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Soyuz Descent Module by jurvetson on Flickr.

rugged is the word that comes to mind.

The Voyagers (by Penny Lane)

"A short film about two small spacecraft, an epic journey, taking risks and falling in love. Also Carl Sagan."


Christmas Wishes from Space

While orbiting the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968, the three-man crew aboard the Apollo 8 spacecraft—Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders—offered live holiday greetings from outer space. After describing the desolation and bleakness of the lunar landscape, the astronauts read from the first ten verses from the Book of Genesis. Commander Frank Borman concluded the historic interplanetary telecast—sent to an audience of half a billion people around the world—with the message:

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a merry Christmas, and God bless all of you—all of you on the good Earth.”

(Reblogged from todaysdocument)

statement prepared by the Nixon White House in the event the Apollo 11 astronauts did not survive (via Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth ‘Crying In Rage’ : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR)

From the outside looking in

(via deonandia » The Death of Gagarin)