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

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Image source: Numbers Station

Apollo 17 Experiments

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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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

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Image source(s):

NASA JSC

Numbers Station

M-70 Valkyrie Mothership

North American XB-70 Valkyrie at Wikipedia

Image credit: North American Aviation

Image: AFMC 

B-70 Recoverable Booster

North American XB-70 Valkyrie at Wikipedia

Image credit: North American Aviation

Image: AFMC 

X-15 Hypersonic Final

North American X-15 at Astronautics

Image credit: NASA

Image source: NASA Image & Video Library