STS-3 Crew Patch
This is the insignia for NASA's third flight of the space transportation system's (STS) Columbia, depicted in the middle of the blue sphere against the background of the sun. The three prominent rays represent the third STS flight. The surnames of Astronauts Jack R. Lousma, commander, and C. Gordon Fullerton, pilot, flank the vehicle and the name Columbia appears at the bottom. The spacecraft's payload bay doors are open, and the remote manipulator system (RMS) arm is extended as it will be on several occasions during the actual flight. The art work was accomplished by space artist Robert C. McCall of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
A pair of "piggyback" satellites - Transit 3-B and its small companion LOFTI - before being fired into orbit together from the Air Force Missile Test Center's launch site at Cape Canaveral.
(U. S. Air Force Photo)
Edwin Aldrin inspects the footpad of the Lunar Module "Eagle" after it landed gently on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969, at 4:17 p.m EDT. The footpad sank into the soil only about two inches. In the weak lunar gravity, the astronauts weighed only one-sixth of their weight on Earth.
With a half Earth in the background, the lunar module ascent stage with moon-walking astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., approaches for a rendezvous with the Apollo 11 command module manned by Michael Collins.
Color Photo by NASA
NASA Tours Conducted by TWA, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Gemini Titan II
The United States 2 Man Space Missions
GT-3 - Virgil I. Grissom / John W. Young
GT-4 - James A. McDivitt / Edward H. White II
GT-5 - Gordon Cooper, JR. / Charles Conrad, Jr.
GT-7 - Frank Borman / James A. Lovell
GT-6 - Walter M. Schirra / Thomas P. Stafford
GT-8 - Neil A. Armstrong / David R. Scott
GT-9 - Thomas P. Stafford / Eugene A. Cernan
GT-10 - John W. Young / Michael Collins
GT-11 - Charles Conrad Jr. / Richard F. Gordon Jr.
GT-12 - James A. Lovell / Edwin E. Aldrin
The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) as seen by the 200-inch optical telescope at the Palomar Observatory. Like the Milky Way, Andromeda is a spiral galaxy orbited by Two companion galaxies, seen as bright spots above and below the Andromeda. Andromeda is approximately 20,000 light years across, and about 2 million light years away. (One light year is 9.5 trillion miles.) It is the nearest spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.