Convair Lunar Lander

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Kraft Ehricke at Astronautix

Image credit: Convair

Image source: Paul Carsola

Apollo Flight Configuration

The Saturn V configuration is shown in inches and meters as illustrated by the Boeing Company. The Saturn V vehicle consisted of three stages: the S-IC (first) stage powered by five F-1 engines, the S-II (second) stage powered by five J-2 engines, the S-IVB (third) stage powered by one J-2 engine. A top for the first three stages was designed to contain the instrument unit, the guidance system, the Apollo spacecraft, and the escape system. The Apollo spacecraft consisted of the lunar module, the service module, and the command module. The Saturn V was designed perform lunar and planetary missions and it was capable of placing 280,000 pounds into Earth orbit.

Saturn V at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: NASA MSFC

Saturn V Apollo

Saturn V at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: NASA MSFC

Bonestell Moonscape

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Chesley Bonestell

Image credit: NASA

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Mike Acs

Dan Beaumont Space Museum

Apollo 8 Coming Home

Oil on panel by Robert McCall. The Apollo 8 spacecraft fires it’s engines to propel it out of lunar orbit and the return trip to Earth.

This is NASA, EP 22, 1971

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: Numbers Station

Early Lander Concept

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source(s):

Mike Acs

Drew Granston

We Land On The Moon

NASA artwork as it appears in We Land On The Moon by John Raymond in 1963.

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Beautiful scan of an original NASA issued lithograph.

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Apollo Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

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Apollo4Ever

Drew Granston

Numbers Station

Deep Space EVA

Same scene depicted in my last Apollo post. May very well be the same unknown artist too. Brought to my attention by none other than Mike Acs.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

Image source: Mike Acs

Worden’s EVA

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It took me a few, but the lower version is either an earlier or later version of the same painting. The figure representing James B. Irwin is a repaint. My guess is the image on NASA’s site is later, reworked to give the figure a slightly more dramatic pose. The painting is by a North American Rockwell artist.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA

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NASA JSC

Numbers Station

By Jove!

Jupiter Lunar Landing

From one of Jupiter’s 12 moons, earth astronauts gaze on this impressive, but bleak, view of the 86,900 mile-diameter planet. More than 316 times the mass of the Earth, Jupiter is seven times further from the sun than Earth; would require voyage of one to two months to reach at velocity of one million feet per second. Max Hunter, Douglas Aircraft Company engineer predicts economically feasible trips to Jupiter will be made through development of nuclear thrust spaceship engines. 

Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. General Offices, Santa Monica, Calif.

Image credit: Douglas Aircraft Company

Image source: Numbers Station

Ithacus Explained

  1. Ithacus troop transport launched from a nuclear carrier;
  2. Troops disembark from Ithacus rocket at their destination halfway across the world;
  3. After transfer from the interior, empty vehicle is taken by barge to a convenient coastal spaceport for reconditioning and relaunch.

Text from Frontiers of Space by Philip Bono & Kenneth Gatland, 1969

Ithacus at Astronautix

Philip Bono at Astronautix

Image credit: Douglas

Image source: Philip Bono Collection