Steven Ray Nagel
(STS-51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
1946-2014
R.I.P.

Steven Ray Nagel

(STS-51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)

1946-2014

R.I.P.

asonlynasacan:

From Bold They Rise by David Hitt and Heather R. Smith, a Hank Hartsfield story from TK Mattingly about STS-4, post-landing, July 4, 1982:
“I said, ‘I am not going to have somebody come up here and pull me out of this chair… I don’t know what it is, but I’m going to give every ounce of strength I’ve got and get up under my own.’ So I…pushed, and I hit my head on the overhead so hard, the blood was coming out. Goddamn. It was terrible. Oh, did I have a headache. And Hank said something like, ‘That’s very graceful.’ So now I really did have something to worry about… Hank’s got some of the funniest stories he could tell about this stuff. So we got ourselves down there, and we’re walking around, and Hank said, ‘Well, let’s see, if you do it like you did getting out of your chair, you’ll go down the stairs and you’re going to fall down, so you need something to say.’ He says, ‘Why don’t you just look up at the president and say, ‘Mr. President, those are beautiful shoes.’ Can you get that right?’ He was merciless.”

(NASA photo; Story told with permission from David Hitt)

asonlynasacan:

From Bold They Rise by David Hitt and Heather R. Smith, a Hank Hartsfield story from TK Mattingly about STS-4, post-landing, July 4, 1982:

“I said, ‘I am not going to have somebody come up here and pull me out of this chair… I don’t know what it is, but I’m going to give every ounce of strength I’ve got and get up under my own.’ So I…pushed, and I hit my head on the overhead so hard, the blood was coming out. Goddamn. It was terrible. Oh, did I have a headache. And Hank said something like, ‘That’s very graceful.’ So now I really did have something to worry about… Hank’s got some of the funniest stories he could tell about this stuff. So we got ourselves down there, and we’re walking around, and Hank said, ‘Well, let’s see, if you do it like you did getting out of your chair, you’ll go down the stairs and you’re going to fall down, so you need something to say.’ He says, ‘Why don’t you just look up at the president and say, ‘Mr. President, those are beautiful shoes.’ Can you get that right?’ He was merciless.”

(NASA photo; Story told with permission from David Hitt)

Henry Warren “Hank” Hartsfield, Jr.
(STS-4, 41-D, 61-A)
1933-2014
R.I.P.

Henry Warren “Hank” Hartsfield, Jr.

(STS-4, 41-D, 61-A)

1933-2014

R.I.P.

Dale Allan Gardner
1948-2014
R.I.P.

Dale Allan Gardner

1948-2014

R.I.P.

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fuckyeahfemaleastronauts:

Today is the day of Remembrance.  NASA remembers their fallen astronauts, 10 years after the last shuttle disaster. NASA has set up a beautiful memorial site, which can be found here.

R.I.P.

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colchrishadfield:

Atlanta GA, with the busiest airport in the world, clearly visible from the Space Station.

My hometown!

colchrishadfield:

Atlanta GA, with the busiest airport in the world, clearly visible from the Space Station.

My hometown!

asonlynasacan:

Oh man. 

RIP Dick, Mike, El, Judy, Ron, Christa, and Greg.

asonlynasacan:

Oh man. 

RIP Dick, Mike, El, Judy, Ron, Christa, and Greg.

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scobeecentral:

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When I was younger, I used to watch The Dream Is Alive every day after school.

Originally produced as something of an advertisment-on-steroids for Lockheed Martin, the landmark IMAX documentary takes its viewers behind the scenes of the fledgling Space Shuttle program, showcasing everything…

Damn awesome astronaut and glad he was one of the TFNGs.

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commandmodulepilot:

January 27, 1967. Apollo 1: Gus Grissom, Edward White, Roger Chaffee. We will always REMEMBER!

R.I.P.

commandmodulepilot:

January 27, 1967. Apollo 1: Gus Grissom, Edward White, Roger Chaffee. We will always REMEMBER!

R.I.P.

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Today marks the one year anniversary of the creation of “The F-ing New Guys” tumblr! To celebrate, we’re having some cake courtesy of the Ace Satellite Repair Company (STS-41-C).

Today marks the one year anniversary of the creation of “The F-ing New Guys” tumblr! To celebrate, we’re having some cake courtesy of the Ace Satellite Repair Company (STS-41-C).

crookedindifference:

Apollo 17 Launch

The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 17 (Spacecraft 114/Lunar Module 12/Saturn 512) space vehicle is launched from Pad A., Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, at 12:33 a.m. (EST), Dec. 7, 1972. Apollo 17, the final lunar landing mission in NASA’s Apollo program, was the first nighttime liftoff of the Saturn V launch vehicle. Aboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft were astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander; astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot; and scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot. Flame from the five F-1 engines of the Apollo/Saturn first (S-1C) stage illuminates the nighttime scene. A two-hour and 40-minute hold delayed the Apollo 17 launching.

crookedindifference:

Apollo 17 Launch

The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 17 (Spacecraft 114/Lunar Module 12/Saturn 512) space vehicle is launched from Pad A., Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, at 12:33 a.m. (EST), Dec. 7, 1972.

Apollo 17, the final lunar landing mission in NASA’s Apollo program, was the first nighttime liftoff of the Saturn V launch vehicle. Aboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft were astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander; astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot; and scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot. Flame from the five F-1 engines of the Apollo/Saturn first (S-1C) stage illuminates the nighttime scene. A two-hour and 40-minute hold delayed the Apollo 17 launching.

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‘Astronaut Judith Resnik is greeted by family and friends after Resnik’s return to Ellington Air Force Base at the end of the STS 41-D mission.’

‘Astronaut Judith Resnik is greeted by family and friends after Resnik’s return to Ellington Air Force Base at the end of the STS 41-D mission.’

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Happy 70th Birthday to Guy Bluford!

*In addition to flying on four shuttle missions (STS-8, STS-61-A, STS-39, and STS-53) and becoming the first African-American to go into space in 1983, Colonel Bluford also served as a T-38 instructor pilot and has flown over 5,200 hours in various jet aircraft (along with 688 hours of spaceflight).

Happy 70th Birthday to Guy Bluford!

*In addition to flying on four shuttle missions (STS-8, STS-61-A, STS-39, and STS-53) and becoming the first African-American to go into space in 1983, Colonel Bluford also served as a T-38 instructor pilot and has flown over 5,200 hours in various jet aircraft (along with 688 hours of spaceflight).

Today marks the end of STS-51-A, which launched on November 8, 1984 and landed eight days later on November 16. Discovery, crewed by Commander Rick Hauck, Pilot Dave Walker, and mission specialists Joe Allen, Anna Fisher, and Dale Gardner; launched two communication satellites and then conducted a spectacular retrieval of two disabled satellites (launched aboard STS-41-B that February) using the MMU.