Spirit of Apollo

Whatever I might do, it would not be as overwhelming as this.
Launch day at Mission Control for the very first Space Shuttle.

Launch day at Mission Control for the very first Space Shuttle.

Analog computing at the Lewis Research Center, 1960

Analog computing at the Lewis Research Center, 1960

Astronaut David Griggs standing beside T-38A before takeoff (7/20/1978) 

Astronaut David Griggs standing beside T-38A before takeoff (7/20/1978) 

8/22/63

8/22/63

Glenn Research Center, 1965 - “Americo Moe Forestieri studying effects of radiation on laser crystal”

Glenn Research Center, 1965 - “Americo Moe Forestieri studying effects of radiation on laser crystal”

NASA Budget as Percentage of Federal Budget:

1966 - 4.41%

1972 - 1.48%

1976 - 0.99%

1982 - 0.83%

1986 - 0.75%

1992 - 1.01%

1996 - 0.89%

2002 - 0.72%

2006 - 0.57%

2012 - 0.48%

Atlantis docked to Mir

Atlantis docked to Mir

ISS, photographed by Space Shuttle Endeavor, 2007.

ISS, photographed by Space Shuttle Endeavor, 2007.

NASA pressure suit test chamber, 1958.

NASA pressure suit test chamber, 1958.

Slave laborers at the Dora Concentration Camp building V2 rockets for Wernher Von Braun. More: http://www.dora.uah.edu/slavelabor.html