Friday, April 29, 2011

Men From Planet Earth

On July 20, 1969 men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. They came in peace for all mankind.

After several Apollo missions to test the harware, navigation and maneuvers required for a lunar landing, the crew of Apollo 11 became the first to accomplish the goal. The Apollo Lunar Module was the first true spaceship designed and flown by man. It could only operate in the vacuum of space. It not only served to ferry two men to and from the surface of the moon it also served as their temporary home for up to three days on later missions. In all, six Apollo missions landed on the moon.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gemini Twins

When the first Agena Target Vehicle exploded during launch, the Gemini VI mission was left without a rendezvous target. It was soon determined however that the following Gemini VII spacecraft would make a good substitute. Gemini VII launched first. Part of its mission was to spend enough time in space to simulate a journey to the moon and back. On December 15, 1965 the renamed Gemini VI-A launched. After achieving orbit the spacecraft was able to locate and maneuver to rendezvous with Gemini VII. The two craft maintained station for 5 hours coming as close as 30 cm. This was the first time two spacecraft had flown so close together in space and confirmed the feasibility of the docking maneuvers that would be required for a journey to the moon. This print and many other art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions or want more information regarding customizing this print please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net.