Enquanto os nossos amigos nos matam de inveja com fotos do carnaval no Rio de Janeiro, passamos o fim de semana olhando o arquivo de fotos da NASA sobre todas as missões Apollo. Esse banco de imagens contém algumas fotos desconhecidas que não estão muito fora de foco ou estouradas pra serem apresentadas nas grandes mídias. Mas na real, elas são incríveis! Se você também não está maluco de lança-perfume no bloquinho, ta aí um bom passatempo.
Abaixo algumas fotos da primeira missão, a Pre-Apollo.
While most of our friends make us jealous with pictures of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, we spent our weekend checking the NASA Apollo Archive. This image database has some of the less-know pictures that were not shown in the mainstream media. But they’re actually awesome. If you aren’t high in lança-perfume like us, here is a good thing to spare your time.
Below some pictures of the first mission, Pre-Apollo.
“The United States found itself in the heat of competition with the Soviets during the Cold War. One large component of this rivalry was focused on the space race. Space exploration was seen as the next step in the United States’ exploration, which made the Soviet’s surprising launch of Sputnik an unpleasant one. Realizing the importance of demonstrating intelligence, the US launched Explorer I and established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Soviets continued their profound intelligence, launching space probes and even orbiting the Earth. For this reason, President John F. Kennedy found it of the utmost importance to land humans on the moon before the end of the 1960s. NASA’s lunar landing program would make this mission a strong possibility. The funding for the space program drastically increased as the Apollo missions were planned—the most well known being Apollo 11.”