Astronaut Pictures features famous astronauts and crew in earth orbit, on the moon and in space. Some great photos have been taken from spacecraft. These include Neil Armstrong, Bruce McCandless, Buzz Aldrin Mercury Seven and lots more. Share these pics with your friends. Cheers.
Astronaut on the Moon
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Astronaut in Trouble
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1st U.S. Military Woman in Space ~ Susan Helms.
Susan Helms, a member of the Space Shuttle Endeavor crew became the first US military woman in space on 13 January 1993. At the time she was a USAF Major.
NASA Mercury Seven Astronauts.
Mercury Seven was the group of seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA on April 9, 1959. These seven original American astronauts were Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper and Deke Slayton.
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin….Apollo 11 #Astronaut.
Buzz Aldrin was the second human being to set foot on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing.
RIP Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012).
Neil Armstrong was the 1st person to set foot upon the Moon.
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II…. without being tethered to the #Space #Shuttle – SIMPLY AMAZING!
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) outside Space Shuttle Challenger STS 41-B in 1984.
Guion Bluford Picture – First African American in Space.
Guion Bluford flew on four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992: STS-8 (1983), STS-61-A (1985) , STS-39 (1991) and STS-53 (1992).
Did you know?
Alan Shepard (1923-1998) was the first US man in space when he flew a sub-orbital rocket flight in his Freedom 7 spacecraft on 5 May, 1961. He flew 303 miles approx. in the 15-minute flight, reaching a maximum altitude of 116.5 miles.
Astronaut Links and References:
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II: Great Images in NASA. Pic source added Sunday 8th, July, 2012 (link removed – no longer works).
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