they were taken with a small box camera with a rather funky lens. What makes the images interesting is when they were taken at the beginning of the Shuttle era there are some remnants from the Apollo Program still visible in the form of one of the Saturn V gantries […]
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