I was captivated by this photo of solar sails taken on June 8.
The image from The Planetary Society was featured on the Astronomy Picture of the Day for June 19, 2015. Described in part as:
Once considered the stuff of science fiction, sailing through space was suggested 400 years ago by astronomer Johannes Kepler who observed comet tails blown by the solar wind.
More can be read at both sites and on this blog entry.
Take a ride on the moon with Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke in 1972.
90 Second Video
1930 – 2012
“As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.”
– NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
Ground controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrate the successful landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars.
One of the first images received.
Visit the NASA site for information, photos, video and more.
Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 5, 1961.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
for May 5, 2011.