It’s always surprising to me how many people don’t know that the American Optical sunglasses worn by the Gemini, Mercury and Apollo astronauts are still being made and can be bought for a rather reasonable $39 USD. They’re built to the same standards as the originals by the same company (American Optical) and they suit...
This fascinating Saturn V cutaway drawing is by far the most detailed I’ve ever come across. It’s an original, official Boeing engineering breakdown by Don Sprague and includes everything you ever wanted to know about the Saturn V’s internal workings – right down to millimetre accurate measurements for all major components. Click the image below...
This is one of those extraordinary Apollo mission images that I'd never come across till just last week. After a little research I found the official NASA metadata for the image.
This excellent photograph of Buzz Aldrin was taken by Neil Armstrong in 1969, aboard the Apollo 11 Lunar Module just before they landed on the surface of the moon.
The American Optical Flight Goggle #58, or AO sunglasses as they're more commonly known, were the first sunglasses to land on the moon.
This is the Saturn V Flight Manual used by astronaut and Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell during the Apollo 14 program, Mitchell was just the 6th man to walk on the moon and spent 9 hours in the Fra Mauro Highlands region on February the 6th 1971.
This BBC documentary, titled "To Mars By A-Bomb - The Secret History of Project Orion", is one of the most fascinating 60 minute films I've seen so far this year.
Wernher Von Braun's first lunar lander design had room for 25 astronauts, the extraordinary behemoth weighed in at 8,739,000 lbs, was 160 ft tall, 108 ft in diameter and could (theoretically) produce 390,043 ft-lbs of power.