Apollo 50 - The Next Giant Leap. Image: NASA

As NASA celebrates 60 years, Apollo’s 50th Anniversary celebrations gathers pace, offers us opportunity to remind you about a great new graphic novel!

In the run up to the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a US government agency this year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) you may have missed that it unveiled an official logo to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program. NADA was established on 29th July 1958, with the signingContinue reading As NASA celebrates 60 years, Apollo’s 50th Anniversary celebrations gathers pace, offers us opportunity to remind you about a great new graphic novel!

The Skylab Haynes Owners Workshop Manual - Cover

In Review: The Skylab Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

Since the first ‘proper’ Haynes Owners Workshop Manual, for the Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite, was published in 1966, the publisher has covered the innards of many a vehicle – both factual and fictional, some of the covered here on downthetubes. But while the workings of Thunderbird 2 will surely delight many a fan of GerryContinue reading In Review: The Skylab Haynes Owners Workshop Manual

NASA’s Hitch Hiker Fans ‘Tweet’ Their Praise

Penguin Books and NASA have very different ideas about celebrating the 30th anniversary of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. NASA did it by having their LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) vehicle tweeting lines from Hitchhiker’s, just before it slammed into the moon’s surface earlier this week. Quoting the lines from Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’sContinue reading NASA’s Hitch Hiker Fans ‘Tweet’ Their Praise

Moon Landing: T Plus 4 Days – Splashdown

Today, the descent stage of Lunar Module remains untouched where it was left in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon. The ascent stage of the Lunar Module was left in a decaying lunar orbit and eventually crashed into the Moon’s surface. The Apollo 11 crew separated the CSM’s Command Module from the Service Module,Continue reading Moon Landing: T Plus 4 Days – Splashdown

Moon Landing: T Plus 3 Days – The Future

As the Apollo 11 Command Service Module covered the quarter of a million miles back from the Moon back to the Earth, NASA had big plans for the Moon with Apollo only being the first step. However, with the Apollo 11 flight accomplishing President John F Kennedy’s pledge to go to the Moon before theContinue reading Moon Landing: T Plus 3 Days – The Future