John F. Kennedy wanted a man on the moon before the decade was over. He announced this undertaking in his famous Rice speech on september 12 1962. Why a man on the moon? Why climb the highest mountain, Why does Rice play Texas? Just because we can, because it’s a human nature, to go where no one has gone before.
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969. On July 20 1969 at 20:18 the Eagle landed safely on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first man who set foot on the moon on July 21 1969 at 2:56. Splashdown on July 24 1969 near the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
Apollo 11 liftoff to splashdown
Listen to the liftoff of Apollo 11, approach to the moon, landing on the moon and the splashdown back on earth. Continue reading
So today there was an Epic splashdown of the Orion spacecraft. The one that NASA want’s to take to Mars. Today I witnessed the launch just like the shuttle in the ’80. This scene is epic. The space craft and parachutes just disappear into the clouds.
Fuckyeah Space. Epic splashdown of the Orion spacecraft.
The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion MPCV) is a spacecraft intended to carry a crew of up to four astronauts to destinations at or beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). Currently under development by NASA for launch on the Space Launch System, Orion is intended to facilitate human exploration of asteroids and of Mars, as well as to provide a means of delivering or retrieving crew or supplies from the ISS if needed.
The MPCV’s first test flight (uncrewed), known as Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1), was launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket on December 5, 2014 on a flight lasting 4 hours and 24 minutes, landing at its target in the Pacific Ocean at 10:29 Central (delayed from the previous day due to technical and weather problems). The first mission to carry astronauts is not expected to take place until 2021 at the earliest.