Misfits: From the Moon


Here are the lesser-known photos from NASA’s Apollo program, too sun-burned or out-of-focus to make it to mainstream, uncovered after many hours of browsing the Apollo Archive.

For more NASA related inspiration, check out the NASA tag. As an added bonus, here’s Neil Armstrong serving you some cake:


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Aldous says:

February 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

why does it look like Neil Armstrong is on the set of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’? I halfway expect Chief Broom to tear that TV off the wall and throw it through a window.


iklogos says:

April 10, 2013 at 6:48 am

My dream is one day to walk at the surface of the moon and talking with my comand center trought the radio conection and take some shots of the Earth. And now my dream it`s come true on may be 5 or 10% :)


Rabble says:

June 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

While I don’t necessarily agree that NASA may have the best dnsegis for spacecraft (of course, there isn’t really that much competition right now), I do agree with the guys on the NASA website if you’re gonna spend all this money, why would you build something that was basically sketched out on a paper napkin by a bunch of amateurs? Enterprise isn’t actually a very stable, nor robust design those engine pods are apparently outboard of the main ship’s body for a reason that supposedly had something to do with the warp cores, but the engineering’ section, where the warp cores reside, are the middle part. We don’t currently have any need for anything silly like that. So, basically, you’re wasting valuable mass on those big masts that stick the engine pods waaaay out from the main ship body. Now, if you were using dirty nuclear fission engines, yeah, I could see a reason for keeping the engines away from most of the people. But you’re using Ion engines so what’s the point? Whimsy? Not a good reason to spend a gazillion dollars (est. cost with overruns). Also, you really want to put the grav wheel rotated 90 degrees to the axis of thrust? HAVEN’T YOU EVER HEARD OF PRECESSION? The smart thing to do is put multiple pairs of grav wheels rotating in opposite directions rotated 90 degrees to the axis of rotation. Then you don’t waste any fuel correcting for the grav wheels pulling you sideways on your course. Of course, that’s the Babylon 5 space stations. And I think those are fine. Sheet, 2001 s wagon wheel space station would be a better design than enterprise at least it’s based on sound engineering principles, not whether Gene Rodenberry just wanted something strange so he could sell it to a studio.


Nena says:

July 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

Sam,The Enterprise can be built on sound engineering plcniipres. Precession of the gravity wheel should not a problem because the electromagnets will keep it contained in the donut-shaped cavity in the saucer hull. Yes, the wheel does create a gryo inside the saucer hull, but if precession ever starts it would have to be corrected by the engines. Simply put, its possible to push a rotating wheel through space on the plane of the wheel and the wheel remains well behaved. I will put up a blog post talking more about this.This site is based on the idea that the form the Enterprise is uniquely inspirational. I do not claim it’s the best configuration for a large spacecraft just that it’s good enough.Nothing on the horizon right now seems able to get the public and political leaders interested in increasing NASA’s budget. So this BTE site is based on the notion that if the idea of building the Enterprise caught on that a glimmer of hope might be possible to build a large ship that could finally get us out into space in a big way. So that is why using the form of the Enterprise is important.Some people laugh at the idea that building the Enterprise could get the public interested enough to triple NASA’s budget. Okay fine. So let’s hear their plans to change status quo.