In all of historical past, solely 24 people have ever escaped Earth’s gravity.
From 1968 via 1972, the crews of Apollo 8 via 17 voyaged to the Moon.
Leaving low-Earth orbit didn’t exempt them from customs.
Nevertheless, seven NASA astronauts perished previous to these celebrated historic occasions.
From 1964 via 1967, T-38 Talon coaching accidents killed Theodore Freeman, Charles Basset, Elliot See, and Clifton Williams.
Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee all perished in 1967’s launchpad fireplace.
The tragic classes discovered helped make sure the secure return of all subsequent Apollo crewmembers.
All 24 astronauts that journeyed to the Moon — together with 12 moonwalkers — survived.
Throughout Apollo 11, Michael Collins turned the primary individual to orbit the Moon solo.
The orbiting module went 45 minutes with out human contact throughout every revolution.
As the one individual not on both the Earth or Moon, Collins — the “loneliest human” — took quite a few iconic pictures.
Astrophotographer and artist J-P Metsavainio created this tribute to astronaut Michael Collins.
This spectacular art work is made completely of transcribed audio from the Apollo 11 mission.
With Collins’s latest demise, solely 10 Apollo astronauts survive.
At age 85, Ken Mattingly is the youngest remaining amongst them.
Largely Mute Monday tells an astronomical story in photos, visuals, and not more than 200 phrases. Discuss much less; smile extra.