1. sagansense:

    First public screening in the SkyScape Theater at the EAA AirVenture Museum!

    #IWTBAA #astronautsBRO #OSH14

     
  2. sagansense:

    The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will feature a screening of our film "I want to be an Astronaut during AirVenture 2014 at the Theater in the Woods:

    Bill Barber Award Presentation (7-7:30 p.m.) — Representatives from World Airshow News along with friends and family of the late Bill Barber will present the annual Bill Barber Award for Showmanship to an air show performer who has demonstrated extraordinary showmanship.

    X PRIZE 10th Anniversary (8-8:45p.m.) -– The Ansari X PRIZE was modeled after the Orteig Prize that Charles Lindbergh won for his solo flight in 1927 to reward the aviation innovation that he inspired. The $10 million competition challenged the world to form the first privately funded team to create a spacecraft to carry three people 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, twice within two weeks. Out of 26 teams and $100 million total spent on research, Mojave Aerospace Ventures won in October 2004. Speakers will be Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh; Gregg Maryniak, corporate secretary and chairman of the executive committee of the board of X PRIZE; and Doug Shane, executive vice president and general manager of the Spaceship Company. (8-8:45 p.m.)

    “I Want to be an Astronaut” (8:45-10 p.m.) -– This 38-minute documentary tells the story of Blair Mason’s dreams of flight from childhood to the United States Naval Academy. It’s an examination of the current state of America’s space program, the retirement of the space shuttle, and the future of space exploration. Featured appearances from producer of the film, David Ruck; X-15 and space shuttle test pilot retired Maj. Gen. Joe Engle; and retired Col. Charlie Precourt who served as the former chief of the Astronaut Corps.

    The Theater in the Woods venue has open-air seating for 3,500, and all programs above are included with your admission wristband. Details on admission prices, schedule, etc. can be found HERE.

    Shout out to our partners below for hosting us, and make sure to check in at the booths for ATK, Boeing, Aerojet RocketDyne, Lockheed Martin or Space Camp for further information along with your complimentary ticket to the screening!

    Tweet all of your questions and curiosities to @AstronautMovie using the hash tags #OSH14, #IWTBAA, #WhatIsNASAFor, #astronautsBRO, #NextGiantLeap, or #FutureArrives

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  4. science-is:

    Press kit covers created by contractors who worked on the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.

    (Source: apolloartifacts.com, via from-the-earth-to-the-moon13)

     
  5. spacettf:

    Apollo 15 Saturn V Launch by NASA on The Commons on Flickr.

    Tramite Flickr:
    The 363-foot tall Apollo 15 Saturn V is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 9:34:00.79 a.m., July 26, 1971, on a lunar landing mission. Note that the launch is reflected in a body of water across from the launch complex.

    Image # : S71-41810

     
  6. sagansense:

    Tomorrow, we (Melissa - aka lawngirl - and I) are not quite en route to orbit, but close enough…the world’s largest aviation event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI!

    (Source: cineraria)

     
  7. hiphiphoorayok:

    Remembering Apollo 15.

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  8. retrobaltimore:

    Apollo 11 astronauts return from the moon: The Sun Front Page: July 25, 1969

    Click on the newspaper above to get a closer view of the front page.

    (via from-the-earth-to-the-moon13)

     
  9. commandmodulepilot:

    Apollo 15 - Launched 43 Years ago today - Climb aboard the Lunar Rover…

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  10. from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

    Apollo 15 Launches 43 Years Ago Today (26 July 1971) —- The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 15 (Spacecraft 112/Lunar Module 10/Saturn 510) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, at 9:34:00:79 a.m. (EDT), July 26, 1971, on a lunar landing mission. Aboard the Apollo 15 spacecraft were astronauts David R. Scott, commander; Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot; and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot. Apollo 15 is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) fourth manned lunar landing mission. While astronauts Scott and Irwin will descend in the Lunar Module (LM) to explore the moon, astronaut Worden will remain with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

     
  11. bretaa:

    Okay I’m finally posting the photos from Johnson Space Center from last week. But we got to see historic mission control from the Apollo days and today’s mission control, we also went to the NBL and we went to building 9. In building 9 we not only got an Ariel perspective from the gallery but we got a tour on the floor of all the simulators by astronaut Nicole Stott from STS-133 and we got a Q&A as well! The group photo is with David Cisco, technician for the lunar modules who designed the separation of the LM. He is also an author of the book Full Circle which he signed a copy of. It was an honor to spend the day with he and Nicole their stories are phenomenal!

    (via scienceyoucanlove)

     
  12. for-all-mankind:

    One of my favorite parts of any space center, a rocket garden provides a peaceful setting to observe and inspect the flight hardware that mankind has used in its quest to conquer the stars. Kennedy Space Center’s rocket garden was the best I have ever seen it when I visited yesterday, 23 July, 2014.

    Since I last visited, every rocket has been repainted. The bright red colors of the vehicle markings on the Saturn IB stood out to the most to me. One of my favorite rockets, I remember the IB at Kennedy Space Center severely deteriorated, paint faded and metal rusted. Not the case anymore.

    The relatively recently refurbished Gemini Titan II has as it’s most defining feature it’s single LR-87 engine. Since the engine compartment faring was omitted on the Titan missile, the engines and nozzles are exposed more than on other rockets. This allows for great inspection of its complicated system of tubes, pipes, and wires.

    One element of the garden I was not able to capture recently are the rockets illuminated at night. The Saturn IB is draped in a dark blue, with each vertical rocket different illuminations of white. Ground lighting adds another level of beautiful ambiance to the garden, which takes on a totally different atmosphere after dark.

    (via sagansense)

     
  13. npr:

    "This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World’s Most Amazing Teen" via Linda Poon

    Move over, Zack Brown. When Gideon Gidori was 7, he knew he wanted to go into space. Now, the 15-year-old is using potato salad to fund his dream of becoming Tanzania’s first astronaut.

    – Alexander

    Image via Kickstarter

    (via sagansense)

     
  14. from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

    The Top Ten Moments of the Apollo Program- Recap

    Click Picture for caption!

     
  15. for-all-mankind:

    One of my favorite parts of any space center, a rocket garden provides a peaceful setting to observe and inspect the flight hardware that mankind has used in its quest to conquer the stars. Kennedy Space Center’s rocket garden was the best I have ever seen it when I visited yesterday, 23 July, 2014.

    Since I last visited, every rocket has been repainted. The bright red colors of the vehicle markings on the Saturn IB stood out to the most to me. One of my favorite rockets, I remember the IB at Kennedy Space Center severely deteriorated, paint faded and metal rusted. Not the case anymore.

    The relatively recently refurbished Gemini Titan II has as it’s most defining feature it’s single LR-87 engine. Since the engine compartment faring was omitted on the Titan missile, the engines and nozzles are exposed more than on other rockets. This allows for great inspection of its complicated system of tubes, pipes, and wires.

    One element of the garden I was not able to capture recently are the rockets illuminated at night. The Saturn IB is draped in a dark blue, with each vertical rocket different illuminations of white. Ground lighting adds another level of beautiful ambiance to the garden, which takes on a totally different atmosphere after dark.

    (via from-the-earth-to-the-moon13)