Spacecraft & Astronauts

Spacecraft & Astronauts
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Soyuz TMA-6
The Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft is seen here approaching the International Space Station. On board are astronauts representing Russia’s Federal Space Agency, NASA and the European Space Agency. The spacecraft docked with the ISS as they flew over eastern Asia, seen in the background.


Apollo 11 Bootprint
This photo is of Buzz Aldrin’s boot print as he took one of the first steps on to the moon in July 1969. The Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon, with the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one


Space Shuttle Launch
The STS-1 Space Shuttle Colombia was launched in April 1981. Their mission was to orbit the Earth and land at Edwards Air Force base in California. Space Shuttle Colombia was the first space worthy shuttle in NASA’s fleet.


Moon Landing
The Apollo 16 mission lands on the moon in 1972. Astronaut John Young is jumping up from the lunar surface and saluting the US flag. The lunar module Orion and the Lunar Roving Vehicle are on the left. The hill in the background is


Space Shuttle
The moon is framed between the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Earth.


International Space Station (ISS)
The ISS is an international research laboratory that is actually being built in space. Construction began in 1998 and the station is expected to remain in operation until 2020. The ISS can be seen from Earth with the naked eye and is the largest artificial satellite that has ever orbited Earth.


This is the furthest that an astronaut has ever moved away from a spacecraft. The astronaut has a Manned Manoeuvring Unit or MMU, which is a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. Earth is in the background.


Saturn V
The Saturn V rocket is being prepared for launch. In the top right of the photo you can see a technician working on the white room on top of the rocket. The white room is where astronauts enter the spacecraft.