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The last human's view from the surface of the Moon so far: a post EVA-3 window pan by Jack Schmitt, Apollo 17, taken 49 years ago #Today
The last time we walked on the Moon. Portraits of Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt onboard the lunar module Challenger before lift off, 49 years ago #Today #Apollo17
This is the Apollo 17 lunar module Challenger during its lift off from the lunar soil, happening 49 years ago #Today
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During the Apollo program, astronauts hammered and drilled tubes into the Moon's surface to pull out soil buried down to 2 ft (70 cm) below. This sample was collected during #Apollo14. Astronaut Al Shepard took this “locator” of the Geology
In 1972, #Apollo17 astronauts drove tubes into the lunar surface to reach deeper for Moon soil. Some of these samples were vacuum-sealed on the spot, delivered to @NASA_Johnson, and unopened until 2019. A view of a pristine Apollo lunar sample at NASA's Johnson S
Now, scientists at @NASAGoddard use cutting-edge instruments that didn't exist during the Apollo era to study the #Apollo17 samples. They're learning how the Moon's surface chemistry was shaped over eons by radiation from space & from the Sun. Learn more: Two scientists working in the Astrobiology Analytical Labora
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Hoera!! Een nieuw draadje over #MarcVanRanst.

Het vorige was een enorm succes, er is duidelijk een honger naar #content over onze #held.

We beginnen met #MarcVanRanst in zijn living.
#MarcVanRanst en een journaliste.
#MarcVanRanst en een journaliste.
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Reading some @NASAhistory, and was curious who this was...
Her name is Poppy Northcutt, and she's the first female engineer to work in Mission Control at @NASA_Johnson #Apollo8.
For half a century, pop culture has immortalized a group of quick-thinking, pocket-protected men as the face of NASA’s mission control room during the Apollo program. But amid this sea of men, was one woman: Frances “Poppy” Northcutt, engineer and return-to-Earth specialist #NASA
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🚀Countdown to Launch 🚀

July 16, 1969, three astronauts departed on a mission that would captivate the world. In celebration of #Apollo50, we're counting down to the launch of #Apollo11 by sharing an artifact each day that tells the story of our journey from Earth to the Moon.
The artifacts we will be highlighting — big and small, critical and amusing, familiar and never-before-seen — are expanded on in the new book "Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects" by National Air and Space Museum curator Teasel Muir-Harmony. #Apollo50
Yesterday marked 50 days to #Apollo11 launch, so let's start at the beginning of the Space Race: the failed launch of the Vanguard TV-3 satellite in December 1957, a response to the Soviet Union's Sputnik success two months earlier: #Apollo50
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