Category: space

Celestial globe with clockwork made from silver, brass, and steel, made by Gerhard Emmoser for Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, Austrian, Vienna, 1579.

(Via the Met)

Unpublished photos of Apollo 11 recovery come to the surface

For Apollo 11 He Wasn’t on the Moon, But His Coffee Was Warm.
Michael Collins is often the forgotten astronaut on Apollo 11, the one who remained in orbit, 60 miles above the moon in the Apollo command module, waiting for his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, to return from the lunar surface.

Berliners watching the launch of the Apollo 11 mission on June 16, 1969, on TVs in the window of a store selling electronics. 

(Photo by Edwin Reichert, Associated Press.)

Apollo 11 Capsule Foil and Memories of Plucking NASA’s Moonmen From the Sea

The creation of LA’s ‘most recognizable and beloved’ building: Griffith Observatory

Postcards from Space by Paul McGehee, 1980s.

Kickstarting the Space Industry

from Isaac Arthur


“Physica Sacra,” a book of scientific evidence and theories in support of the Old Testament by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer with copper-plate engravings by several artists, 1731.

The Lost History of One of the World’s Strangest Science Experiments